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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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Canada set to gain freedom from provincial boundaries

The Federation of Law Societies of Canada is planning to introduce complete mobility for lawyers in the country and do away with the provincial jurisdictions. At the federation’s annual meeting this month, it will start a process aimed at allowing lawyers to practise throughout the country rather than just in their home province.The country is […]

JP MORGAN/SOCIété générale

Norton Rose is advising JP Morgan and Société Générale on £482m worth of debt financing to assist French holding company Havas Advertising’s bid for Tempus Group.The firm’s leveraged finance team has a longstanding relationship with JP Morgan in London. However, this is the first Havas deal it has worked on, despite JP Morgan’s links with […]

Taylor Joynson gives up Romanian practice

Taylor Joynson Garrett is shutting down its eight-lawyer office in Bucharest, Romania, which was established in 1993. Bucharest managing partner Simon Dawes is moving back to London, where he will work as a partner in the firm’s projects department.Taylor Joynson managing partner Declan Tarpey denied that the firm was closing the office because it was […]

Slaughters' ex-manager convicted

Slaughter and May’s former general office manager has been jailed for taking backhanders from courier businesses when he was at the firm. Terence Dyke will serve 18 months for taking £123,000 in money transfers and cash from two courier firms. In return, he guaranteed the companies business with Slaughters, which in 1998 was spending £700,000 […]

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