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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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Law firms may be needed to draft new laws

The Government’s lawyers are reportedly so snowed under with the weighty workload that Labour’s legislative programme is facing delay. The utilities bill, for example, – which reforms utility regulations – was due to be published before Christmas, but is now, apparently, on hold. There are also growing fears that the financial services and markets bill […]

Placement

Taylor Joynson Garrett advised Tornado Group on a £15m placing on AIM. Corporate partner Tim Oldridge led a team of five on the deal. Pinsent Curtis acted for Tornado’s nominated adviser Bell Lawrie Wise Speke.

Beating the mid-size crisis

Lawyers often talk about the success of the magic circle firms, but while they are pulling away from the rest of the market, another tier of firms is digging-in to sustain its position in the industry. This is the band of firms that can be described as mid-size – those that are not within the […]

Financing

Norton Rose advised Royal Bank Leasing on its funding for the £80m Eden project to build a global garden in Cornwall. Royal Bank Leasing is committed to providing £45m of lease funding for the millennium project while NatWest will provide a loan of £12m. David Coulter, banking partner at Norton Rose, led a team of […]

City firms advise on water deal

City firms Sinclair Roche & Temperley and CMS Cameron McKenna have completed the first stage of one of the world’s biggest water projects – advising the Municipality of Bucharest on a billion-dollar investment. The firms are advising the International Finance Consortium and the municipality on a project to supply water and sewerage services to 2.2 […]

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