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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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New tax treaty signed between the Netherlands and mainland China

The Netherlands and China signed a new Tax Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion on 31 May. Once in effect (no earlier than 1 January 2014), it will replace the current tax treaty, which was signed in Beijing on 13 May 1987. The treaty clearly purports to further improve […]

Technology transfer agreements

The current regulation block-exempting certain categories of technology licensing agreements (broadly, where a licensor allows a licensee to employ licensed technology — patents, utility models, know-how, etc — to produce goods or services) from the competition rules on anti-competitive agreements is due to expire on 30 April 2014. The European Commission published for consultation a […]

High yield and convertible/exchangeable bonds

The first half of 2013 has seen private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers continue to look to the corporate bond and debt capital markets, as an alternate source of funding to bank lending, for M&A and joint venture project activity. Appetite for this kind of borrowing together with strong investor demand has resulted in the […]

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Washington becomes firms’ destination of choice

Elite UK firms receive cold shoulder in New York, but Washington DC is on the rise New York is a difficult beast to break. While US firms can often cherry-pick from the magic circle over in London. Partner moves over the past 12 months have included Clifford Chance structured finance partners Neil Hamilton and Matthew […]

James Bergstrom

Bergstrom, James

Bergstrom joined Ogier’s Cayman office in 1991 and became a Partner in 1998. He has previously also worked in Ogier’s Hong Kong office.  His practice focuses on the establishment of offshore hedge funds and private equity funds for a range of investment managers and financial institutions. He also has extensive experience in all types of general corporate and […]

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