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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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RBS Greenwich adds Linklaters lawyer to line-up

RBS Greenwich Capital, the institutional fixed income subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland, has strengthened its legal and compliance department in the US with the hire of a Linklaters lawyer. Pia Friis joins as senior vice-president and associate general counsel. She will provide legal support for the firm’s credit markets business, focusing on structured credit […]

Bracewell & Giuliani grows with raids on McDermott and Bingham

Bracewell & Giuliani has added four lawyers to its New York office including partners from McDermott Will & Emery and Bingham McCutchen following its recent raid on Linklaters. Bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer David Albalah joins from McDermott where he was a partner advising debtors and creditors on bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Julian Rainero joins from […]

Right on at Mishcon

Mishcons recently emerged as proportionately one of the City’s most ecologically sound firms, with news that around 10 per cent of its partners drive electric cars. Now news reaches Tulkinghorn that the firm is also making a bid to be the City’s most ‘right on’ bunch. Recently it swapped its suppliers of bottled water for […]

Qualcomm set for Nokia rematch

Sticking with the telecoms sector, telecoms companies Qualcomm and Nokia are at loggerheads again over patent issues, with the former lodging a complaint with the US International Trade Commission. If successful, Qualcomm could ban Nokia handsets from the US for infringing six of its patents, making the complaint a tricky issue for Nokia general counsel […]

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