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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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Bird & Bird has advised US medical transcription services provider MedQuist, a Philips subsidiary, on its acquisition of Speech Machines. Corporate partner Roger Butterworth provided advice as to English law in a deal valued at approximately $10m (£7.2m).`Although MedQuist is quoted in the US, Anglo-Dutch giant Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV holds the majority of its […]

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CMS Cameron McKenna has just completed its first corporate transaction for Sara Lee Corporation – taking the work from under the nose of bigger player Clifford Chance. `Camerons won the job of disposing of Sara Lee’s UK bakery business which earned £50m in sales last year. The company makes, markets and distributes frozen baked foods […]

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When it comes to technology, media and telecoms (TMT), US firms have a head start. The home of Silicon Valley and Bill Gates was cashing in on the brave new world while the UK was still trying to work out how to turn on its Acorn computer.`So it is no surprise that many of the […]

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