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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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Herbies and Weil seal £126m Boosey & Hawkes deal

Herbert Smith client Imagem Music has won an auction to acquire classical music publisher Boosey & Hawkes from private equity house Hg Capital. Independent music publisher Imagem, which is owned by Dutch pension fund ABP and music publisher CP Masters BV, acquired the business for £126m under advice from Herbert Smith partner Ben Ward. This […]

Dishing the dirt

Regional differences in Belgium’s approach to soil pollution reflect those in the EU as a whole. Dominique Devos reports

PARTNERSHIP 2008: Lovells turns its nose up at its own

Lovells’ 2008 promotions round has been significant for a number of reasons: IP was the most heavily promoted practice area, just three females were made up and the total number of promotions dropped significantly on last year’s figure.

Maitland co-head relinquishes post

Maitland Chambers joint head of chambers Michael Lyndon-Stanford QC is to stand down, leaving Michael Driscoll QC as the set’s sole head.

Chadbourne seals PepsiCo Russia acquisition

Chadbourne Parke and Clifford Chance have won places as main legal advisors in soft drinks giant PepsiCo’s $1.46bn (£740m) bid for control of Russia’s leading juice company. Working for Chadbourne on behalf of PepsiCo and Pepsi Bottling Group are Moscow corporate partners Laura Brank and Konstantin Konstantinov. Clifford Chance represented major shareholders at Russia’s JSC […]

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