This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 19 April 2015

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Latest Briefings

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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Product liability

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers’ particular product liability expertise is in cases involving injury caused by medical or pharmaceutical products and devices and over the last two years members of chambers have been involved in a number of high profile/important product liability group actions which have led to it being recommended as one of the Leading Sets for […]

Braking systems takeover accelerated by Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie advised MAT Holdings on the acquisition of Federal Mogul’s braking sector for commercial vehicles in Germany and its braking sector for passenger and commercial vehicles in France. The acquisition was structured as an asset deal in Germany and as a share deal in France. Baker & McKenzie advised MAT on contract negotiations as well as on all antitrust law, employment law and tax law issues.  “Structuring the transaction required special antitrust expertise,” commented Dr Thomas Gilles, corporate partner at Baker & McKenzie in Frankfurt.

Pastures new at Freshfields

The senior partner race at Freshfields will be fascinating to watch. The magic circle firm is widely recognised to be the only UK outfit to have built a credible top-level US presence, but with increasing competition among the global elite, the new senior partner will need to be an effective ambassador. Freshfields senior partner race: […]

Clifford Chance and Skadden latest winners in wave of food deals

Nomad Food’s move for Birds Eye owner Iglo is the latest in a spate of food deals, mostly taking place in the US, that include the multimillion-dollar acquisition of Kraft Foods in March. Iglo is headquartered in the UK and controls a 30 per cent share of the European frozen food market. It’s an attractive […]

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