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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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Coudert was delighted to snare top Frankfurt firm Schürmann five years ago. But then everyone started leaving. Is this a case study in how not to merge in Germany? By Jörn Poppelbaum Schürmann & Partners used to be one of the premier independent firms in the Frankfurt market. It was the referral firm of choice […]

Firm profile: Marriott Harrison

Last Monday (8 November) the number of partners in the corporate finance team at London’s Marriott Harrison grew to seven. For a 13-partner firm (eight of which are full equity), that is some critical mass. Rosemary Jackson, formerly an equity partner at Denton Wilde Sapte, is the third corporate partner to join the firm in […]

ING to City firms: don’t worry about conflicts

ING Group’s UK legal chief has moved to allay law firm fears about accepting instructions against the major banks. Speaking to The Lawyer, Adrian Marsh, head of legal for ING’s UK wholesale business, said City firms are being overly concerned, and while ING’s terms of engagement prohibit firms from accepting instructions against the bank, it […]

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