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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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Aussie-German alliance to attack Chinese market

Sydney-based firm Gray & Perkins has entered into an alliance with German firm Brandi Dršge Piltz Heuer & Gronemeyer (BDPHG) with the pair seeking to tap into the increasingly lucrative Chinese market. Under the terms of the alliance, which will be made official on 17 January, BDPHG will use Gray & Perkins’ Beijing office to […]

Clarification

In last week’s Hall of Fame it was stated that 2 Garden Court was no longer in existence. In fact the chambers was simply renamed Garden Court Chambers and continues to practise in human rights, criminal defence, family and housing work. We are happy to set the record straight.

Oostvogels raids Lux rival for banking boost

Luxembourg firm Oostvogels Pfister Feyten has appointed Loyens Winandy senior associate Franoise Pfeiffer as partner to head the firm’s banking and finance practice. It takes the number of Oostvogels partners in Luxembourg to seven. Pfeiffer established Loyens Winandy’s banking and finance team and co-headed it with Eugene Tchen. She will focus on corporate finance, international […]

Review of the year

Career structures were changed to keep associates happy; equity partners were slashed; law firms’ diversity – or rather lack of it – was put under the microscope; and Freshfields proved there is such a thing as bad publicity with a year of PR disasters JANUARY The new year dawned with news that the first merger […]

Away with the fairies

There aren’t many lawyers who can cite ‘fairytale reading’ on their CV. So imagine Tulkinghorn’s delight to find Integrity Interactive director of compliance services Paul Rew’s voice telling the rather sombre Hans Christian Andersen tale The Flying Trunk. The story is available for purchase as part of an audio collection titled Thumbelina and Other Fairy […]

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