LittleLaw looks at… the European Green Deal

On 11 December 2019, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, hailed “Europe’s man on the moon moment”. She was referring to the European Green Deal. The deal is an unprecedented plan, spearheaded by von der Leyen and her Vice-President Frans Timmermans, to transform the EU’s 27 Member States into a region defined by its sustainable development and low carbon economy. It charts a course for the EU bloc to be carbon neutral by 2050. But for this to happen, a lot will have to change.

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Thread Carefully: Ted Baker to reveal £80m share plan

Ted Baker recently announced a rescue plan combining an open offer to existing shareholders, and a placing, which will offer any outstanding shares to institutional investors. The rescue plan, which is selling shares at a discounted price of 75p a share, hopes to raise approximately £95m, with up to a further £10m available if new shares are also offered to the public in an offer for subscription.

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