Real Estate Briefings
Time to conserve your energy? Minimum energy performance standards for commercially rented property download subscription
In July, DECC published its consultation paper on the proposed Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations (Non-Domestic).
Video: how to extend a lease — FAQs for leaseholders and freeholders download subscription
A lease is the right to use the property for a period of time. As the lease gets shorter, the value of the lease decreases and it becomes more expensive to extend the lease.
Restrictive covenant magic download subscription
Many developers are seeking to develop land that is burdened by one or more historic restrictive covenants.
Managing waste in your business download subscription
All businesses are subject to laws regulating how they manage waste — how they store, treat and dispose of it. Find out what the laws are and how to comply.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards download subscription
The government is consulting on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which must be met before a property in the private sector can be let.
Banking and Finance Briefings
Ukraine: new rules for conversion of FX proceeds download subscription
The National Bank of Ukraine has introduced the compulsory exchange of 100 per cent of foreign currency proceeds.
You need my consent — need I be reasonable in giving it? download subscription
A favourite context for the use of the word ‘reasonable’ is in loan and other funding agreements that contain negative undertakings.
Switzerland expands its measures to prevent the circumvention of international Ukraine-related sanctions download subscription
Measures have been adopted to prevent Swiss territory being used as a channel to circumvent international sanctions in connection with the situation in Ukraine.
Mansfield District Council received grant money from the European Regional Development Fund for two development projects relating to town-centre improvements.
Government plans to allow more development without planning permission download subscription
The government wants to boost housing supply, revitalise the high street and make better use of existing buildings.
Ebola outbreak: is it a force majeure event? download subscription
The potential impact of Ebola is of interest to all corporations with a presence in Africa, and in particular to those with projects, assets and personnel in the countries affected.
Opposed lease renewals: stepping into the (tenant) breach… download subscription
The Court of Appeal has provided useful guidance as to when a landlord may justifiably oppose a tenant’s lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
From the firm of the week
#MonkeySelfie — copyright dispute between Wikipedia and David Slater is not new download subscription
The dispute actually began in July 2011 between the UK-based Caters News Agency, who had hired Slater to do a nature shoot in Indonesia, and the blog Techdirt.
Conducting compliance investigations in China: a new regulatory environment download subscription
Dentons highlights lessons that can be learned from the Humphrey case and provides advice for navigating the risks associated with internal investigations in China.
MOL safety blitz results show many new businesses non-compliant with basic requirements download subscription
A recent MOL safety blitz has shown that many new small businesses violate basic legal requirements such as posting a copy of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
GAFTA Contract 49: interpretation of the buyer’s right to extend the delivery period download subscription
The English High Court has recently been asked to consider the meaning of clause 8 of GAFTA Contract 49.
Obese employees and discrimination: the verdict on obese employees hangs in the balance download subscription
Employers are waiting on the outcome of a court ruling that may mean special treatment has to be given to employees whose weight is causing them problems in the workplace.
Shared parental leave: regulations laid before Parliament and new guidance download subscription
From 5 April 2015, eligible employees will have the right to opt into a new system of shared parental leave.
New right for those in ‘qualifying relationship’ with a pregnant woman or her expected child to attend antenatal appointments download subscription
Employees and agency workers in a ‘qualifying relationship’ with a pregnant woman can now take unpaid time off work to accompany the woman to antenatal appointments.
Real Estate Analysis
Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes
Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end
Morgan Cole and Blake Lapthorn have finally decided that three’s a crowd and, after months of flirting with Boyes Turner, gone ahead with a traditional two-way merger.
Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump
Investors are enchanted by Morocco’s promise, particularly its political stability
Lawyer exits and entrances have made for a complex cast list of firms benefitting from the redevelopment of the Battersea Power Station area
Real estate continues to be the key money spinner for Nabarro, which has always been known for its work in the UK property market, (although) last year results were up across the firm. Google’s ...
It’s property work, but not as we know it: fussier clients mean firms are having to redefine their offerings and there is still talk of the magic circle backing away