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The Competition and Markets Authority has found that competition between banks in the retail banking sector is not as meaningful as it should be.
First audits on 5 December…...
Large organisations are required to comply with a new energy audit requirement by December 2015.
Competition and Markets Authority consults on energy market reforms.
If retailers are told they can open for longer, what issues might they face? The obvious problem is localism, says Shoosmiths…...
What will the election result mean for British retailers?
Important new obligations on landlords, with penalties for non-compliance.
The European Commission has launched an investigation into UK plans to give financial support to coal-fired Lynemouth power plant’s conversion to biomass.
There has been concern for some years that a low EPC rating may prevent a commercial property in England and Wales from being let in the future.
Shoosmiths has advised Milton Keynes based Intelligent Maintenance Systems Limited on a transaction with E.ON Connecting Energies Ltd that has seen the energy company take a 25 per cent stake in the company.
A $100m US settlement may be of only passing interest to the UK auto industry, but parallels can be drawn with increasing levels of regulation in Europe.
The government is consulting on Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which must be met before a property in the private sector can be let.
Following the continued tensions in Ukraine and Russia’s suspected military involvement, the EU has imposed new sanctions against Russia.
Larger companies and non-public-sector organisations will be required to carry out mandatory energy-saving assessments.
The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 will come into force on 1 October and replace existing petrol storage legislation that will be withdrawn.
Shoosmiths has acted for KBC Advanced Technologies in a multi-million-pound acquisition. KBC has purchased FEESA for a value of £11.2m.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published amendments to Part L of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010.
Shoosmiths considers exclusion clauses in sale-of-goods contracts in light of the recent Commercial Court decision of Glencore Energy Ltd v Cirrus Oil Services.
Shoosmiths has advised Singapore-based Freight Investor Services on the strategic sale of a majority shareholding in Cleartrade Exchange to European Energy Exchange.
Lisa Tye and Kathryn Jump have joined Shoosmiths’ Manchester office, where they will be working alongside Melaine Grimshaw and Marcus Woody.