A month of moves in Asia Pacific

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Reform of the Community Infrastructure Levy

By Katherine Evans In March we reported on the government’s consultation on the reform of the current system of developer contributions. The government’s response to the consultation, released at the end of October, confirms that change is on the horizon. The key themes of the consultation were centred around a desire to make the system simpler and more […]

Court of Appeal rules on ATM rates

By Şenay Nihat Since 2013, retailers have had to pay non-domestic rates (‘Business Rates’) for automated teller machines (ATMs) built into the front of stores, rather than treating the ATMs as part of the store’s overall rating for valuation purposes. The Business Rates bill for the ATM was backdated to 2010, hitting retailers with significant […]

Proposed ban on flammable cladding – An update

By Adrian Mansbridge Following Dame Hackitt’s Review of the Building Regulations and Fire Safety the government announced that it would consult on banning flammable cladding. The consultation closed on 14 August 2018 and the housing secretary announced at the Conservative Party Conference that the ban would be brought forward.

Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport improves contracting process for healthcare

By Frank John Vrolijk, Aurélie Mingels On 9 November 2018, the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) informed the House of Representatives about the developments regarding the contracting process for care provision. The minister expresses his displeasure at the growth in the supply of non-contracted care in GGZ care and district nursing where this is […]

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By Patrick Hunnius and Nicolas Morgan The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced a mass action against 34 defendants for alleged violations of federal securities laws regarding reporting of stock holdings. As the Wall Street Journal reported, the action ‘is part of the “broken windows” strategy’ — i.e. where ‘even the smallest infractions’ are pursued — announced […]

Eversheds appointed as legal adviser to Bangladesh PPP Office IPFF Project

Eversheds and Dhaka law firm Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates have been appointed as legal advisers to the Bangladesh PPP Office IPFF Project. The appointment follows a review of the country’s PPP structure and growing support and backing for public-private projects in the region. The appointment includes reviewing and reporting on existing projects, assisting in […]

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Berwin Leighton Paisner names DLA’s Bob Charlton as Asia head and Hong Kong MP

Berwin Leighton Paisner has hired former DLA Piper Asia Pacific head Bob Charlton as its new head of Asia and Hong Kong managing partner. Charlton will join the firm in October and move to Hong Kong in January, making him the sixth partner in its office since it launched in 2011 in association with Michael […]

No5 barrister present seminar on effective employment tribunal advocacy

No5 Chambers employment barrister Mugni Islam-Choudhury will present part of a seminar hosted by Birmingham Law Society on effective employment tribunal advocacy, to be held on 9 October at Shoosmiths in Birmingham. The seminar will be split into two parts. First, judge Colin Goodier will give some tips on ‘dos and don’ts’ in an employment […]

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Wilson Sonsini says tech employee insider trading charges are ‘deeply disturbing’

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati employee Dmitri Braverman was arrested yesterday after allegedly stealing privileged information and selling it for an approximate total of $300,000 between 2010 and 2013. Wilson Sonsini spokesperson Courtney Dorman said in a statement to The Lawyer: “Yesterday’s charges against a staff member are deeply disturbing to say the least. Client confidentiality […]

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