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Will valuers become the superheroes of the future?

Considerations around sustainability are increasingly driving tenant, owner and investor behaviour, and are also beginning to impact the way that commercial buildings are being valued. But sustainability is just one of the components that valuers need to consider when calculating the potential rent and yield of a property. So, how can we accurately quantify the value of green assets, especially in relation to other kinds of assets?

The dos and don’ts of green infrastructure

In order to reach the ambitious net zero target set by the UK Government, owners and occupiers of commercial property will have to utilise a wide variety of the tools at their disposal from on-site generation and green energy sourcing to biodiversity, carbon offsetting and green infrastructure. And while the mix will vary from site to site and location to location, greening energy supply and implementing green infrastructure are essential to creating sustainable places.

National security law: when does it come into force?

TLT discusses when new laws governing investments and acquisitions that could impact national security will go onto the statute books, and how those affected (mainly investors and buyers) should prepare.

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Focus on Northern Ireland

As with other parts of the UK, the last 18 months have seen a period of exceptional market activity in the living sector in Northern Ireland, despite the economic challenges of Covid. Much of that activity has in fact been driven by the societal challenges and behavioural shifts brought about by the pandemic.

Canadian ESG for investors and lenders

Gowling WLG and Export Development Canada hosted an engaging virtual panel discussion focused on Canadian ESG in investing and lending. The panel touches on ESG in the context of our current market, as well as key considerations and upcoming developments in Canadian ESG.

Is this the end of rugby as we know it?

In the summer, new guidance was introduced for professional and amateur footballers to reduce the number of headers allowed in training and in use during a game. This followed an investigation into the impact of this move on the long term brain health of football players and a potential link to brain damage was raised.

Supreme Court of Canada on contract interpretation: Lessons from Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision in Corner Brook (City) v. Bailey provides helpful clarification and direction respecting the interpretations of contracts. The case arises in the context of the interpretation of a release. However, it has significantly broader application and reaffirms the contextual approach to the interpretation of contracts previously articulated in the SCC’s 2014 decision in Sattva.

Predatory marriage conference

Earlier this month, The Institute for Policy and Engagement at the University of Nottingham ran an in-depth virtual conference discussing the need for action on the issues surrounding predatory marriage.

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