Power generation sites have long created an issue for adjudications. Section 105(2)(c) of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (the ‘Construction Act’) provides a partial exclusion from its terms, including the right to adjudicate, where a site’s primary activity is power generation. Many sites, however, do more than just generate power. How do you work out a site’s primary activity?
Thursday 2 July 2020 brought a number of announcements of real interest and importance to the Scottish hospitality industry, and three standout. First, confirmation that outdoor hospitality spaces such as beer gardens and pavement cafes, can open as planned from Monday 6 July (subject to licensing). Second, an indication that on entering phase 3 of […]
The approval of EN‑H2 comes about in the context of the objectives of decarbonisation of the economy and of energy transition that have been assumed by the Portuguese Government. The main objective of EN‑H2 is the gradual introduction of hydrogen into the energy sector and other sectors of the economy. Therefore, the measures now proposed are intended to boost the production, storage and consumption of hydrogen.
The establishment of this unified classification system for environmentally sustainable activities will allow investors to redirect their investments towards more sustainable technologies and businesses.
On 23 April 2020, the Cayman Islands Court of Appeal delivered an important decision in the case of Re China CVS (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp., which focused on the question of arbitrability of shareholder petitions for the winding up of a company on the just and equitable ground. The CICA (Moses JA, Martin JA and […]
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Pinsent Masons’ cyber head has left the firm, joining Clyde & Co alongside an associate from his team. Ian Birdsey joins Clydes in London after eight years at Pinsent Masons and was made partner in 2016. Seaton Gordon, who is an associate in Birdsey’s team, is also joining Clydes. Birdsey advises corporate, SME and insurer […]
Shoosmiths saw a 12 per cent rise in revenue in its most recent financial year, with the UK regional’s turnover exceeding £150m in the last 12 months. As one of the few firms to have declared its financials for 2019/20, Shoosmiths announced a turnover of £154.2m for the year-end of April 2020, representing a lofty […]
Shearman & Sterling has snagged an arbitration partner from Bird & Bird in London. Garreth Wong joins the US firm after seven years at Bird & Bird. He joined in 2013 and was made partner in 2014. Prior to that, he was a barrister at Matrix Chambers before moving to private practice. He spent time […]
Burges Salmon is holding off from distributing its profit distributions to partners and has decreased its monthly drawings, part of a new set of measures put forward by the business. The firm has decided it will only pay quarterly profit distributions to partners if its financial results hit its yearly budget. The firm’s Q1 dividend […]
Businesses including Pearson and 3M have signed up to a new education platform designed to help general counsel craft the digital strategy of their organisations. The Digital Legal Exchange (DLEX) is a non-profit collaboration between UnitedLex and DXC Technology which was created to make digital more accessible to corporate law departments. The DLEX Going Digital […]
Clifford Chance has outlined a three-step plan to help its staff return to a normal working environment over the coming months. For the time being, employees and partners of the firm’s London and Newcastle offices will keep working remotely, with only a handful of operations employees accessing the premises. The measures for the UK are […]