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Sentencing Council publishes gross negligence manslaughter definitive sentencing guideline

The penalties imposed on individuals for fatal accidents in the workplace are set to increase after the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published its definitive sentencing guideline for gross negligence manslaughter. Walker Morris health and safety experts, Stuart Ponting and Robert Starr, consider the new guideline and the implications for employers and directors…

Energy Update – August 2018

This energy update includes the following white papers: CMA publishes final report on Heat Networks calling for new regulation The first National Infrastructure Assessment is published recommending growth in Green Energy NAO report on package recycling Update on Electric Vehicles Amendment Regulations 2018 – in force 24 July 2018 The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency […]

Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing?

By Katherine Evans On 24 July 2018, the long-awaited revised NPPF was released. The omission of social rented homes from definition of affordable housing in Annex 2 of the draft revised NPPF has been addressed. Starter Homes are now included in the definition but secondary legislation is still required to set out financial eligibility for […]

Luxembourg publishes law on VAT grouping

As foreseen in our previous newsflash, the law on VAT grouping has officially been published, last Friday. The text – which provides for an entry into force on 31 July 2018 – modifies the general VAT Law. It now enables Luxembourg entities sharing financial, economic and organisational links to set up a VAT group, thus allowing them to […]

Reform of the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system

By Edward J. Dougherty Following a recent reform in 2015, the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system is sophisticated and comprehensive. Nevertheless, substantial discretion is allowed to the competent national authority, and this is the source of most challenges for innovators…

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A Belgian boutique has been battling for the rights of a banana importer in his fight for the recognition of World Trade Organisation (WTO) rulings in Europe. Philippe Vlaemminck, managing partner of six-lawyer Ghent-based Vlaemminck & Partners, has been acting on cases concerning the trade of bananas and other fresh produce for more than 15 […]

A&O fortifies Shanghai with White & Case chief

Allen & Overy (A&O) has raided White & Case to boost its Shanghai office. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (15 March) Victor Ho, who launched White & Case’s Shanghai office in 2000 and who has run it ever since, last week joined A&O as a partner. Ho, a US-qualified lawyer, has experience in cross-border M&A, joint […]

Doughty Street signs up three new tenants

Human rights set Doughty Street Chambers has appointed three new junior tenants, bringing the number of barristers at the set to 89. Public and administrative law specialist Nicholas Bowen joins Doughty Street from 29 Bedford Row. Bowen’s practice covers human rights law as well as public and administrative law, and he has apeared in judicial […]

Beiten partners delighted with first post-KLegal financials

Beiten Burkhardt, the former German member of the defunct KPMG legal arm, has reported strong year-end results. The firm, which formally severed its links with KLegal in January 2004, turned over €70m (£48.8m) last year; the average profit per equity partner figure stood at €420,000 (£292,500), with partners at the bottom and top of equity […]

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