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What are the risks for financial services firms when improving their ESG initiatives?
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?
Due to the independence of the judiciary in each country or region, an award or a judgment rendered in one jurisdiction does not necessarily mean that it can be naturally enforced in other jurisdictions. Therefore, when choosing a dispute resolution forum, the very first consideration should be whether the award or judgment made by this forum can be enforced in the jurisdiction where the parties’ property is located.
The Government announced that the National Living Wage, the minimum hourly wage employers must pay all those aged 23 and over, will rise from £8.91 to £9.50.
Partners Alex Potts QC, Jonathon Milne, Ben Hobden and Erik Bodden were pleased to contribute the Cayman Islands chapter of the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Insurance Litigation 2021.
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Linklaters, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Reed Smith are lined up on IKEA’s £378m acquisition of Topshop’s former flagship store on Oxford Street. Ingka Investments, IKEA’s largest owner and operator, has agreed to purchase the sprawling property at 214 Oxford Street. The crowning jewel in Philip Green’s Arcadia empire, Topshop’s 100,000-sq ft-store was vacated in December last year. […]
Slaughter and May partners will be able to invest their own money in tech startups enrolled in the firm’s incubator programme. It is the first time Slaughters gives its partnership opportunities for direct investment in companies involved in its 2019-launched Collaborate accelerator, which next year kicks off its third edition. Collaborate cohort members will be […]
As firms repopulate their offices, we get a glimpse into life at Bird & Bird‘s London headquarters. The firm has been welcoming back lawyers and staff in its 12 New Fetter Lane office since last month. Under a new agile working policy, employees are now able to spend 50 per cent of their working hours […]
Dentons has planted another flag in the ASEAN region, through a merger with a Vietnamese firm. The combination with local firm LuatViet gives Dentons its first presence in Vietnam, in the cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. LuatViet is recognised in the market for its work across manufacturing, real estate and construction, as well […]
RPC is expanding its sports client base after the firm landed an exclusive role working for Premiership Rugby club Saracens. Saracens has appointed RPC as its sole legal services provider for the next three seasons, with the firm set to advise on all issues ranging from commercial contracts to dispute resolution. The firm’s sports head […]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is ending its relationship with Fieldfisher following a recent review that criticised the firm for taking a “demonstrably and inappropriately partisan” approach when advising the client. This latest decision forms part of RICS’ ongoing response to a damning report from 2 Hare Court’s Alison Levitt QC last month, […]
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