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Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.

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UK treaty tiebreaker guidelines raise concerns

HM Revenue & Customs on 14 January published new guidelines (INTM120085) on nonstandard treaty tiebreakers that could have an impact on the UK’s tax treaties with the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands. The update to the HMRC International Manual covers cases in which there is no residence tiebreaker clause and the matter must be […]

Technology

Curtis counsels investors, start-ups and established global corporations in sectors as diverse as software, hardware, electronic media, nanotechnology, clean technology, biotechnology, renewable energy and life sciences. The range of services provided by the group includes: Stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures Mergers Equity and debt offerings Private placements Venture capital financings and partnering agreements Joint […]

Commercial contracts

Robust commercial contracts are central to the success of all businesses. We understand that at Shoosmiths. That’s why we have one of the largest dedicated commercial law teams in the UK. In fact, we have been ranked a top 10 law firm for commercial law by reference to the number of FTSE clients for whom […]

Hospital

Eversheds, One Crown Office Row advise as damning NHS report is released

Eversheds played a lead role advising on an inquiry chaired by Serjeants’ Inn Chambers silk Robert Francis QC into the failings of Stafford Hospital after hundreds of hospital patients died over a three-year period. One Crown Office Row also played a major role in the inquiry, with a raft of its barristers representing the various […]

Freshfields and Herbert Smith lead on latest foreign utilities takeover

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) have advised on the £164.5m takeover of Sutton & East Surrey Water (SESW) by Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation. The deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions of UK utilities groups by Asian buyers following the purchases of EDF’s UK power grids, Northumbrian Water Group and Wales […]

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