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Energy from waste sites: can you adjudicate?

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?

Three steps forward for Scottish hospitality industry

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 […]

National hydrogen strategy

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.

Sustainable finance: Taxonomy regulation

The establishment of this unified classification system for environmentally sustainable activities will allow investors to redirect their investments towards more sustainable technologies and businesses.

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Salans partners to double capital contributions when Dentons merger goes live

Salans partners in London are being asked to contribute 50 per cent of their previous year’s remuneration as capital when the firm merges with SNR Denton and Canada’s Fraser Milner Casgrain in the coming months. The combined firm’s UK arm will take on SNR Denton’s capital structure, which requires lawyers to put half of their […]

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Bredin Prat joiner takes lead role on Virgin Megastore insolvency

Bredin Prat partner Olivier Puech has picked up a mandate from collapsed French entertainment company Virgin Megastore just days after joining the firm from Gide Loyrette Nouel. Virgin Megastore, which is majority-owned by private equity group Butler Capital Partners, filed for insolvency last week and was put into court-appointed administration on Monday (14 January). Like […]

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Asian firms to spearhead Myanmar expansion

Two of South East Asia’s largest firms, Rajah & Tann and Zaid Ibrahim & Co, have announced plans to expand into Myanmar. Singapore-based Rajah & Tann recently launched a Myanmar practice, co-headed by Singapore-based partners Chester Toh and Jainil Bhandari. A spokesperson for the firm confirmed that it is looking to open an office in […]

Financial Briefing January 2013

This briefing covers the latest updates to UK financial law for January 2013. To download this briefing click on the link above

London’s Rudy awakening

Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential bid turned out to be one of the greatest US political mysteries of our time. Among the favourites when he announced his candidacy in 2006, largely on the back of his popularity in New York City, the former Big Apple mayor ended up pulling out of the Republican nomination race with […]

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