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A word about sustainability

It is perhaps better to consider Sustainability in business as a continuum. What does this mean?

Business and HR professionals must avoid getting things wrong when they are right

By Nick McEwen The coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has brought with it the inevitable consequence of high levels of redundancies as organisation after organisation struggles to survive in the current economic climate. When a business finds itself in the unenviable position of having to make some of their employees redundant, HR professionals […]

Brexit: The final countdown to secure your workforce

By Tijen Ahmet In just 11 weeks, the UK is set to leave the EU, meaning now is the time for businesses to make any final preparations. On 31 December 2020, free movement will come to an end: a cause for concern for sectors such as construction, hospitality and leisure that rely on EU migrant […]

Why metadata matters in ediscovery

Metadata is data that summarizes other data. Every file saved on a computer includes some basic information about the file, enabling the computer’s operating system to be able to deal with it. The application in use (e.g., Microsoft Word) creates this behind-the-scenes information describing the information contained on a webpage, email, document, or electronic file. […]

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Ogier advises entities on the acquisition of three retail parks

Ogier has advised entities affiliated with global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co on the acquisition of three retail parks in Oxford, Sunderland and Glasgow for an undisclosed sum. The retail portfolio acquired is made up of multi-let retail warehouse space and contains a combination of food, shopping and retail outlets, as well as bulky […]

Tax newsletter: Serbia — July 2013

Following the last amendments to the tax laws (which we covered in our tax news from June 2013), the Ministry of Finance has since prepared several rulebooks to help implement the amended legal provisions. Among these, the Rulebook on Transfer Pricing is the most important. Other rulebooks of the Ministry prescribe new forms of tax […]

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China Watch – A Foreign Lawyer’s View from the Inside, part 2

This is part two of a four-part series on current status of the China legal services market, and as promised in the last blog, we will now turn to an analysis of the Chambers rankings of the top 20 Chinese law firms. In the first part of this series, we already underscored a few key […]

Combined heat and power remains in the hunt for new qualifications

The government continues to strengthen its policy on combined heat and power (CHP) schemes in a persistent attempt to drive up efficiency. Bio-energy is expected to make a significant contribution towards delivering the UK government’s renewable energy strategy, which seeks to cut emissions by 80 per cent for 2050 and to generate 15 per cent […]

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Professional indemnity special: Division sign

The collapse of several insurers won’t worry the smart set, but it is likely to be a problem for smaller law firms Lawyers on the hunt for professional indemnity insurance (PII) this year will find a market divided, with those in The Lawyer’s Top 100 likely to find increased competition for their business while firms […]

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