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No Oral Modification Clauses Remain Solid as a Rock

By Ryaan Doodson Introduction No Oral Modification Clause(s) (NOM Clause(s)) are a common sight in commercial contracts and generally state that all variations to the contract “must be agreed, set out in writing and signed on behalf of both parties before they take effect”. Such clauses seek to prevent informal, oral or perhaps unintentional changes […]

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By Jeanette Burgess In March 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its ‘Approach to Supervision’ document setting out how it planned to supervise firms. As part of its strategy, the FCA groups the firms it regulates into ‘portfolios’ based on the type of work they carry out and sends a letter every two years […]

Real Estate matters – Winter 2019/Spring 2020

By Martin McKeague, Elle Sugden, Steve Nixon, David Manda This briefing discusses the following topics in detail. Landlords Beware: Court Of Appeal Finds CRAR Can Waive Right To Forfeit Landlord’s Works V Tenant’s Quiet Enjoyment: Practical Solutions To A Perennial Problem Persistent Problems With Trespassers: What Can Landowners Do? Modifying Covenants: Unlocking Value In Leasehold […]

Drone delivery: An update for retailers

By David Cook Retail drone delivery is a reality All indications are that retail drone delivery is becoming a reality: Amazon and Walmart have registered patents in the US which address various challenges associated with drone delivery, such as how parcels can be dropped or deposited without damage; lighting and communications issues; component faults and […]

New deal for consumers: What retailers need to know

By James Crayton, Gwendoline Davies What’s new? The Council of the European Union has adopted Directive PE-CONS 83/19 on the better enforcement and modernisation of European Union consumer protection rules (the Directive), which is intended to improve standards of protection for consumers buying goods or services online and to provide more robust measures against unfair […]

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By Tim Faries, Sally Penrose The Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) announced today that Bermuda has moved to the “whitelist” following efforts over the past months to implement legislative changes that comply with the EU’s tax governance principles. In May 2019, Bermuda was included on the “greylist” as a cooperative tax jurisdiction with a […]

BVI joins EU Whitelist

By Jeffrey Kirk, Andrew Jowett, Robert Varley On 18 February 2020, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council announced that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has moved to the ‘whitelist’, indicating that the BVI is now in line with tax governance and transparency standards prescribed by the EU. In March 2018, the BVI was included on […]

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Company cars – time to go electric?

By Mark Braude Boris Johnson’s announcement to accelerate the ban on selling new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars has put a spotlight on electric cars. In this article, we look at how the government is using the tax regime to encourage employers to embrace electric. No benefit in kind for 2020-21 It is commonly understood […]

Blockchain in clean energy: how far has it come?

By Kay Hobbs Nearly two years ago, we published an article on blockchain, and its potential impact on clean energy projects in years to come. A lot has happened since March 2018, where only a small number of experimental projects had been attempted. Make no mistake, there is still a long way to go before the […]

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