Azerbaijan is one of the world’s oldest oil producers and the city of Baku and the Absheron Peninsula have long been known as historic sites for oil. After the industrial reversal of works in the oil fields in Baku in the 70s of the last century, more than a dozen foreign firms turned their attention […]
By Malika Khushmatova Renewable energy resources (“RER”) are defined under Uzbek law as solar and wind power, geothermal and hydro power, as well as biomass energy. Nowadays, RER is recognized as the salvation to the issue of carbon dioxide (CO2) emission and its attendant global warming. Along with the other countries, Uzbekistan as a party […]
By Vladimir Komarov Despite the fact that the political situation in Austria, in comparison with other countries of the Western world, is considered more favorable towards Russia, banks and other service providers have recently begun to treat Russian customers with increasing suspicion and skepticism. Therefore, doing business in Austria or using Austrian jurisdiction for capital management […]
By Saule Akhmetova Introduction The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (‘Kazakhstan’) is considering the draft law on the introduction of amendments to the tax laws. The Draft Law on amendments to the Tax Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (‘Tax Code’) is currently at the stage of negotiation by the Government. The Draft Law, […]
Parliament of Mongolia had adopted the Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Nationals on 08 July 2010. According to this law, the government has enacted appendixes of Resolution No145 on the Procedure of Issuance of Mongolian visa and Resolution No146 on Residence and Registration of foreign nationals in Mongolia in 2018 for regulating visa […]
Various briefings related to employment are covered in this article. These include: Ongoing Government consultations Employment Tribunal update Data subject access requests – do you know the rules? New laws on pregnancy and maternity discrimination on the horizon? Case Law Update – October 2019 Click to read them in detail.
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has published a consultation (available here) on how it plans to achieve the “future homes standard” announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement. The future homes standard is to be introduced in 2025 and is part of the Government’s plan for meeting its legally-binding target to reach […]
By Robin Staunton You can’t have escaped the avalanche of articles on the extension of IR35 – the off-payroll working rules – to the private sector from April 2020 and how businesses should gear up to apply the new rules to their contractors. This legal insight specifically focuses on how IR35 bites upon Turnaround Executives […]
By Lucy Harington Scotland has experienced a change in residential property law frameworks recently. In 2017, the First-tier Tribunal (Housing and Property Chamber) was introduced to deal with issues in the private rental sector. From rent or repair matters to right of entry disputes, the First-tier Tribunal helps landlords, estate agents and tenants resolve matters […]
By Mona Banu, Darius Trusculete The Romanian Competition Council (the “RCC“) recently imposed a total penalty of EUR 1.1m on four companies for indulging in anticompetitive practices. The companies breached the competition rules by colluding to rig bids for winter road maintenance services organised by the National Company for the Management of Road Infrastructure. Besides the […]
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The co-heads of Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance practice in New York have left the magic circle for Shearman & Sterling. Alan Rockwell and Michael Chernick, who cover all areas of leveraged finance, including M&A and private equity LBO financings, are to make the move from A&O. Rockwell started his career at the Scottish firm […]
Aberdeen-headquartered Eland is to be acquired by fellow oil and gas company Seplat, with firms including White & Case and Mayer Brown wining core roles. White & Case partners Allan Taylor, Mukund Dhar and Philip Broke won the mandate for the buyer Seplat, a Nigerian upstream exploration and production company. White & Case partner Ben […]
Name: Molly Beck Degree Subject: Law University: Oxford University Hobbies: Music, art galleries, museums, travel Current Department: Debt Finance Why did you decide to train as a solicitor? It was a natural progression from studying law at university and it presented the opportunity to combine the technical and analytical skills learnt through my studies with […]
Housing developer A2Dominion has launched a training contract after receiving authorisation from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). The company obtained approval from the regulator in October 2018, after the proposal was unanimously approved by the executive management team. Trainees are selected from an in-house pool of paralegals. Once they join, they have the opportunity to […]