Bolstered by the government’s 10-point plan, electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular for both personal and business users. Read more about how electric vehicles are vying for first place in the new greener future.
Broadcaster Kate Garraway is just one of many experiencing the devastating effects of COVID-19, with her husband Derek continuing to face a year-long battle in hospital. In addition, this has been complicated further for Kate by the lack of legal protection in place.
In recent years a level of controversy has surrounded the leasehold system, with some people feeling they have been cheated out of their money. As a result, a number of reforms have been proposed, including lengthening lease terms to 990 years and removing ground rent.
Here we outline the updated guidance and why employers need to be aware of the change.
A case was brought against the government by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain, which was heard by the High Court, in October 2020. As a result, new government regulations have been put before Parliament extending the health and safety detriment protection rights to workers.
The European Union is committed to the fight against climate change (European Green Deal). One of the pillars in this fight is the expansion of renewable energy sources. According to the current goals, the share of renewable energy sources within the Union should increase to 32% by 2030. In practice, however, the expansion of renewable energy is increasingly being slowed down by the interpretation of EU nature conservation regulations by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Also, the latest decision of the ECJ is no “boost” for renewables.
It is only seven months until the eyes of the world fall on Glasgow as it hosts COP26. The conference comes with some terminology which might be unfamiliar. This article is designed to bring you quickly up to speed with the words and phrases you’ll be hearing a lot about in the coming months.
From 1 October 2021, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) will have new criminal powers to bolster its anti-avoidance arsenal, but what does it really mean for those involved with the running of pension schemes?
The National Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Agency, the National Concessionaire for the Angolan oil sector, has recently made available the online registration form for the sector’s suppliers…
In Helice Leasing S.A.S. v PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) TbK  EWHC 99 (Comm), the English Commercial Court faced with conflicting dispute resolution provisions applied a business common sense construction in deciding in favour of arbitration.
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Reed Smith has approved a Covid bonus to its associates. The firm has notified associates across its global platform that it will award special 2021 bonuses across the spring and autumn. These bonuses are based on seniority, ranging from $12,000 to $64,000 in the US; the amounts elsewhere will be based on jurisdictions and currencies. […]
Goodwin is starting a life sciences and tech practice in France with the hire of a partner from Dechert. The firm has taken on local partner Anne-Charlotte Riviere, who will join after 12 years at the rival US firm. As part of her practice, she advises life sciences and tech companies as well as investment […]
Eversheds Sutherland and Addleshaw Goddard have announced reduced promotions rounds, with 22 and nine freshly-minted partners respectively. Eversheds has cut back on its partner promotions after two enlarged rounds, with 22 lawyers making the grade. Last year after the firm announced its biggest ever promotions round, promoting 38 partners. In 2019, 27 were made up. […]
Hogan Lovells is looking to inject cash into a slew of female-led tech startups, as it opens its doors to a new cohort for its longstanding fintech incubator. The transatlantic firm is looking for businesses led by female founders for the next edition of its Global Fintech Mentor and Momentum Programme, which will be live […]
Mayer Brown is taking on a partner from Goodwin Procter to beef up its City real estate practice. The firm has taken Joe Conder from its US rival, who will join in June after almost nine years at Goodwin. Conder focuses on aspects of commercial real estate transactions including structured sales and purchases of high […]
Shearman & Sterling has changed its fiscal year-end to June, The Lawyer can reveal, meaning partners will have to wait longer to receive their distributions as the firm transitions. The US firm had previously tallied up its financials, promoted partners and calculated compensation at the end of the calendar year. However, it has now shifted […]
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