Canada eases quarantine requirement for eligible fully vaccinated travellers

On July 5, Canada introduced new rules that provide a quarantine exemption to “fully vaccinated persons” entering Canada. The new rules do NOT ease Canada’s COVID-related travel restrictions, but focus only on providing a quarantine exemption for eligible fully vaccinated travellers.

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BC continues to advance its transition to clean energy through its new hydrogen strategy

British Columbia (BC) continues to lead the way on advancing the role of hydrogen in the transition to clean energy, having recently become the first Canadian province to launch a coordinated plan to develop and support its hydrogen sector. This article highlights key features of BC’s new Hydrogen Strategy and offers insight on the legal and policy implications arising therefrom.

Government responds to consultation on changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme – key points for independent schools

The Government has issued its response to the recent consultation on changes to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS), set out in the Teachers’ Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2021. The consultation response confirms the Government’s plan to allow a phased withdrawal for independent schools from the TPS and provides final detail of the protections available to certain existing TPS members. Phased withdrawal will allow independent schools to gradually leave TPS by continuing to offer TPS membership to existing staff; while having the discretion to not offer TPS membership for new staff. In this article, our pensions experts take a look at the Government response to the consultation and highlight what employers need to know.

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The sustainability of green financing

Maples Group acted for Xiaomi Corporation in connection with Xiaomi’s offering of US$800,000,000 2.875% Senior Bonds Due 2031 and US$400,000,000 4.100% Senior Green Bonds Due 2051 issued by Xiaomi Best Time International Limited, incorporated in Hong Kong and unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Xiaomi Corporation, a company controlled through weighted voting rights and incorporated in the Cayman Islands and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The green bonds offering marked Xiaomi’s initial foray into the world of green financing and more broadly Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). The proceeds of the green bonds are earmarked for ‘Eligible Projects’ within Xiaomi’s finance framework aimed at positive environmental and social benefits. Their framework follows the green bonds and loan guidelines of the International Capital Markets Association.

Guernsey consolidates economic substance and extends it to partnerships

Guernsey has brought partnerships into scope of economic substance requirements for accounting periods commencing on or after 1 January 2022, although partnerships formed on or after 1 July 2021 will be in scope immediately on formation where they conduct activities that trigger the economic substance requirements.

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