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The employment contract can be linked to the creation and development of the Metaverse, it can involve providing services from the real world, but in the Metaverse, and even in the most sophisticated form it can be performed entirely, even from its creation, in the Metaverse.
This paper describes the main types of cryptoassets that can be used in a metaverse, as well as the current and planned legal regime applicable to them.
Royal Decree Law 23/2021: new nuances in the application of the mechanism for reducing surplus subsidies of electricity production facilities and new reporting obligations.
On 5 of November 2021, the Portuguese Parliament approved a set of legal amendments to the Labour Code which relate to teleworking matters and to the employer’s duty to refrain from contacting the employee during rest periods. These amendments are not yet in force and are now pending promulgation (or veto) by the President of the Republic. This informative note aims to provide a brief overview of the envisaged amendments which, in any event, should not yet be deemed as final.
This paper summarises the technical specifications relating to the durability requirements for batteries fitted in electric cars as set out in the Draft Global Technical Regulation prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.
Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.
In this podcast, Gowling joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia to discuss innovation in the UK power purchase agreement (PPA) market, and whether the prices we see today are transitionary and if so, how PPAs can make such prices sustainable and meet the ever-changing needs of both offtakers and sellers.
Angolan Central Bank (Banco Nacional de Angola) Notice no. 9/22 of 6 April was recently published to establish special schemes for mortgage credit and construction credit.
After a challenging year, UK cities are gaining foreign investment and developing their presence on the global stage. How has the pandemic, COP-26 and officially leaving the EU impacted the value of investment in the UK from a global standpoint?
On April 7, 2022, Ontario released its first-ever Hydrogen Strategy (the Ontario Strategy), making it the latest province to address Canadian hydrogen sector growth through policy.
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The zeitgeist is playing out in defamation disputes, and 5RB are at the heart of it
It’s not been easy for Western firms to break into the Saudi market
Demand for office space is booming in London
HSF’s ambitious plans for its Asia offices require huge investment and the firm is committed to getting there
A new pro bono initiative is encouraging business service professionals to get involved
The record growth seen among swathes of US firms last year was echoed across Continental Europe, as 2021 saw the largest jump in combined revenue in the history of The Lawyer’s Euro 100 report. The combined revenue of all 100 firms for the 2021 financial year grew by roughly €1bn between 2020 and 2021, rising […]
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Kennedys’ revenue was up 8 per cent over 2021/22, while London growth slowed due to the ongoing effect of Covid-19 across its business. Overall turnover increased from £264m to £286m, a rise of 8 per cent. In the previous financial year, Kennedys’ global revenue rose 11 per cent. Figures in the London office stalled, however, after […]
Ashurst has expanded further in the United States, announcing the launch of an office in Texas. The base in Austin will be its third office in the US, after New York and Los Angeles. It is expected to focus predominantly on infrastructure investment, development and finance matters in transport, social infrastructure and water. The new […]
US firm Milbank is weighing up introducing a salaried layer into its current partnership structure, The Lawyer has learned. The Lawyer understands the change to the partnership structure is being pondered in order to retain talent and with the intention of accelerating lawyers on to its partnership track. The new layer of salaried partners is […]
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is losing one of its derivatives specialists to Reed Smith, The Lawyer can reveal. Tariq Zafar Rasheed is set to join Reed Smith’s financial industry group, with a particular emphasis on derivatives, derivatives clearing, prime brokerage arrangements and structured products. The Lawyer understands a group of associates will also be joining. Rasheed moves […]
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