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Energy tax matters – Prinsjesdag 2018

The Budget Day Package 2018 contains a separate bill (‘Fiscal greening measures 2019’) with measures to reduce CO2 emissions. The proposal includes, among other things, the following changes in energy tax: Promoting electrification: shifting energy load from natural gas to electricity. The tariff in the first disc for natural gas is increased by EUR 3ct / m2, […]

UK real estate and competition law – An insight

By Samuel R Beighton On 18 September 2018, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (the “CMA”) announced that Heathrow airport (“Heathrow”) will pay a fine of £1.6 million in relation to an infringement of UK competition law arising from a restriction included within a commercial lease. Importantly, this case marks the first occasion that the CMA […]

Pre-purchase inspection is not a warranty

By Sandra Lando, Julie Djiezion For several years, there have been calls by some associations, including the Québec Association of Building Inspectors, for oversight of the work done by pre-purchase inspectors. On June 12, 2018, they resulted in the introduction of the Act mainly to improve the quality of buildings, the regulation of divided co‑ownership and the […]

Introduction of remediation agreement in Canada

By Glen Jennings, Matthew Doak The time has now arrived. A mechanism is finally in place in Canada that will allow for a better process to resolve criminal offences for corporations. In response to a consultation that ended in November 2017, the federal government introduced legislation amending the Criminal Code to allow for remediation agreements (better known as […]

Brexit poses challenges for intellectual property law

By David Barron, Ailsa Carter ‘Brexit’ poses considerable challenges for intellectual property law and presents uncertainty as to the  involvement of the UK, following its exit from the EU, in existing and proposed international regimes involving EU law. In March 2018, the text of a draft “partial agreement” was published . It indicates that, assuming the UK […]

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Olswang recruits systems specialist

Helen Sage reports Stephen Dreyer, a professional systems support manager, has joined media and communications law firm Olswang as director of its IT services. Dreyer’s career has spanned 13 years in senior systems management at organisations such as Andersen Consulting and Compass Software. John Akerman, managing partner of Olswang, said: “As a leading firm in […]

UK advocacy training wins plaudits from SA barristers

John Malpas reports THE QUALITY of advocacy training at the Bar has been praised by a team of South African barristers preparing to set up a similar scheme in their own country. The arrival of the delegation of 13 barristers in London as part of a govern- ment-sponsored aid programme was reported in last week’s […]

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Norton Rose co-ordinated international legal advice on the establishment of the Old Mutual South Africa Equity Trust. The country’s oldest and biggest insurer

Fiona McWilliams praises a recent insolvency judgment.

Fiona McWilliams is a senior litigation assistant at Ashurst Morris Crisp. In a recent case, Mr Justice Walker fired a timely shot across the bows of insolvency practitioners, reminding them the 1986 Insolvency Act gives them special powers and, in so far as these are unique to and arise from their appointment, are incapable of […]

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