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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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Outplacement is the word of the month this chilly October. Lawyers have come to expect that if they are made redundant, their firms to find them new jobs. Big British firms are even exporting the practice to the US. Clifford Chance offered outplacement services for the 20 litigation lawyers it axed this month (see story). […]

Aegon bolsters legal team with new GC role

Leading insurance group Aegon has created the new role of UK general counsel, hiring Shepherd & Wedderburn corporate partner Marian Glen (pictured) for the position. Glen will report to Mark Laidlaw, Aegon UK’s finance director, and have responsibility for the 12-lawyer UK team. She joins the company in the new year. Stan Cook, head of […]

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Clyde & Co has posted double-digit growth in its revenue during the first six months of this financial year, with fee income increasing 10 per cent. Clyde & Co turnover up 10 per cent at half-year” />Clyde & Co has posted an initial double-digit growth in its revenues during the first six months of this […]

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