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The roaring twenties: disease, disaster, delays

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

New Zealand: Beyond extreme weather events, the cost of living crisis has sparked the working population of Aotearoa to take strike action across different sectors, including health, education, rest homes and ports.

Why remediation contribution orders could be the skeleton in the closet for corporate real estate

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

United Kingdom: The First-tier Tribunal's (FTT) decision in Triathlon Homes LLP v. Stratford Village Development Partnership and others is a stark illustration of the powers under the Building Safety Act 2022 (BSA) to pierce the corporate veil and redistribute the costs of building safety remediation works to those "with the broadest shoulders" irrespective of their degree of fault.

Scotland v England (Set-Off)

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

United Kingdom: Ahead of this weekend's match at Murrayfield, we will take an in-depth look at one of the many and important differences between our two great nations. Before jumping to conclusions, we are not going to be looking at national dress or a fondness for large and noisy wind-based instruments. Instead, we are going to examine the legal concept of set-off upon insolvency.

Property company consolidation – is the time REIT?

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

United Kingdom: The last few weeks have seen some significant REIT mergers/takeovers in the UK – LXi with London Metric; Tritax with UK Commercial Property REIT; Custodian Property Income REIT with Abrdn Property Income Trust; and Barratt Developments agreeing a £2.5 billion deal to acquire fellow housebuilder Redrow. What is behind the sudden uptick in M&A activity?

Key immigration updates

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

United Kingdom: Following the announcement by the Home Secretary in December 2023 that several key measures would be introduced to bring down record net migration figures, there are a number of important changes in 2024 that individuals and sponsors should be aware of.

New Regulations for electric and hybrid vehicles charging infrastructure

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

Mexico: The Energy Regulatory Commission has submitted for comments and approval a draft of new regulations applicable to charging infrastructure for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Nueva Regulación para infraestructura de carga de vehículos eléctricos e híbridos

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

Mexico: La Comisión Reguladora de Energía presentó para comentarios y aprobación un proyecto de regulación aplicable a la infraestructura de carga de vehículos eléctricos e híbridos.

Silent witnesses, loud inferences: the law on adverse inference

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

Singapore: In the realm of legal proceedings, understanding the nuances of evidentiary rules and their implications is paramount. This article delves into the intricacies of adverse inference within the context of Singapore's legal landscape, examining its significance, application, and ramifications in commercial litigation.

Construction activities: new extensions (in Italian)

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

Italy: New extensions for construction sites: the Energy Decree provides a 30-month extension of the deadlines for the start and completion of construction work provided that the construction permit or SCIA is issued or formed by June 30, 2024.

Can a Plaintiff in a fraud case serve court documents on the Defendants through the Defendants’ bank in Hong Kong?

Di, 20.02.2024 - 01:00

China: In a recent case Toyota Boshoku Europe N V v Kingsville (HK) Enterprises Ltd [2024] HKCFI 352, the Hon Au-Yeung J was faced with a situation where the Plaintiff, a victim of a large scale fraud, struggled to effect service of court documents on the 21st Defendant (“D21”) whose address was in the Mainland and the victim was unable to serve the documents through the PRC judicial authorities

<em>AB v. Central Bank of Ireland</em>

Mo, 19.02.2024 - 01:00

Ireland: The Central Bank of Ireland’s new Individual Accountability Framework (IAF), which came into force in December 2023, is an important milestone in Irish financial regulation. 

Government guarantees in the Implementation of Nusantara Capital City public-private partnership

Mo, 19.02.2024 - 01:00

Indonesia: To foster development and provide assurance to potential investors, the Ministry has introduced Minister of Finance Regulation Number 220/PMK.08/2022.

Court slashes Receiver and Manager’s fees of over S$1,350,000 by close to 47%; orders refund of over S$633,000 to our client

Mo, 19.02.2024 - 01:00

Singapore: Dentons Rodyk acted for the Applicant in Hang Huo Investment Pte Ltd v Wong Pheng Cheong Martin [2024] SGHC 32 where the High Court sets out for the first time the interpretation of sections 78(2)(c) and 78(3) of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018, including the requirement of “special circumstances” under section 78(3).

Property company consolidation – is the time REIT?

Mo, 19.02.2024 - 01:00

United Kingdom: The last few weeks have seen some significant REIT mergers/takeovers in the UK – LXi with London Metric; Tritax with UK Commercial Property REIT; Custodian Property Income REIT with Abrdn Property Income Trust; and Barratt Developments agreeing a £2.5 billion deal to acquire fellow housebuilder Redrow. What is behind the sudden uptick in M&A activity?

The Pensions Regulator expects trustees and employers to engage and collaborate where employers are involved in mergers and acquisitions

Fr, 16.02.2024 - 01:00

United Kingdom: In her speech, Nausicaa Delfas of TPR emphasized the importance of early and proactive engagement between trustees and employers during M&A to protect pension schemes. She highlighted that TPR's role is not to prevent M&A but to ensure pensions are fairly considered.

World of Work: Employment & Labor Law Highlights from 2023 and looking forward to 2024 – Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil

Fr, 16.02.2024 - 01:00

In this episode, we focus on the Latin American region. Our Consultant, Jaime Zegarra from Peru engages in a conversation with Senior Associates Fernando Neville from Argentina and Mercedes Espinoza from Mexico, along with our Associate Roberta Santos da Silva from Brazil, to review the key employment trends in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil from 2023 and looking ahead to 2024.

Non-compete clauses in Singapore and insights from the recent Shopee case

Fr, 16.02.2024 - 01:00

Singapore: The recent dismissal of Shopee’s lawsuit against an ex-employee has shed light on non-compete clauses in Singapore. This article looks at what a non-compete clause is, criteria for enforceability of such a clause, Shopee’s case and considerations for employers and employees before signing an employment contract.

Kazakhstan: Upcoming changes to the Subsoil Code

Fr, 16.02.2024 - 01:00

Kazakhstan: A number of amendments to the Subsoil Code adopted by the Amendment Law dated 28 December 2023 are expected to enter into force on 28 February 2024.

Dentons Smart Cities & Connected Communities Think Tank Virtual Roundtable: Getting To Know AI’s Revolutionary Potential And Vulnerabilities, Part 2

Fr, 16.02.2024 - 01:00

Join us as we continue our discussion about where we are with AI, where we are headed with AI and practical considerations that business, government and community leaders should be thinking about.

What’s New for Employee Home-Office Expenses in 2023

Do, 15.02.2024 - 01:00

On January 23, 2024, the CRA issued a new Form T2200 Declaration of Conditions of Employment for Working at Home for the 2023 taxation year.