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Asters | June 2022

The military aggression of Russia and its satellites against Ukraine is not only a personal tragedy of Ukrainians and a threat to the existence of Ukrainian statehood. It also has an economic dimension in the form of huge material losses suffered by both Ukraine in general and each citizen in particular ...

Asters | June 2022

Military action has made adjustments to the activities of the vast majority of companies in Ukraine. Unfortunately, for many employers, the issue of revising the terms of remuneration of staff in the direction of reduction has become relevant. The Law of Ukraine “On the Organization of Labor Relations in Martial Law”  (the Law), which entered into force on March 24, reminded of the restriction of the constitutional right to work for the period of martial law ...

Asters | June 2022

What is important to consider? Many Ukrainian citizens are forced to stay abroad due to a full-scale Russian invasion. Some were there before the war and could not return, others had to leave Ukraine after February 24. It is clear that something is very difficult to predict at the moment and it can happen that, depending on your circumstances, your stay abroad can be long ...

Asters | June 2022

On June 21, the President  signed a  law ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (hereinafter referred to as the Convention). The day before, the law was passed by the Verkhovna Rada, 259 people's deputies voted for ratification, and only eight opposed it ...

Carey Olsen | June 2022

The Guernsey Housing Association has recently advised that there are currently more than 500 people on the waiting list for affordable housing. Affordable housing is housing that is reserved for certain groups of people whose needs are not met by, or cannot afford to rent or buy property in, the private market ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

The Court of Appeal has given some much-needed clarity on this issue in the recent decision of Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP [2022]. In a majority judgment, the Court of Appeal reversed the first instance decision and held that the collateral warranty in question was a construction contract within the meaning of s.104(1) of the Housing Grants, Construction & Regeneration Act 1996 (the Construction Act) ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | June 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the latest legal updates for June 2022 ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | June 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Fiction relies on creative and stylistic choices to entertain. Are there restrictions to creative licence when creativity meets real life? The High Court recently had to decide on a whether a claim, asserting defamation arising from a fictional drama, could be sustained or ought to be disposed of summarily. The Court struck out the defamation claim; a decision that is welcomed in light of the thriving entertainment industry in Malaysia ...

In 2019, the Oregon Legislature passed House Bill 2001, which was aimed at providing more affordable housing to Oregonians. To achieve that goal, HB 2001 made it easier to build denser housing in residential zones by requiring medium-size cities to allow duplexes on each lot or parcel zoned for residential use that allows single-family homes ...

AELEX | June 2022

In the recent case ofAslan v Stepanoski[1](the Aslan case), the Court of Appeal of New South Wales, Australia upheld a builder’s action suspending the performance of works over non-payment and denial of access to the site by the employer. The Court held that the contractor’s decision to suspend works was not a repudiatory conduct as he was entitled to do so under the contract ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | June 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, We are pleased to bring you the March 2022 Issue of our quarterly Newsletter, we hope that you will continue to find its contents of value to you ...

ALRUD Law Firm | June 2022

Invitation Dear Colleagues, ALRUD Law Firm is honoured to invite you to our webinar: "Labour Issues in Corporate Restructurings and Transactions during the Crisis Period" In these current challenging times, corporations face various difficulties that significantly influence their activities in Russia. Given the severe sanctions and technical issues caused by them, companies have been forced to find new business approaches ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Arbitration provisions are becoming more common in construction contracts, but a recent court decision reveals that enforcing these provisions requires more than just placing them in a contract. Contractors, especially those seeking to arbitrate claims involving multiple property owners or an entire homeowner or condominium association, must sufficiently establish that enough of the property owners agreed to arbitrate their claims. Mattamy Florida LLC .v ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Much recent attention has been on Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of extensive property insurance law changes in Florida. But on May 26, the governor also signed Senate Bill 4. While SB 4 primarily deals with condominium inspections and safety, the bill also changes part of the state law that enacts and governs Florida’s Building Code and changes the amount of a roof that must be brought up to current codes in the event of damage and repair ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

New Florida Statute Changes Building Code Requirements for Roof Repairs In May, Florida’s legislature met for a special session to address issues with property insurance claims and rates within the state ...

Kudun and Partners | May 2022

Following the launch of a real estate investment trust with buy-back condition (the “REIT buy-back”), which we extensively covered in our last article, “Overview of REITs with buy-back conditions: The new mechanisms to help real estate owners survive in the midst of Covid-19”, aiming to alleviate the woes that business operators, particularly the hospitality sector, have endured during the Covid-19 era, on May 10, 2022, according to information revealed by the Director of

Construction law is NOT boring, at least that’s what I tell my daughters. In these series of posts, I will explore some of the VERY interesting historical facts about construction law that can be used at your next motion hearing, family gathering, social event or fellow lawyer meeting. While these anecdotes may not keep your kids or significant others from rolling their eyes, hopefully they can provide a small respite from your (yes, I admit) sometimes boring life in construction law ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022

Aaron Harlow and Ian Hardman examine the tough new measures that are being taken to force the real estate industry to pay to remove cladding - protecting leaseholders from costs. The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has requested that residential property developers fund and undertake all necessary remediation of buildings over 11m that they have had a role in developing. This includes buildings both 11-18m and 18m+ ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022

Michael Bennett and Amber Wright explain the importance of reducing embodied carbon in construction - putting forward the case for legislative reform and how new technologies, methods and contracts are supporting the living sector’s move to net zero.     To date much of the government’s focus to meet its net zero targets has been on creating more energy efficient homes and buildings ...

AELEX | May 2022

INTRODUCTION On 10 March, 2022, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in Suits No: FHC/ABJ/CS/791/2020: Fan Milk International A/S v. Mandarin Oriental Services BV and The Registrar of Trademarks and FHC/ABJ/CS/792/2020: Fan Milk International A/S v. Mandarin Oriental Services BV and The Registrar of Trademarks, delivered two landmark judgements and established certain principles on the determination of trademark infringement ...

Shoosmiths LLP | May 2022

Local authorities will be given rights to let vacant high street premises under new powers contained in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. Background The government wants to regenerate local high streets as part of its levelling up agenda. A key element of its proposals is to give local authorities the right to let vacant premises on their high streets following a rental auction process ...

While architects and engineers take responsibility for the safety of the buildings they ‎design, they usually are not responsible for protecting the property or the people on-site during ‎construction. If a finished building falls because of improper design, the architects and engineers ‎who stamped the drawings will be the prime suspects for the failure ...

On February 4, 2022, President Biden issued Executive Order 14063, which requires federal agencies engaging in “large scale” federal construction contracts to include in their solicitation and construction contracts a provision requiring the prime federal contractor (and their subcontractors) to negotiate project labor agreements (PLAs) with local unions as a condition of receiving the contract ...

AELEX | May 2022

INTRODUCTION Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is fast becoming popular as a relatively easier method of resolving disputes across the world and intellectual property (“IP”) is not an exception. This is apparent from the rising number of disputes handled by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre over the past few years, from 136 cases in 2017, to 155 in 2018, 178 in 2019 and 182 in 2020 ...

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