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Shoosmiths LLP | December 2022

In the Autumn statement, the chancellor confirmed that “despite the economic pressures we face, we remain fully committed to the historic Glasgow Climate Pact agreed at COP26 including a 68% reduction in our emissions by 2030”.  The construction industry has a big role to play in achieving this target by making buildings more energy efficient and reducing embodied carbon emissions during a building’s lifecycle ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Fundamental changes to the housing law regime in Wales took effect on 1 December 2022 when the Renting Home (Wales) Act 2016 comes into force. New form of rental agreement The Renting Home (Wales) Act 2016 (the “Act”) introduces a new form of rental agreement for residential property in Wales known as an “occupation contract” ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

How can investors, developers and the public sector find value in an ever-changing environment? This was the big central question forming the basis for EG’s recent Scottish Cities Live event, of which Shoosmiths was a sponsor ...

Carey | November 2022

On November 21, 2022, the Financial Market Commission (the "CMF") published the General Rule No. 489 (“Rule 489”) complementing the provisions of Chapter III. H ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | November 2022

pAs many of our readers know, a recurring theme in the industry is volatility and market uncertainty. Like recent quarters, the impact of inflation, Federal Reserve action, and interest rate movements continues to create uncertainty. In light of these conditions and declines in stock prices, we have observed many clients exploring less traditional ways to raise capital. Our corporate, financing, private equity and tax practices have been active in assisting in these efforts ...

DFDL | November 2022

Following the issuance of Prakas 003 on 26 January 2022 on the Rules for the Management, Establishment, and Functioning of Trusts (“Prakas 003”), on 3 November 2022, the Non-Banking Financial Services Authority (“NBFSA”) issued Prakas 052 regarding the Accreditation of Valuation Companies and Valuation Specialists in the Trust Sector (“Prakas 052”) in order to ensure the accuracy of the existing registered trust in Cambodia ...

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt | November 2022

A recent decision by a federal court of appeals found a New Orleans’ city code limiting short-term rentals of residential properties (such as AirBnB, Vrbo, Vacasa, etc.) to only landlords who lived inside the city was unconstitutional.In Hignell-Stark v. City of New Orleans, 46 F.4th 317 (5th Cir. Aug. 22, 2022), the Court held the city ordinance was an undue burden on interstate commerce ...

Shoosmiths LLP | November 2022

Shoosmiths’ specialist construction and regulatory teams have provided a detailed response to the government’s consultation on implementing the new building control regime for higher-risk buildings under Part 3 of the Building Safety Act 2022. The firm’s response draws on its expertise working with key stakeholders in the construction industry and first-hand experience of the issues that are relevant to the proposed regulations ...

Does your contract contain a dispute resolution section that refers to the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) rules, mediation and/or arbitration proceedings?  If so, then you need to be aware of some changes that took effect last month. The AAA revised its Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (“AAA Rules”) to update some existing rules and to add new rules ...

ALRUD Law Firm | October 2022

Please be informed that new Federal Law No. 332-FZ (“Law”) was passed on 14 July 2022 allowing the landlords to claim from the tenant the average monthly rent or to terminate the lease if the tenant's commercial activities are suspended. The Law establishes specific conditions under which the average rent could be claimed, imposes restrictions on landlord's right to terminate the lease agreement if foreign control over the lessee is terminated ...

PLMJ | October 2022

RENT UPDATE COEFFICIENT FOR 2023 Law no. 19/2022 was published in Diário da República (Official Journal) on 21 October 2022 and, among other measures, it establishes the rent update coefficient for the calendar year of 2023. During the next year, the annual update coefficient for rents of the several types of leases, both urban and rural, established in article 24 of Law no. 6/2006 of 27 February, which approved the New Urban Lease Regime (NRAU), will not apply ...

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | October 2022

pMany development authorities and other economic or industrial development authorities in the State of Georgia (each, an “Authority”) offer “Economic Development and Incentive” programs for private companies which commit to make new capital investments that promote trade and commerce and provide new employment or retain existing employment ...

With the end of the year just around the corner, it’s a good time to reassess plans and action-items. When reviewing your year-end estate planning or business transition concerns, there are several things to contemplate and review, such as year-end gift giving and tax considerations. Below is a list of items we’ve identified that you might want to consider as you plan for the end of the year and future transitions ...

On Aug. 16, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. Although it garnered headlines mostly for its $80 billion commitment to the Internal Revenue Service, the IRA went a long way toward providing tax incentives to real estate and related industries. Selecting a few primary issues from the IRA, as with any large-scale legislation, can be a challenge ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

This article focuses on the key aspects of the New Homes Quality Code (NHQC), which developers must consider and implement at the reservation and pre-contract stages ...

Shoosmiths LLP | October 2022

Levelling up was barely mentioned in the recent “mini budget”, reports say barely any of the levelling up funds have actually been spent and figures show that since the first time then PM Boris Johnson uttered those two words “levelling up” in 2020, our regional cities continue to lag behind the capital. Investment is 23% lower, take up 12% lower and average rents a whopping 54% lower ...

ALRUD Law Firm | September 2022

Since February 2022, Russia has adopted a number of regulations that aim to restrict real estate transactions involving persons/entities from certain foreign states. Such transactions require specific governmental approval prior to their conclusion. Further regulation has provided a number of exceptions to the previous prohibitions ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | August 2022

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has remained active in enforcing state housing laws through its Accountability and Enforcement unit. Notably, HCD has focused its attention on larger, coastal cities – most recently, the cities of San Diego and San Francisco ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has kept its Tier 1 ranking in M&A, and in Restructuring and Insolvency, in the latest launch of the IFLR1000 rankings, the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms. Earlier this year, SyCipLaw also received Tier 1 rankings in Banking, Capital markets: Equity, Project development, and in Project finance ...

The SBA has published a notice of “Tribal Consultation for Ownership and Control and Contractual Assistance; Requirements for the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program and other Planned 8(a) BD Program Regulatory Proposals.” The notice states that SBA is “planning to issue a proposed rule concerning the 8(a) BD program regulations . . ...

Asters | August 2022

In July, the Antimonopoly Committee asked the Ministry of Strategic Industries to update the conditions for providing state aid to companies that develop, manufacture, repair, and service aviation equipment and engines. What to update and how, the committee wrote in recently adopted  recommendations .  Asters lawyer  Olena Gadomska told Mind what the latter envisage, why AMCU is resorting to such changes and who they will affect   ...

On Thursday, August 19, 2022, as mandated by Executive Order 14063, issued by President Biden February 4, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council proposed a rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) to require that federal contractors and their subcontractors enter into project labor agreements (PLAs) with unions as a condition to receiving federal construction contracts worth $35 million or more ...

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