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Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

Shoosmiths’ legal experts outline the key legal changes set to impact the UK’s real estate industry in 2024 and beyond. Introduction of biodiversity net gain in England New biodiversity net gain requirements will be introduced for large development sites from 12 February 2024 and are set to also apply to smaller sites from 2 April 2024. Biodiversity net gain aims to create and improve natural habitats by measuring the impact of a development on biodiversity ...

Lavery Lawyers | January 2024

On August 11, 2023, the Court of Appeal of Quebec handed down a decision in CFG Construction inc. c. R.,1 dismissing the appeal of the guilty verdict against an employer, CFG Construction inc. (?CFG?), for criminal negligence having caused the death of one of its employees. This decision serves as a reminder of the potential criminal liability of an employer, depending on its legal form, for the death or bodily injury of its employees in the workplace ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

To help the industry prepare, Shoosmiths’ construction specialists have outlined what legal developments may be in store for 2024. After a testing few years for the construction industry, 2024 is likely to be no breeze, with continued economic uncertainty and major regulatory reform on the way. To help the industry prepare, Shoosmiths’ construction specialists have outlined what legal developments may be in store for 2024 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

The Court of Appeal confirmed that, on the proper interpretation of a reservation of rights clause, residential tenants had obtained a right to park on a private road outside their flats. In the recent case of Duchess of Bedford House RTM Co Ltd v Campden Hill Gate Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 1470, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that, on the proper interpretation of a reservation of rights clause, residential tenants had obtained a right to park on a private road outside their flats ...

SyCipLaw Partner Benedicto P. Panigbatan responds to questions in relation to property ownership and foreign investment in the Philippines ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

Introduction The United States Trustee Program is part of the United States Department of Justice and oversees the administration of bankruptcy cases, including oversight of panel trustees. When a bankruptcy court grants a motion to appoint a Chapter 11 trustee, the United States Trustee (“UST”) is responsible for selecting and appointing the individual who will serve in such capacity ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | January 2024

  Following an antitrust investigation, in 2017 the European Commission had fined Google LLC and Alphabet Inc. a record €2.4 billion for abuse of Google’s dominant position. In brief, it found that Google was self-preferencing, by presenting results from its own Google Shopping first upon a so called “Google search”. On appeal to the General Court, the fine was confirmed in 2021 ...

Heuking | January 2024

Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.   Heuking advises Primus Valor group on the acquisition of several properties A Heuking team led by Dr. Sönke Görgens, Partner at the Hamburg office, legally advised Primus Valor group on the acquisition of several properties in Wolfsburg ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | January 2024

  The current exposure in the EU investment fund sector to the risks in real estate markets has been the subject of a recent publication, dated 10th January 2024, which was issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) as part of its ongoing Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities (“TRV”) risk analysis ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | January 2024

Following the Act of 19 December 2023 (published on 27 December 2023), the legislator has introduced a reconciliation procedure in the commercial and labour courts as well as in the courts of appeal. Previous situation The tool that Father Christmas has just added to the Belgian ADR toolbox is not new. Reconciling the parties has expressly been part of each court’s remit since 2018 ...

Lavery Lawyers | January 2024

Can a patent be infringed even if the patented product is not manufactured, assembled, or even used?  Indeed, such infringement is possible. In fact, this is known as the theory of inducement of infringement. Naturally, acts of ?inducement? must meet certain conditions before inducement of infringement can be found. The Federal Court of Appeal recently clarified these conditions ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

Shoosmiths' Living sector co-heads, Judy Fawcett, Kathryn Jump and Lisa Tye examine what 2024 might bring for the UK’s residential landscape. The Levelling-Up and Regeneration Act 2023 (LURA) is set to reshape the planning system and wider residential landscape in 2024. The Act introduces significant changes to the planning system, hinting at a shift toward centralised decision-making in the planning process – impacting all areas of the UK’s living sector ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2024

Shoosmiths' Judy Fawcett reflects on a roundtable the firm hosted in November 2023 - examining the partnerships model and the role it plays as part of the UK's living sector. “That’s the way we look at doing business. It is creating that partnership, relationship, that trust. And, hopefully that works both ways,” said Gwynn Thomson, investment director at Sigma Capital Group, during a roundtable Shoosmiths hosted in November 2023 ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2024

In June of 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously held in American Hospital Association v. Becerra that the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) overstepped their statutory authority when cutting 340B-related reimbursements to hospitals from 2018 through 2022 ...

Buchalter | January 2024

January 2, 2024 By: Braeden Mansouri and Alicia Guerra The California Legislature’s laser focus on addressing the state housing crisis did not subside during the 2023 legislative session. While legislators proposed over 150 housing bills, only a fraction of those bills were approved by both chambers. Still, Governor Gavin Newsom signed 56 housing bills into law ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2023

Climate and environment In November 2023, SVW assisted Greenpeace and Nature and Youth Norway in a new climate case before the District Court of Oslo. The plaintiffs challenge the validity of three new oil field approvals on the Norwegian Continental Shelf and ask for a temporary injunction ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | December 2023

The Norwegian real estate market in 2023 has been characterized by uncertainty regarding inflation and interest rates. The key interest rate is right now at 4.5%, which is the highest rate since the financial crisis in 2008. As a consequence of the aforementioned uncertainty, we have seen decreased investments in the real estate market in 2023 compared to recent years ...

Heuking | December 2023

Please note the following press release. This press release is available at our homepage.   Hertha BSC restructuring with Heuking   A challenging year for Hertha BSC is coming to an end. The Berlin-based team was forced to reorganize and restructure in particular due to business constraints and in view of its relegation to Bundesliga 2, Germany’s second division of professional soccer. Led by Dr ...

Carey | December 2023

On December 21st, 2023, the Chilean Congress approved the bill that modifies Law No. 21,420, which amended the Mining Code as of January 1st, 2024; the Mining Code; the Constitutional Organic Law on Mining Concessions; and the law that creates the National Geology and Mining Service (the “Bill”). Main amendments introduced by the Bill 1 ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2023

Many charities occupy property, whether as offices, shops or for other charitable purposes from hospices to food banks ...

Carey Olsen | December 2023

Convening Scheme Meetings: Cayman Islands Court in China Aoyuan confirms the applicable principles Introduction The first stage in any restructuring by way of a scheme of arrangement in the Cayman Islands involves meetings of such classes of creditors or shareholders (as the case may be) to consider, and if thought fit, approve the terms of the scheme. An application to Court is required for orders to be granted for convening such meetings ...

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