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The Moveable Transactions (Scotland) Bill was recently introduced to the Scottish Parliament. The reforms in the Bill relate to assignation outright or for security purposes of broadly defined “claims” and to fixed security over corporeal (tangible) moveables and intellectual property - and the new fixed security regime is likely to be extended to shares and other incorporeal (intangible) moveables ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

  In a judgment delivered on the 28th of June 2022 in the names of Rapa et vs Chircop et, sworn application number 886/2018, the First Hall Civil Court was tasked with apportioning responsibility and liquidating damages consequent to a traffic accident which occurred between the car driven by the defendant Chircop and the pedestrian Rapa who had passed away as a result of the accident. In a rare decision, responsibility was not totally allocated to the driver of the vehicle ...

Businesses in the UK entertainment and advertising industries ought to tread carefully when using popular characters born out of TV shows, books or other works unless they have the necessary rights or permissions to do so ...

The Scottish Government yesterday (6 July) published its latest consultation on high fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) foods, postponed from 2018 due to the pandemic. The objective is clear: tackling Scotland's poor diet and growing obesity problem ...

In Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Ltd v Simply Construct (UK) LLP, the Court of Appeal recently determined that a collateral warranty, signed four years after completion, was a construction contract that applied retrospectively, therefore an adjudication award applied to the dispute under the warranty and was enforceable. The court’s decision provides clarity that a collateral warranty can be sufficient evidence of contractual obligations to seek enforcement of an adjudication award ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Employee networks are voluntary groups of employees that come together based on shared identity or life experience. Properly organised and empowered networks greatly benefit those organisations genuinely looking to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2022

With creditors in mind, we have launched anew special-interest service on our website,Creditor Protection, devoted entirely to what creditors can dowhen debtors unlawfully evade payment of their debts or performance of other obligations. The longer you keep someone else’s money, the more you consider it yours, the harder it is to part with it, and the more you hate the person you have to repay it to. Unfortunately, this aphorism perfectly reflects the situation in Poland ...

ALTIUS/Tiberghien | July 2022

The European Commission has presented its Proposal for a Regulation on the European Health Data Space (the “Proposal”). While it aims to strengthen the rights of individuals and unlock data’s potential for research purposes, it also adds complexity to an already extensive legal framework. Here is what you need to know: In its 2020 Data Strategy, the European Commission outlined a plan to unlock the untapped potential of the EU data economy ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The essence of a service charge is that the landlord provides certain services and facilities for the benefit of the occupiers of a multi-let building and the occupiers collectively reimburse the landlord for those costs by paying a fair proportion of the costs of those services ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Welcome to the third and final part in our series of articles on the Building Safety Act 2022. In Part 1 of our series of articles on the Building Safety Act 2022 we discussed the greater exposure to claims due to extensions in limitation periods and the measures aimed at addressing failures to remedy historical safety defects. In Part 2, we discussed the dutyholder regime and, in this final part, we look at the new gateway regime for higher risk buildings ...

Krogerus | July 2022

This newsletter features a look into ongoing Finnish legal reforms and recent law. The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority's jurisdiction in merger control to be expanded by lowering turnover thresholds The Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment published in June 2022 a draft government bill on lowering the Finnish merger control turnover thresholds ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

  On the 6th July, the Malta Business Registry (MBR) issued a circular advising all companies registered in Malta to provide it with an adequate electronic mail address in terms of the legal requirement emanating from Act LX of 2021 by not later than 30th September, 2022. In addition to it being a legal requirement, providing an electronic mail address ensures the timely service of correspondence to company officers ...

Gianni & Origoni | July 2022

An amendment to Hong Kong’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (“AMLO”) will be introduced to the Legislative Council for first reading on 6 July 20221, as the next step toward establishing a licensing regime for virtual asset service providers (“VASPs”) early next year ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Switch2 Energy, Shoosmiths and BEIS have come together to provide an update on how regulation, rising energy prices and decarbonisation targets are impacting heat network operators and customers. This second webinar, in a series of three, looks at what to do with existing buildings in relation to heat networks ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2022

Our brief guide explains which sanctions should be applied by entities operating in Poland, how to set up a sanctions compliance system, and what effects sanctions may have on trade agreements. The guide has been prepared by Łukasz Lasek, Anna Olejniczak-Michalska, Stanisław Drozd, Stefan Feliniak i Joanna Krakowiak ...

Wardynski & Partners | July 2022

Persons using medical services in Poland are subject to special legal protection. Regardless of their nationality, all patients have the same rights. Our guide explains the key patient rights and legal solutions concerning citizens of Ukraine. A guide prepared by Małgorzata Sokołowska and Natalia Falęcka-Tyszka from the firm’s Healthcare practicehttps://wardynski.com.pl/upload/2022/04/realizacja-swiadczen-opieki-zdrowotnej_en ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | July 2022

  Dr Nicholas Valenzia, Dr Ingrid Fenech, Dr Zachary Galea and Ms Alexia Pollacco will be attending the Malta Superyacht Symposium, which will be held on the 6th and 7th July. This event is being organised by the Malta Chamber and the Malta Maritime Law Association with the aim of providing a platform for local professionals and stakeholders to discuss and analyse the Maltese superyacht industry together with the international yachting community ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

Welcome to the second part in our series of articles on the Building Safety Act 2022. In Part 1 of our series of articles on the Building Safety Act 2022 we discussed the greater exposure to claims due to extensions in limitation periods and the measures aimed at addressing failures to remedy historical safety defects. In Part 2, we discuss the dutyholder regime and look at the steps developers can take now to prepare ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

A summary of the key takeaways from a recent webinar on reducing scope 3 Sold Products emissions. Shoosmiths is delighted to be sponsoring United Nation Global Compact Network (UNGC) UK’s series of webinars on ‘Reducing Scope 3 Emissions’. The event featured guest speakers: Emma Watson, Net Zero Senior Manager, CDP & Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi); Mark Lancelott, Consulting Director, PA Consulting; and Emma Darroch, Responsible Business Manager, Sky ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has proposed the introduction of a new Principle that “a firm must act to deliver good outcomes for retail customers” together with three cross-cutting rules and four proposed customer outcomes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

The regulations incoprorate requirements on occupational pension scheme trustees under at 2019 Competition and Markets Authority Order to carry out a tender process for fiduciary management services and set objectives for their investment consultants. The Occupational Pension Schemes (Governance and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (Regulations) will come into force on 1 October ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

Morten V. Meyer is specialised within M&A, contract law, real estate and tax law. His clients are from a wide range of industries. He has extensive experience with reorganisations and with assisting buyers and sellers with the sale and purchase of shares and businesses. In addition, Morten holds a real estate agent insurance and assists buyers and sellers of real estate in all steps of the process, including as settlement manager ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | July 2022

Camilla Flatum is specialised within shipping transactions and with ship- and bond financing. She has extensive experience from the shipping sector, assisting both owners, brokers, and financial institutions. Camilla also advises clients within the aviation sector, in financing matters especially. She has been associated with Simonsen Vogt Wiig since 2006, having previously worked for Nordic Trustee AS og Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB ...

Shoosmiths LLP | July 2022

This was introduced on 6 April 2022 and is an essential part of the recruitment process, as this will ensure you have a statutory excuse against a civil penalty and allow you to remain compliant as your duty of sponsors if you currently hold a sponsor licence. The digital right to work check can only be made by Identity Service Providers (IDSPs) for British and Irish Citizens  as physical proof of documents are expected to finish by 2025 ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | June 2022

  Basic as it may seem, the notification process is of fundamental importance when instituting a Court case. This process can at times be used to attack the validity of a judgement and hence, one will certainly understand the importance of getting it right. All this featured in a Court of Appeal judgement, delivered on the 4th of May 2022 in the names Farrugia nomine vs BNF Bank plc (App. Civ. 410/19/1) ...

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