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Last month the Scottish Government published “Land Reform in a Net Zero Nation”, a consultation paper on a new Land Reform Bill. The paper sets out the proposals for the bill and seeks views on various related issues, including measures aimed at “large-scale holdings”, changes to subsidies, the introduction of a new type of agricultural tenancy, and transparency of land ownership ...

The inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships and Commonwealth Esports Forum will be staged at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on 6-7 August 2022.  The championships are a result of the strategic partnership between the Global Esports Federation and the Commonwealth Games Federation, which was announced in May 2020 ...

The Supreme Court has ruled that any worker or employee who works for part of the year but has been employed on a continuing contract must receive 5.6 weeks’ leave at full pay. This means they will likely receive proportionately more annual leave and pay than their full-year counterparts. Employers cannot pro-rate a worker’s statutory holiday allowance to reflect the number of weeks they actually work ...

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA) came into force on 4 January 2022. The UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published last month its first Annual Report on the NSIA in its first three months of operation. More on this can be found here ...

Esports will this year feature in the Commonwealth Games for the first time. Alongside the Commonwealth Esports Championships, the Commonwealth Esports Forum will be held at the same venue on 5 August. The Forum will bring together thought leaders and idea creators to discuss business opportunities and current issues in the esports sector. Competitors and businesses will be travelling to the UK from around the world to participate in the Esports Championships and Forum ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Peerasanti Somritutai, partner was invited to be a speaker at the  Legal Vision Asia Pacific on the topic of Thailand During the Pandemic: Employers’ Consideration, a vlog series organized by the World Services Group (WSG). He  provides insight on measures employers have implemented to protect employees and minimize redundancy in Thailand. And, address procedures for remote and in-office work arrangements based on latest government and legislative changes ...

Metaverse, is the virtual-reality space in which users interact via computer-generated environment, something similar to what already exists on gaming platforms. It is a simulated digital environment that encompasses a network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection. Non-fungible tokens and their underlying technology have surged the market value of digital assets ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) Partners Ricardo Ma. P.G. Ongkiko, Carlos Roberto Z. Lopez, John Christian A. Regalado, and Ma. Patricia B. Paz-Jacoba and Of Counsel Emmanuel M. Lombos have been cited in The Legal 500’s inaugural Arbitration Powerlist: Southeast Asia 2022. This edition of the Private Practice Powerlist, which draws on extensive research by The Legal 500, highlights the region’s leading arbitration lawyers. Mr ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | August 2022

  The Feedback Statement on the final Corporate Governance Code (hereinafter referred to as the “CGC” or the “Code”), accompanying the publication of the final CGC dated 5th August 2022 outlines the feedback received from stakeholders and provides the MFSA’s way forward in response to the feedback it received. The CGC is a code issued by the MFSA intended to enhance the governance, culture and conduct of MFSA Authorised Entities ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | August 2022

Tax treatment under Section 83 Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 83(a) states that if property is transferred to a person in connection with the performance of services, the fair market value of the property less the amount (if any) paid for such property is included in the taxpayer's gross income when the property becomes transferable or vests (i.e., no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture) ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Kudun and Partners represented Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Public Company Limited (Saha Group), a leading company in the business of consumer goods, food and beverage and industrial park development on the acquisition of approximately 41.81 percent of the total issued shares of Thanulux Public Company Limited valued at THB 1,058,715,710 from the existing shareholders and further assisted Saha Group in making a mandatory tender offer for all remaining shares in Thanulux Public Company Limited ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | August 2022

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") recently updated its guidance in July of 2022. According to the new guidance, the COVID-19 pandemic no longer automatically meets the business necessity requirement for medical examinations i.e. COVID-19 testing. This means that employers are now required to conduct an individualized assessment to determine whether COVID testing is warranted based on "evolving pandemic circumstances ...

Historically, small contractors in the construction business have found it difficult to break into the federal market not because of a lack of skill or knowledge, but because they could not demonstrate the past performance required by many federal solicitations. On July 22, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a final rule that will hopefully provide greater opportunity for contractors to compete for federal construction procurements ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

Pensions dashboards have been a long time in the making, but we can be certain now that they are coming, and soon. Trustees of schemes with more than 100 members (excluding pensioner members) will need to ensure that they connect to the dashboard by their statutory connection date - but there’s a lot of preparatory work needed to make that possible ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

Our latest article provides a useful checklist to help in-house legal teams consider potential implications when dealing with employment claims arising from the pandemic, which are linked to civil and/or criminal claims and the COVID-19 public inquiry. Companies have been receiving Employment Tribunal claims arising from the pandemic – ranging from unfair dismissal (no jab, no job) to whistleblowing and bullying claims relating to alleged employer breaches during the multiple lockdowns ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

According to Thai labour laws, an employer is empowered to terminate an employee’s employment at its will, except for members of the Employee Committee which requires a court order for dismissal. However, the consequences of dismissal with and without statutory causes under the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (the “Labour Protection Act”) will be different in terms of the statutory payments for which the employer is legally required to pay the employee ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | August 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, On 12 August 2022, the much-anticipated Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Order 2022 was gazetted and it will come into force with effect from 1 September 2022. These amendments are far reaching as the scope of the Employment Act 1955 will now cover all employees, regardless of their monthly wages ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Thanyaluck Thongrompo, partner of Kudun and Partners, was invited to be a speaker at the Faculty of Business Administration, Maejo University on the topic “Digital Assets Law in Thailand” where she shared her knowledge and experience in handling digital asset matters in Thailand. This seminar is a part of the business administration students’ academic program that focuses on derivatives, with digital assets being one of the most popular topics of recent ...

Kudun and Partners | August 2022

Each year, our firm invites students studying at Thai universities in the Faculty of Law to apply for our Internship Program. Our Internship Program encompasses training, workshops, and opportunities to gain insights from actual business scenarios and participate in client-facing initiatives. You will get to learn from our core practice groups including capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, and tax practice ...

Quarles & Brady LLP | August 2022

Quarles & Brady partner Chris Nickels provided insight for an American City Business Journals article about what the latest COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) means for employers ...

Shoosmiths LLP | August 2022

The Court of Appeal's judgment in Tesco v USDAW and others, handed down a few weeks ago, has confirmed that 'fire and rehire' is still an option available to employers, which will come as a relief to many organisations ...

Afridi & Angell | August 2022

All entities (free zone limited liability companies and branch offices) registered under the jurisdiction of Dubai Development Authority (DDA) are required to file their most recent audited financial statements along with a summary sheet (to be generated through their AXS portal account) on or before 31 October 2022. Entities are required to make these filings through their respective AXS portal accounts ...

Mamo TCV Advocates | August 2022

  Platform work entails the use of an online platform, serving as an intermediary between the clients and the workers for the performance of particular services or to carry out particular jobs in return for payment. In this way, division of work into specific jobs is favoured over a long-standing employment relationship ...

Carey | August 2022

Law No. 21,398 (known as the "Pro-Consumer Law"), which amended Law No. 19,496, Consumer Protection Act ("CPA"), reinforced the right of withdrawal in distance purchases, establishing that: Consumers may exercise the right of withdrawal or repentance, within a period of 10 days from receipt of the product, without expression of cause, with respect to all purchases of goods, without conditioning the right to the will of the supplier ...

SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan (SyCipLaw) has kept its Tier 1 ranking in M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency in the latest rankings released by IFLR1000, 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 ...

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