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23/09/2021
Cov­id-19 casts long shad­ow over em­ploy­er­s' li­ab­il­ity
This art­icle first ap­peared in in­sur­an­ceday, Sept 2021.In this art­icle Gregor Wood ana­lyses what im­plic­a­tions Long Cov­id has for em­ploy­ers and their in­surers. 
23/09/2021
EU Court of Justice rules against In­tra-EU ar­bit­ra­tion un­der the En­ergy...
On 2 Septem­ber 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) ruled that in­tra-EU ar­bit­ra­tions based on the En­ergy Charter Treaty (ECT) vi­ol­ate EU law.  The de­cision is likely to im­pact the...
23/09/2021
UK Gov­ern­ment an­nounces latest round of the Con­tracts for Dif­fer­ence Scheme
The De­part­ment for Busi­ness, En­ergy and In­dus­tri­al Strategy (“BEIS”) has form­ally an­nounced the Fourth Al­loc­a­tion Round (“AR4”) of the Con­tracts for Dif­fer­ence (“CfD”) scheme, which is to...
22/09/2021
Em­ploy­ment ter­min­a­tion law and le­gis­la­tion in the UK
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal A claim for un­fair dis­missal can be made if the reas­on for dis­missal was not one of a num­ber of ‘fair reas­ons’ (e.g. con­duct, cap­ab­il­ity, "some...
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22/09/2021
Re­cap­it­al­isa­tion of Air France: Vuel­ing in first place for the al­loc­a­tion...
On 20 Septem­ber 2021, the European Com­mis­sion ap­proved the al­loc­a­tion to Vuel­ing of 18 daily slots at Par­is-Orly air­port fol­low­ing a se­lec­tion pro­ced­ure over the sum­mer. This meas­ure is part of the re­cap­it­al­isa­tion...
22/09/2021
“Friends of an ef­fect­ive Di­git­al Mar­kets Act” part 2 – France, Ger­many...
In May 2021, France, Ger­many and the Neth­er­lands pub­lished a non-pa­per with pro­pos­als to im­prove the Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA). In this pa­per, the three mem­ber states, which refer to them­selves as “Friends...
22/09/2021
EU Green Deal, sus­tain­ab­il­ity and com­pet­i­tion law: European Com­mis­sion’s...
In Decem­ber 2019, the European Com­mis­sion presen­ted the “European Green Deal”, which com­mits to cli­mate neut­ral­ity by 2050. EU Mem­ber States prom­ised to re­duce emis­sions by at least 55% by 2030, com­pared...
21/09/2021
Singa­pore and UK strengthen co­oper­a­tion in fin­an­cial ser­vices
This art­icle is pro­duced by CMS Hol­born Asia, a Form­al Law Al­li­ance between CMS Singa­pore and Hol­born Law LLC. In­tro­duc­tion On 30 June 2021, Singa­pore and the UK entered in­to a land­mark part­ner­ship for...
21/09/2021
Pay­ment no­tices and pay less no­tices: genu­ine be­lief re­quired
A re­cent TCC de­cision ap­pears to be the first to con­sider the sub­ject­ive re­quire­ment for a val­id pay­ment no­tice un­der the Con­struc­tion Act. This de­cision makes clear that any pay­ment no­tice which does...
21/09/2021
“Eco-friendly” claims – fi­nal UK guid­ance launched: com­pli­ance by the New...
This week the UK’s Con­sumer law reg­u­lat­or, the Com­pet­i­tion and Mar­kets Au­thor­ity (the “CMA”), pub­lished its fi­nal guid­ance for busi­nesses on “green claims”, to­geth­er with a Green Claims Code...
21/09/2021
Singa­pore and UK strengthen co­oper­a­tion in fin­an­cial ser­vices
In­tro­duc­tion On 30 June 2021, Singa­pore and the UK entered in­to a land­mark part­ner­ship for co­oper­a­tion on fin­an­cial ser­vices (Fin­an­cial Part­ner­ship) at the sixth UK-Singa­pore Fin­an­cial Dia­logue (Fin­an­cial...
07/10/2021
Evol­u­tion not re­volu­tion: Cor­por­ate Re­spons­ib­il­ity and Cli­mate Change
Cli­mate change, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, and ESG are no longer niche areas of in­terest – they have be­come fun­da­ment­al to the way busi­nesses op­er­ate and im­pact the way we live our lives. Com­pan­ies face an im­port­ant...