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The final piece in the jigsaw – the new binding arbitration process for landlords and tenants

As foreshadowed in its announcement on 16 June 2021, the UK Government has issued the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill establishing a binding arbitration procedure to resolve disputes...


Environment Act finally gets Royal Assent: though new requirements on development are yet to bite

Appearing in three Queen’s speeches, and then carried over a number of different parliamentary sessions, the Environment Bill was at last given Royal Assent on 9 November 2021....


"Scarcity" in modern economy
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“Scarcity” has become a menace for the global economy and many supply chains. Across all continents and industries. From steel and wood to luxury goods and...


UK COVID-19: The new arbitration scheme on COVID arrears – some questions and answers

This is a very high level guide based on the current draft of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill published on 9 November 2021. It is not intended to be exhaustive and the legislation...


UK COVID-19: Government introduces mandatory arbitration scheme for pandemic rent arrears

The government has introduced to Parliament draft new legislation in the form of the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill which will establish a binding arbitration process for commercial...


Negotiated settlements: New opportunities for Italian distressed businesses?

The conversion into statute on 23 October 2021 of the so-called Business Distress Bill adds new provisions to those recently adopted by the Italian government to address corporate distress...


The UK's “revolving door” culture is relatively unregulated – but is change on the horizon?

On 1 November 2021, the independent Committee on Standards in Public Life published a report recommending sweeping changes to lobbying rules in the UK. The Committee’s 103-page report ...


DAG Monaco announces shift in DOJ enforcement policies

On October 28, 2021, Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Lisa O. Monaco gave the keynote address at the ABA’s 36th National Institute on White Collar Crime and announced a series of changes ...


The costs of cladding - UK Treasury comes down hard on developers with new residential property tax

Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget has confirmed the new residential property developer tax will be charged at 4% on residential developer profits over £25m from April 2022. The...

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