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The Electric Vehicle Industry: The Next Big Challenges

The Electric Vehicle Industry: The Next Big Challenges

Published: 15 May 2022

According to the Electric Vehicles and Infrastructure Report, The UK’s transport sector is responsible for 27% of the UK’s total greenhouse emissions, with cars contributing up to 55% of those emissions. This has led to the automotive industry becoming a target for reducing emissions to make sure that we, along with the rest of the world, achieve net-zero by 2050. Electric Vehicle (EV) ownership ...

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Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill – General Scheme Gains Government Approval

Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill – General Scheme Gains Government Approval

Published: 12 May 2022

The General Scheme of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022 (“the Bill”) that is due to be implemented later this year was approved by Cabinet on 21stApril. The General Scheme contains proposed amendments to various pieces of legislation including the Parental Leave Act 1998, the Maternity Protection Act 1994, and the Adoptive Leave Act 1995, required in line with certain ar...

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WRC Reiterates the Requirement for Redundancy to be Impersonal and the Importance of Following a Redundancy Consultation Process and Considering Alternatives

WRC Reiterates the Requirement for Redundancy to be Impersonal and the Importance of Following a Redundancy Consultation Process and Considering Alternatives

Published: 12 May 2022

Facts: The Complainant, Gerard Buston, commenced employment with the Respondent, Duggan Systems Limited, as a factory operative on 30thMay 2018 and subsequently worked as a line leader from 18thNovember 2019. In 2020 he was placed on temporary lay-off from 30thMarch to 10thApril. Later that month an altercation took place between the Complainant and his manager. There was a conflict of evidence as...

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Guidance Issued to Judges on Fact-Finding Hearings and Domestic Abuse in Private Law Children Act Cases

Guidance Issued to Judges on Fact-Finding Hearings and Domestic Abuse in Private Law Children Act Cases

Published: 12 May 2022

On 5th May 2022, the President of the Family Division approved new guidance for Judges and Magistrates concerning the use of Fact-Finding Hearings in Private Law Children Act cases in the Family Court. The short guidance is an essential read for all practitioners and people who find themselves in Private Law Children Act cases. It provides an insight into the latest thinking from the Judiciary’s t...

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China’s Vape Industry: New Regulation in Effect from May 1 | Dezan Shira & Associates

China’s Vape Industry: New Regulation in Effect from May 1 | Dezan Shira & Associates

Published: 12 May 2022

China’s vape industry has been hit with another round of legislation. The new measures build upon a decision to move the industry under the purview of the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and regulate e-cigarettes / vape products as tobacco products, which will put significant restraints on the industry catering to the domestic market. We discuss the finalized regulatory measures below, imple...

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ESG Series – International Capital Market Association: Principles on Sustainable Finance Instruments - Applications in Hong Kong listed bonds

ESG Series – International Capital Market Association: Principles on Sustainable Finance Instruments - Applications in Hong Kong listed bonds

Published: 12 May 2022

By Rossana Chu, Jacky Chan: In our previous article[1], we introduce the principles on sustainable finance products formulated by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA). We will discuss here how the principles are applied in Hong Kong listed bonds. Green and sustainability bonds listed in Hong Kong As of 10 May 2022, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange included 94 bonds in its “Sustainable F...

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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign-Related Civil and Commercial Judgments in China (Part 1)

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign-Related Civil and Commercial Judgments in China (Part 1)

Published: 11 May 2022

Introduction By October 2021, China had entered into bilateral judicial assistance agreements with 39 countries on civil and commercial matters, 38 of which had come into effect , 34 of which stipulated the conditions for recognition and enforcement of judgments issued by foreign courts. In addition, Chinese courts have recognized and enforced commercial judgments of courts in Singapore and the Un...

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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign-Related Civil and Commercial Judgments in China(Part 2)

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign-Related Civil and Commercial Judgments in China(Part 2)

Published: 11 May 2022

Introduction By October 2021, China had entered into bilateral judicial assistance agreements with 39 countries on civil and commercial matters, 38 of which had come into effect, 34 of which stipulated the conditions for recognition and enforcement of judgments issued by foreign courts. In addition, Chinese courts have recognized and enforced commercial judgments of courts in Singapore and the Uni...

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