Ashfords’ retail roundup

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  Can retail help lead the renewables ‘quiet revolution’? The National Infrastructure Commission was established in 2015 to provide independent advice on the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs. This year it has published the National Infrastructure Assessment (NIA) 2018, one of the recommendations being that at least 50% of energy in the UK should be generated …

From monkey to organ grinder

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Waves of regulation are giving GCs more resource, responsibility and risk. The In-House Lawyer assesses the state of the modern in-house team

Liberating in-house legal services through automation

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Advances in internet connectivity, automation software and the continued pervasiveness of consumer technologies, has created heightened expectations in the speed of response, value for money and service quality inside organisations. There is also the realisation that access to services requires a strategic and scalable response that is not limited by the capacity of the service …

Tencent on the dollar

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The legal chiefs of two of China’s largest public companies, Tencent and Xiaomi, discuss growth and the challenges of lawyering in Asia’s much-fêted tech sector

Workplace law: Doyle Clayton

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The Prisoner of (Egon) Zehnder Non-compete clauses – are they still useful? Do they still work? There’s no doubting that Anne M Mulcahy, former chair and chief executive of Xerox got it right: ‘Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with …

Matt Wilson: Uber

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The EMEA legal head of one of the world’s most valuable private companies on sticking along for the ride

Knotweed and environmental protection for landowners.

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If Japanese knotweed is growing on land owned by your company, or on adjacent land, it will be sensible to consider the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Network Rail Infrastructure v Williams & Waistell [2018].

The essential facts for real estate projects in Mexico

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Real estate in Mexico involves several branches of the law. The enforcement of the law varies according to the branch responsible for the matter. Income tax, for example, is a federal tax, but, in general, real estate projects depend on the municipality or state where the development takes place.

Real estate projects in Slovenia: the basics you need

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The Slovenian legal system is a civil law system. Transfer of property is regulated predominantly by the Law of Property Code, the Code of Obligations and the Land Register Act. These regulations lay down rules regarding the acquisition and transfer of property as well as formal contractual requirements, whereas some other restrictions, for example pre-emption …