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12/03/2019
Bel­gi­um braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
On Feb­ru­ary 19, Bel­gi­um passed a draft law pre­par­ing it­self for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Uni­on (EU) on the dead­line of 29 March 2019 without a with­draw­al agree­ment in place to reg­u­late...
13/03/2019
Con­nec­ted Fu­ture - En­ergy Stor­age
It is re­cog­nised that flex­ib­il­ity in the elec­tri­city sys­tem will be­come in­creas­ingly valu­able in the com­ing years as the wider en­ergy trans­ition, in­clud­ing the great­er pen­et­ra­tion of in­ter­mit­tent, dis­trib­uted...
14/03/2019
Ship­ping and car­bon: EU and IMO sys­tems to align
On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2019 the European Com­mis­sion (EC) tabled a pro­pos­al con­cern­ing the amend­ment of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2015/757 on the mon­it­or­ing, re­port­ing and veri­fic­a­tion of car­bon di­ox­ide emis­sions from mari­time...
15/03/2019
Law sides with cli­mate change against coal
Min­ing com­pany, Gloucester Re­sources Lim­ited (GRL), ap­pealed to the Land and En­vir­on­ment Court of New South Wales, Aus­tralia, against a min­is­teri­al de­cision to re­ject its ap­plic­a­tion to de­vel­op and op­er­ate...
28/02/2019
Ar­bit­rat­ing fin­an­cial dis­putes – Are there tan­gible be­ne­fits?
In the past dec­ade, sev­er­al at­tempts have been un­der­taken to pro­mote in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion in the fin­an­cial in­dustry. In­deed, vari­ous fea­tures of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion ap­pear to be par­tic­u­larly...
12/04/2019
CMS Hol­born Asia re­cog­nised as TMT firm of the year in South­east Asia by...
For the second con­sec­ut­ive year, CMS Hol­born Asia has been awar­ded TMT Law Firm of the Year at the pres­ti­gi­ous Asi­an Leg­al Busi­ness (ALB) South­east Asia Law Awards 2019, held last night in Singa­pore. The...
14/01/2019
Singa­pore High Court con­siders ap­plic­a­tion of “le­git­im­ate in­terest” test...
Over­view In Seraya En­ergy Pte Ltd v Den­ka Ad­vantech Pte Ltd and an­oth­er suit (YTL PowerSeraya Pte Ltd, third party) [2019] SGHC 2 (“Den­ka Ad­vantech”), the Singa­pore High Court con­sidered the “le­git­im­ate...
31/01/2019
Com­mis­sion­ing a scrub­ber sys­tem by 31 Decem­ber 2019 is not suf­fi­cient to...
Ship own­ers, ship op­er­at­ors and ship man­agers who are busy pre­par­ing for the up­com­ing high sul­phur fuel oil (“HSFO”) ban which enters in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020 will be fa­mil­i­ar with the op­tion...
20/02/2019
Between a rock and a hard place: Singa­pore High Court lifts stay of court...
In­tro­duc­tion Is a court en­titled to lift a stay of pro­ceed­ings in fa­vour of ar­bit­ra­tion if the con­di­tions for lift­ing the stay have not been met? This is what the Singa­pore High Court (the “Court”)...
20/02/2019
Elec­tric Vehicles: in­fra­struc­ture for our con­nec­ted fu­ture
The up­take of elec­tric vehicles (EVs) has soared in re­cent years (al­beit from a very low base), with jur­is­dic­tions such as Nor­way and The Neth­er­lands cur­rently lead­ing the pack. However, in or­der for...
28/03/2019
Rad­ic­al re­form ahead: “Single use Plastics Dir­ect­ive” re­ceives fi­nal ap­prov­al
As we re­por­ted in an earli­er art­icle, last Oc­to­ber the European Par­lia­ment voted over­whelm­ingly in sup­port of the European Com­mis­sion’s pro­pos­al for a Dir­ect­ive on the re­duc­tion of the im­pact of cer­tain...