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    28/02/2024
    Singapore

    Singapore High Court clarifies the lodgement period of adjudication applications

    HP Construction & Engineering Pte Ltd v Mega Team Engineering Pte Ltd [2024] SGHC(A) 5The Appellate Division of the Singapore High Court has clarified when an adjudication application under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2004 (2020 Rev Ed) (the “SOPA”) should be lodged.In affirming the position established by the General Division of the Singapore High Court, the Appellate Division has clarified that the commencement of the seven-day period to file an adjudication application made under s 13(3)(a) of the SOPA excludes the day the entitlement arises...
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    28/02/2024
    Luxembourg

    Amendments to Directive 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers have been formally approved

    On 26 February 2024, the Council of the European Union officially approved amendments to Directive 2011/61/EU on alternative investment fund managers (read more), marking a significant development in the regulatory landscape governing managers of alternative investment funds within the European Union. Additionally, the approved amending directive also modernises the framework for undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities by also amending Directive 2009/65/EC.The revised directive is scheduled to be published in the EU Official Journal soon, with it coming into effect 20...
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    28/02/2024
    Turkiye

    Driving the change Exploring the electric vehicle revolution in Türkiye

    Electric vehicles ("EVs") offer a tangible opportunity to decarbonize transport and create a more efficient mobility ecosystem that complements the EU's green transformation policy goals. By investing in smart charging infrastructure, the EU is promoting sustainable, connected mobility. The introduction of electric vehicles also reduces dependence on imported fossil fuels and increases energy security and resilience.EV market in TürkiyeThe increasing use of electric vehicles worldwide is also having an impact on the market in Türkiye. The installation of charging stations in common areas...
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    28/02/2024
    Scotland

    The Scottish Court gives important guidance on management of Scottish class actions

    The Scottish Court of Session has recently issued a decision that provides important guidance on the management of Scottish class actions. In particular, the court made it clear that it will not unquestioningly follow procedures used in class actions in other forums and jurisdictions but will develop its own tailored approach based on the key policy objectives of increasing access to justice and determining cases as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.BackgroundThe application in the case was advanced on behalf of thousands of individuals who wished to raise a class action against the defenders...
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    27/02/2024
    United Kingdom

    NSTA Consultation on Carbon Storage Data

    In 2023, the UK’s first carbon storage licensing round led to the award of 21 offshore carbon storage licences. A handful of licenses had been awarded prior to the licensing round, so that there are now a total of 27 such licences in place. Some of these licences have been incorporated in the four Track 1 and Track 2 carbon capture usage and storage clusters, which are intended to escalate industry expansion and promote start-up without delay. By 2030, it is projected that these four clusters will contribute towards a total of 20-30 million tonnes of CO₂ per year (MtPA) being captured...
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    27/02/2024
    Germany

    Reusing data held by public sector bodies under the DGA

    The Data Governance Act should allow data collected with public funds to be reused to benefit society. Together with the Data Act, the Data Governance Act (DGA) forms a key pillar of the European Commission's European strategy for data, which was published in February 2020. The European strategy for data aims to create a European data economy and promote data-driven business models and innovative future technologies in the EU.To achieve these goals, the strategy for data states that common European data spaces will be created and a new standardised legal framework for data will be established....
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