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Farmers caught out by GAEC requirements
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, January 2022

 I have recently been advising a farmer in relation to an appeal against a department penalty imposed for an alleged breach of GAEC (Good Agricultural Environmental Conditions). These are the conditions farmers claiming agricultural support payments must comply with, and which are designed to safeguard soils, habitats and landscape features on agricultural land. A breach of GAEC can lead to financial penalties being imposed on the farmer...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Newsletter December 2021
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2022

Employment Law An examination of the case ofTelekom Research andDevelopment Sdn Bhd v Ahmad Farid Bin Abdul Rahman by the Court of Appeal Introduction The Industrial Court had ruled that the company, Telekom Research and Development Sdn Bhd (“Telekom”), had proven the misconduct against a former employee, the claimant Ahmad Farid Bin Abdul Rahman (“Ahmad”), and that the dismissal was justified...

Maritime Industry Ready and Fit for 55 – vol. 3: Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, January 2022

The Fit for 55-package To achieve EU’s Paris climate goals, the EU Commission presented in December 2019 the European Green Deal, including a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 (compared to 1990 levels) and become carbon neutral by 2050...

Ministry of Finance's Press Release on Foreign Source Income and Stamp Duty on Contract Notes
Shearn Delamore & Co., January 2022

The Finance Bill 2021 has recently been passed in Parliament and gazetted on 31 December 2021 (“FA”). One of the FA amendments, which takes effect from 1 January 2022, is that only income arising from sources outside Malaysia and received in Malaysia by any person who is not tax-resident in Malaysia, would be tax exempt...

Tax Updates December 2021 (SyCipLaw Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) International Edition Vol. 4)
SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, January 2022

SyCipLaw’s Tax Department has prepared an international edition of its Tax Issues and Practical Solutions (T.I.P.S.) for the last quarter of 2021. Please read the full text at https://tinyurl.com/SyCipLaw-DecTIPS-Int-Vol4-2 or https://tinyurl.com/SyCipLaw-DecTIPS-Int-Vol4-3. The SyCipLaw T.I.P.S - International Edition covers the top 10 tax issues of 2021: March 2021 1...

Louisiana, Oil & Gas, Natural Resources & Energy Journal
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

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Louisiana, Oil & Gas, Natural Resources & Energy Journal
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

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Green Gold: Hands Off My Trees
Dykema, December 2021

Trees are ubiquitous. They are a natural part of our landscape and valued for the beauty they provide (not to mention the environmental benefits) as well as their lumber and economic value. Landowners often value their trees, but when a landowner needs to remove trees for development tensions can arise between the government’s interest in preserving and protecting the environment and the landowner’s inherent property rights...

Tax plan of the future President of Chile, Gabriel Boric
Carey, December 2021

On December 19, Gabriel Boric was elected as future President of Chile, and will take office on March 11, 2022. The following is a list of the main tax proposals1 of the recently elected candidate: New income tax regime: a disintegrated income tax regime is proposed for large companies, separating the tax paid at the company level from the one payable by its shareholders when withdrawing profits...

Year in Review 2021: Banking and Finance
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, December 2021

We have in 2021 seen a remarkable (continued) recovery in the Norwegian financial market. This is also evident from the perspective of our banking and financing team. We have assisted our clients with a considerable number of new financings and refinancings, across most sectors.  It has especially been hectic within the shipping, aviation and renewable energy sectors and we have seen a steep increase within acquisition financing...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates December 2021 (1)
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2021

Financial Services   Climate risk — progress of Joint Committee on Climate Change In a joint statement, Bank Negara Malaysia (“BNM”) and Securities Commission Malaysia announced on 10 December 2021 the following: the Joint Committee on Climate Change (“JC3”) will issue a Reference Guide on Climate Risk Management and Scenario Analysis, which sets out expectations for financial institutions to integrate climate-related risks considerations in finan

Commanding Transparency: The Emerging Frontier of SEC-Mandated Climate Risk Disclosures, Houston Law Review Vol. 58, Issue 1, 2020
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

Cambodia: VAT Registration Deadline Looms for Non-resident E-Commerce Providers
DFDL, December 2021

The General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued new Instruction No. 20522 (“VAT Instruction”) on 8 December 2021 which provides further clarity on the implementation of Sub-Decree 65 S.E and Prakas 542 MEF.P that were both issued earlier this year...

Where There’s Muck There’s Brass: a Model for Achieving Nutrient Neutrality
Shoosmiths LLP, December 2021

Taking agricultural land out of production to offset the impact of nitrate pollution from housing can generate income for its owner and benefit developers and local authorities. The problem Nitrogen and Phosphorus are essential nutrients for plants. Used as fertilisers they boost growth and increase crop yields. They are also a pollutant...

Shearn Delamore & Co. Legal Updates November 2021 (2)
Shearn Delamore & Co., December 2021

Corporate/M&A Collaboration between Bursa Malaysia Berhad with Capital Markets Malaysia through the Elevate Programme Bursa Malaysia Berhad (“Bursa”) has on 11 November 2021 announced that Bursa will be collaborating with Capital Markets Malaysia (“CMM”) to engage and work with mid-tier companies that are seeking to undertake initial public offering in the next 24 months...

ETAB Hot News November 2020, American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, December 2021

What Security Options are Available for Lenders to Offshore Wind Projects?
Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS, December 2021

1. Introduction Equinor’s pioneering «Hywind Tampen» project, set to become the biggest floating wind farm in the world and scheduled to commence construction in late 2022, will mark the first foray into offshore wind production in Norway. Further, the areas «Utsira Nord» (floating turbines) and «Sørlige Nordsjø II» (bottom fixed turbines), both in the North Sea, have as from 1 January 2021 been opened for development...

Baseload: Current Topics in the Power and Utilities Capital Markets
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Transitioning to Net Zero for the Energy and Utilities
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

We are very excited to be supporting the UN Global Compact Network UK’s ‘Transitioning to a Net Zero’ webinar series...

Guernsey Companies: UK Tax Residence Considerations
Carey Olsen, November 2021

Whether CMC of a Guernsey company is exercised in the UK is question of fact. This briefing summarises UK tax residence points arising out of UK tax case law, focussing in particular on the most recent case of Development Securities (No. 9) Ltd and other v HMRC2, and also provides some practical guidance on how Guernsey companies can minimise UK CMC risks when there is no intention to make the company UK tax resident...

EPA issues PFAS Strategic Roadmap Swiftly Followed by Other Key PFAS Announcements, Westlaw Today
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, November 2021

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Raising the Stakes on Crypto Compliance: Infrastructure Bill Imposes Felony Charges for Digital Asset Reporting Failures
Hanson Bridgett LLP, November 2021

Key Points New tax reporting provisions on cryptocurrency, as well as criminal consequences for noncompliance, survived in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) signed into law. The legislation imposes potential felony charges for failures to report certain "receipt" of digital assets, as well as expands the definition of "broker" to target crypto exchanges. On November 5, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law...

Good Time For a Charge
Shoosmiths LLP, November 2021

As it draws to a close, COP26 has seen world leaders aim to reach a consensus on actions to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and the adoption of electrical vehicles (EV) has been cited as a critical step in achieving that aim. According to data from the Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics published by the Scottish Government, the transport sector is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Scotland, accounting for around 30% of all emissions...

Philippines: BSP Reminds All BSP-Supervised Financial Institutions of the Analysis of Suspicious Transaction Reports with Possible Links to Tax Crimes and Real Estate Sector
DFDL, November 2021

On 15 October 2021, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (“BSP”) issued Circular Letter No...

Philippines: BIR Directs Monitoring and Verification of Tax Compliance of Online Merchants, Social Media Influencers and Other Businesses Operating Through Digital or Online Platforms
DFDL, November 2021

On October 29, 2021, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (“BIR”) issued Revenue Memorandum Order No...



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