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Kazakhstan to decriminalize certain economic offences

Kazakhstan: On September 1, 2023, the President of Kazakhstan, in his address “An Economic Course for a Fair Kazakhstan”, pointed to the need to further decriminalize certain economic offences and to establish fair boundaries on the criminal liability of entrepreneurs…

How to win adjudications (or at least best present your case)

New Zealand: The introduction of statutory adjudication from 1 April 2003 has undoubtedly, and significantly, improved dispute resolution in the construction sector. In its recent report the Building Disputes Tribunal confirmed that 80% of claimants and 78% of respondents are…

Conditions Precedent and Amendments to Contract

United Kingdom: In the recent case of FES Ltd v HFD Construction Group Ltd [2024] CSOH 20 the Scottish courts have held that the notice requirement under clause 4.21 is a condition precedent to claiming loss and expense under the…

Cannabis Client Alert – Week of June 17, 2024

United States: Despite public opposition from the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a large-scale defense bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that includes a section preventing military branches from testing recruits for cannabis as a…

Legal highlights: Mauritius National Budget 2024/2025

Mauritius: The Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development presented the Mauritius National Budget 2024/2025 on 7 June 2024 (the Budget). In his opening speech of what is the last budget of the current government’s mandate, Dr. the Hon Renganaden…

What’s coming up? Quarterly horizon scan

United Kingdom: April may have seen the most employment law changes of the year, but there are already other developments on the statute books to watch out for in coming months. Most of the forthcoming changes require secondary legislation to bring…