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Try, try (and try again)? – The meaning of contractual “endeavours” clauses

The tension over COVID-19 vaccine supplies has thrust the thorny issue of interpreting “endeavours” clauses back onto centre stage. But what are they, why are they used and what ...


Public land and the “Right to Regenerate”

In a bid to increase the amount of land available for development, the government has launched a consultation seeking views on the proposed relaunch of the existing "Right to...


New judgement on § 313 of the German Civil Code (BGB) in connection with COVID-19

Consequences for the hotel industryAccording to a recent judgement of the Regional Court of Munich, the circumstances of the specific individual case must still be taken into account when ...


COVID-19 news for the hospitality sector in The Netherlands: rent reduction confirmed

On 21 January 2021, the sub-district court (kantonrechter) in The Hague ruled in one of the first proceedings on merits (bodemprocedures) regarding this subject that the measures and...


Happy News Year for Leasehold Homeowners

In the first working week of the New Year, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced major reforms to the way that houses and flats are owned in England and Wales. The changes could affect ...


Powering our Net Zero Future – What does the Energy White Paper have in store?

The government published its Energy White Paper in December 2020, making a clear statement of its commitment to the 2050 Net Zero target and setting out a trajectory for meeting it.


Important changes to DAC6 regime in the UK

The UK has made important changes to its implementation of the EU Mandatory Tax Disclosure Rules known as DAC6. The changes, which significantly reduce the scope of the rules in the UK, are ...


Rent indexation: what is still possible to provide for in a commercial lease?
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Commercial leases cover the majority of the premises occupied for commercial or professional activities. In order to take into account inflation, commercial leases generally provide that...


Real estate innovation: the future of real estate

While innovation in the real estate sector has historically been incremental, a new wave of property-based technology solutions, (PropTech), may disrupt the way stakeholders identify and...

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