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A Kennedys acaba de divulgar os seus resultados financeiros relativos ao ano de 2019/2020. A Firma inglesa, que tem representação em Portugal desde 2011, reportou uma faturação recorde de £238M (aproximadamente €265M), o que corresponde a um acréscimo de 9% face aos 12 meses anteriores.
Easing of Circuit Breaker measures and next steps for the Projects and Construction industry in Singapore
With the outbreak of COVID-19, countries around the world have imposed lockdowns and curfews in one form or another. In Singapore, “Circuit Breaker” restrictions and measures were also imposed in response to the pandemic. To aid businesses, the government enacted the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the “Act”) when the Circuit Breaker measures were put in place in Singapore on 7 April 2020.
Kennedys and HKA recently co-hosted a webinar addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on construction industry projects in the Middle East.
The Court of Appeal in Singapore recently released its judgment in Shimizu Corporation v Stargood Construction Pte Ltd  SGCA 37 (“Shimizu CA”).
In a landmark decision concerning the jurisprudence and applicability of the Building and Construction industry Security of Payment Act Cap 30B (“SOP Act”, interchangeably the “Act”), the Court of Appeal in Shimizu CA handed down binding new developments that are of high relevance to local developers and builders, as well as to international contractors based in, or are involved in projects seated in Singapore.
On 31 January 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Spain. Since then, the latest figures of the global pandemic are as much unbelievable as they are devastating.
The COVID-19 pandemic has heralded almost unprecedented levels of uncertainty in all industries. The construction industry is no different. Contracting parties are looking to their contracts to assess their rights - and potential obligations and liabilities – in the event of breach of contract.
We are delighted to confirm the promotion of thirteen lawyers to our partnership across practice areas including commercial, employment and healthcare, as well as specialist areas of insurance and liability that include cyber, property and construction, professional liability, travel, abuse and fraud. Eight of those promoted are based in the UK, with four in the US and one in Australia. Our worldwide partner count is now 264.
COVID-19: potential claims against construction professionals and its impact on ongoing and future disputes
The government has confirmed that construction sites across the UK should continue to operate. However, firms across the supply chain are being faced with difficult decisions about whether to temporarily close sites and, where sites remain open, the restrictions that need to be put into place.