Eversheds partner Zia Ullah has commented on news that fruit and vegetable farmers across the eurozone will be entitled to a payout if they are affected by sanctions on Russia.
Fortune 500 fertiliser producer Mosaic has promoted associate general counsel Mark Isaacson, three months after former general counsel Richard Mack became the company’s chief financial officer (CFO).
Dacheng partners have advised Hubei Jinxu Agricultural Development Co Ltd on its successful listing on the National Equities and Exchange Quotations (NEEQ) system.
Ban of imports of certain agricultural products from the EU, the US and other countries that imposed sanctions on Russia download
The president of the Russian Federation has signed Decree No. 560, banning imports of certain agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions on Russia.
We’re now almost two years on from when Fees for Intervention (FFI) was introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
It is now more difficult for a non-resident to acquire agriculturally zoned land suitable for the cultivation of soil and the raising of livestock.
A new EU regulation on the provision of food information to consumers consolidates and updates two areas of labelling legislation into a single text.
The Paris Court of Appeal raps the French Competition Authority’s knuckles and annuls the sanctions against endive producers download
The Paris Court of Appeal has overturned all the provisions of the French Competition Authority’s decision in the matter of endive producers.
Agriculture in Yorkshire is showing a strong recovery compared with other regions, according to research by insolvency trade body R3.
If Australia is to meet its aspirations of providing high-quality food in high volume to the rest of the world, it must ensure that agribusinesses can operate with certainty in the market
A new set of limitations has been introduced that will likely complicate the acquisition of agricultural land for everyone (both Slovak and foreign entities).
DLA Piper has advised Rizhao Port Group on the listing of its credit-enhanced bonds and China Agri-Products Exchange on its medium-term note programme.
Dacheng has advised Zhongao Holdings on its approval from NAFMII for the registration of RMB1bn worth of commercial papers and private placement notes.
Dacheng has advised Liaoning WellhopeAgri-Tech on approval for a planned IPO, which was approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission.
Food and Beverage News and Trends — senator Harkin advocates tougher rules on e-cigarettes; and more download
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
Two Dentons clients were recognised for their innovation and leadership with respect to carbon-reduction activities during the recent North American Carbon World conference.
Draft Law No. 2436a on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts brings about a significant reduction in the number of mandatory permit documents.
Former CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton has joined DLA Piper as a senior policy adviser in the Washington DC office.
An asset sale advised by Dacheng was recently recognised by the M&A Advisor as ‘2014 International M&A Deal of the Year’ and ‘Agricultural Deal of the Year’.
Reports on growing demand for water and energy highlight urgency of co-ordinated policy approach download
The availability of an already scarce essential resource is sure to become a significant challenge for power producers and energy policymakers.
Australia’s recent conclusion of two free-trade agreements with South Korea and Japan are likely to present significant opportunities in the agricultural sector.
Investment in agribusiness is about supporting Asian partner objectives, says Minter Ellison senior partner Adam Handley.
GRATA is the leading independent legal consultant in the mining and natural resources sector in Central Asia.
The Regional Planning Interests Act 2014 differs in some significant ways from the Regional Planning Interests Bill introduced into parliament in November last year.
Burges Salmon has prioritised women and finance work in this year’s promotions round, with four lawyers joining the partnership - one more than last year.
Eversheds has commented following the UK government’s science advisers’ recommendation to use GM crops to secure the UK’s food supply for the future.
DLA Piper has released the winter 2014 issue of SHE Matters, a newsletter dedicated to safety, health and the environment.
Parmjit Singh, head of the food and drink group at Eversheds, has commented on news that the world’s two biggest banana producers are to merge.
A representor has been held liable for its negligent misrepresentation to another party other than the party that was later induced to conclude the contract.
Ince & Co provides an overview of the contractual issues that may arise should matters escalate in Ukraine.
Animal welfare: recent EU conference — mid-term review of the strategy for the welfare of animals 2012–15
The conference on the achievements of the EU strategy for the welfare of animals 2012–15: mid-term review took place on 12 February 2014.
Croatia: recent news highlights — Strategic Investment Act and proposed new act on maritime goods and sea harbours download
The new act on strategic investment in Croatia has achieved its goal of reducing administrative procedures and ensuring the speedy realisation of strategic projects in Croatia.
The government’s announcement in December 2013 that subsidies for solar energy are to decrease may have an impact on investment trends in the renewables market.
Defra has published its consultation document on the reform of the water abstraction management system under the seasonal title of ‘Making the Most of Every Drop’.
Environmental Stewardship is in a transitional stage pending the start of the next Rural Development Programme in 2015 and following the end of the previous programme on 31 December 2013.
The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will come into force in 2015. The EU agreed the regulations for the new CAP reform in December 2013.
Taylor Wessing has been named one of eprivateclient’s Top 25 Most Admired Companies.
This alert provides a preliminary assessment of the cybersecurity EO and observations that may be helpful in considering how new standards may affect your company.
Dacheng attorneys have advised Shandong Jinyee Machinery on its sale of equity to CLAAS, a manufacturer of agricultural engineering equipment in Germany.
As test results from a public laboratory in West Yorkshire find more additives in food products, Eversheds’ health and safety partner David Young considers the consequences.
No5 Chambers has released the first edition of its Commercial & Chancery Bulletin for 2014.
On 1 January 2014, two new measures relating to so-called de minimis state aid have been introduced and will apply until 31 December 2020.
Issues arising from the recent wet weather have caused growers and others in the supply chain to take a careful look at their trading terms, and in particular the ‘force majeure’ clause.
KWM has advised the Agricultural Development Bank of China on the issuance of RMB bonds worth ¥3bn and getting listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The investment landscape in Africa has changed dramatically in the last two decades. Not only have the demographics of the continent altered, but so has its constitution.
Last year was the ‘annus horribilis’ for food, with the horsemeat contamination wiping millions off turnover and stock prices.
AgriThinking — January 2014 download
Last year was another big year for the agricultural sector in Australia, and if current market, policymaker and media interest is any guide then 2014 should be no different.
Hogan Lovells has announced the promotion of 29 new partners, effective 1 January 2014.
The government has announced ‘reverse-charge’ rules for the sale of businesses and farm land.
The government has introduced a number of temporary changes to planning legislation, with the aim of revitalising rural communities and making use of empty agricultural buildings.
The government of Western Australia has signed the Ord Development Agreement with Kimberley Agricultural Investment.
Kellogg’s EMEA legal head Orla Muldoon is leaving to join agricultural processing giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in January.
Queensland’s proposed Regional Planning reforms — significant implications for the resources sector download
The Queensland government introduced the Regional Planning Interests Bill late last week.
State-sponsored GMO-labelling efforts faced defeat in Washington State’s November 2013 election.
Solicitor Rebecca Langridge from Mills & Reeve is championing a career in agriculture in the hope of attracting more young people into the industry.
About association in agriculture download
It has become a truism that the agricultural area of Romania is highly fragmented and that modern and efficient agriculture requires the association of small farmers and consolidated surfaces.
The ‘cut-off’ date for registering manorial rights has now passed.
Parmjit Singh, partner and head of the international food and drink sector at Eversheds, has responded to a new report from Tesco into food wastage.
Mills & Reeve publishes third edition of Farm Tenancies book.
Hogan Lovells has announced that Michael Kasser has joined the firm as a regulatory specialist in its food, drug, medical device and agriculture group.
The abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board took effect on 25 June 2013, subject to transitional provisions running until 1 October 2013.
AgriThinking — Winter 2013 download
King & Wood Mallesons has released the winter edition of its AgriThinking publication, which includes articles on the rural sector in China and Australia.
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King & Wood Mallesons has advised Australian Agricultural Company Ltd (AACo) on its $299m capital raising.
It is important for foreign investors to consider the impact of the new Coalition government’s Foreign Investment Policy on their business.
Minerals Matters — Summer 2013 download
Summer is finally here and with it comes the latest edition of Minerals Matters. In this edition, DLA Piper has covered a wider range of topics than ever before.
The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled that mining leases are not ‘land’ for the purposes of section 10(1) of BCIPA.
DLA Piper in Ukraine has been highly ranked in a number of sectors by legal magazine Gvardia.
In the 2005 case of Joseph Taylor v Lancashire County Council, the tenant pointed to the different procedures for dealing with various kinds of breach of tenancy.
A case in May 2013 considered whether an arbitrator had provided adequate reasons for his award in the context of a challenge under section 68 of the Arbitration Act 1996, relating to a claim pursuant to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
Milan’s World Expo 2015 and the law download
The Milan World Expo’s theme of ‘feed the planet, energy for life’ is a golden opportunity to look at how food and agriculture should be regulated in the 21st century.
Mills & Reeve has announced that its merger with Manchester firm George Davies has completed.
AgriThinking — Autumn 2013 download
The Autumn 2013 issue of King & Wood Mallesons’ AgriThinking publication is available now.
The federal government released Australia’s Satellite Utilisation Policy on 9 April 2013.
The US Food and Drug Administration is undergoing a major culture change, and nowhere is that impact being felt more than in the food industry.
The Forest Service is to implement a pre-decisional objection process in lieu of the current administrative appeal process.
Amendments to Queensland’s Vegetation Management Act 1999 are being heralded as significant reforms that will promote new agribusiness opportunities in the far north of Queensland.
DLA Piper has released a summary of all of the firm’s rankings and editorial commentary in Chambers Global 2013.
The number of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK outside of the water industry has passed the 100 mark.
The Murray Darling Basin Plan became law on 19 March 2013, following years of negotiation and consultation between the Commonwealth, the Basin States and other key stakeholders.
We have extensive experience in food and agriculture policy. Our client base spans the full agri-food supply chain.
King & Wood Mallesons has hosted a panel discussion entitled ‘Changing tastes: Australian food and agriculture sector spotlight’.
New UK Timber Regulations download
New UK regulations come into force on 3 March 2013 to enforce the EU Timber Regulations.
Edwards Wildman and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have won roles advising on New York-based private equity group Paine & Partners’ investment into Greek-based irrigation company Eurodrip.
Bircham Dyson Bell has left the National Farmers Union’s (NFU) external legal panel “by mutual consent”, as 15 firms have won places on the reviewed roster of advisers.
Burges Salmon has beefed up its agriculture offering by netting farming litigator Kevin Kennedy from Clarke Willmott.
Burges Salmon has moved to clarify that its agriculture, food and farming practice is still in place after Salisbury-based Wilsons claimed to have hired a 10-strong team from the firm.