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HS2 changes under consideration download subscription

B P Collins 12-Sep-2014

Fresh concerns have been raised about the HS2 railway project in the House of Commons.

Mesothelioma symptoms and life expectancy download subscription

IBB Solicitors 4-Sep-2014

Experts have raised fears that Britain is set to see an increase in the number of mesothelioma sufferers. 

Ontario OHSA convictions at six-year low in 2013–14, average fine relatively steady download subscription

Dentons 3-Sep-2014

The number of Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)convictions was at a six-year low in the government’s fiscal 2013–14 year.

Mistakes: part two download subscription

Dentons 11-Aug-2014

In this conclusion of a two-part Risk Tip on the subject of mistakes, we look at what we can learn from mistakes.

Construction sites are challenged to ​‘think health’ download subscription

Nabarro 8-Aug-2014

The Health and Safety Executive has highlighted industrial disease in its industry sector plan for 2014–15.

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Shared parental leave: parallels with recent case on paternity pay download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 17-Sep-2014

Shepherd and Wedderburn considers the impact of Shuter v Ford Motor Co Ltd, in which it was concluded that offering less paternity than maternity pay was lawful.

Annual EEO public file report deadline for stations in various US territories download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 17-Sep-2014

This Broadcast Station Advisory highlights the upcoming deadlines for compliance with the FCC’s EEO Rule.

Sting in the tail — Akbar and others v Comet Group Ltd (In Liquidation) download subscription

Gateley 17-Sep-2014

While the general view is that the recession is over, some of its effects can still be felt today.

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Energy Briefings

Aurora Energy decision deems discharges prohibited, leaves open question of permit shield applicability download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 17-Sep-2014

On 3 September 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its opinion in Alaska Community Action on Toxics v Aurora Energy Services LLC.

North Sea M&A — recent trends download subscription

Dentons 12-Sep-2014

The offshore oil and gas industry in the North Sea is experiencing a defining period in its history.

Patent wars: can the energy industry avoid them? download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Sep-2014

The growth of R&D budgets and the increase in the number of patents issued to energy companies will likely result in a rise in patent disputes between competitors in the energy sector.

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Get your contract in place — Iliffe and Another v Feltham Construction Ltd and Another download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 17-Jul-2014

The TCC has considered the principles relating to contract formation in the context of an application by the claimants for summary judgment in respect of their claim for damages to be assessed.

From the firm of the week

Damages for breach of terms as to quality — does the Sale of Goods Act limit such damages to depreciation in value? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 11-Sep-2014

This sale contract dispute provides a useful refresher with regard to the proper application of the provisions of sections 53 and 54 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

Recent Chinese tax changes affecting the shipping industry weblink subscription

Ince & Co 10-Sep-2014

On 1 August 2014, the ‘Provisional Measures on the Collection of Tax on Non-Resident Taxpayers Engaged in International Transportation Business’ came into force.

Recent events in Qingdao Port highlight risks in commodity trading/financing in China weblink subscription

Ince & Co 4-Sep-2014

This article provides a brief note on the matter and the issues involved and provides some preliminary comments from a risk management perspective.

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Litigation Briefings

Shared parental leave: parallels with recent case on paternity pay download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 17-Sep-2014

Shepherd and Wedderburn considers the impact of Shuter v Ford Motor Co Ltd, in which it was concluded that offering less paternity than maternity pay was lawful.

Dispute resolution in the UAE: what are the options? Part three — enforcing an arbitration award in the UAE download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 17-Sep-2014

Different regimes apply in the UAE for enforcing international awards and local awards (i.e. awards made within the UAE).

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Company Briefings

EU/ECJ: voluntary ex ante transparency notice does not provide clean bill of health for awarding a contract without prior publication download subscription

Schoenherr 17-Sep-2014

The ‘voluntary ex ante transparency notice’ does not preclude review authorities from declaring a contract ineffective if it was awarded without prior publication of a contract notice.

The Commercial Register: will that resolution really bind the company? download subscription

Dentons 17-Sep-2014

Custom and practice have always been important when it comes to interpreting laws in the Sultanate. In some circumstances, custom may even be law itself.

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