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The Crossrail infrastructure influence download subscription

Nabarro 28-Jul-2014

How might future UK infrastructure investment decisions be influenced by Crossrail?

Major changes ahead as Congress takes on the highway trust fund crisis — and looks to comprehensive tax reform download subscription

DLA Piper 16-Jul-2014

Over the next two weeks, major decisions will be made affecting the legislative tax agenda for the rest of this session of Congress and, in the case of tax reform, for 2015.

Delivering on time: the World Cup download subscription

Gateley 1-Jul-2014

Lessons can be learnt from Brazil’s big build for the World Cup, which was the subject of delays to 75 per cent of its construction projects.

The Infrastructure Bill download subscription

Dentons 12-Jun-2014

The Infrastructure Bill was introduced into Parliament on 6 June 2014.

HS2 — are we on the right track? download subscription

Nabarro 11-Jun-2014

The HS2 project is undoubtedly important in terms of infrastructure and the wider economic benefits to the UK economy.

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The little green ibook of employee share schemes weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

Walker Morris’s little green ibook explains the ins and outs of the most popular schemes.

Liability of a parent company for the employees of a subsidiary weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

In Chandler v Cape, it was held that a parent company owed a direct duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary who contracted asbestosis.

Beware of unintentionally creating the right to a pay increase download subscription

Shoosmiths 29-Jul-2014

The case of Hershaw and ors v Sheffield City Council is a reminder to employers to be careful about how and what they communicate to their employees.

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Energy Briefings

Ed Davey launches APSE Energy in Parliament weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

A powerful collaboration of local authorities came together to launch APSE Energy on 11 June 2014 in Parliament.

Nuclear energy — the challenges and opportunities for UK business download subscription

Nabarro 28-Jul-2014

There were some very clear and succinct messages to emerge from the keynote addresses at the inaugural Made in the UK Conferences & Exhibition.

New sectoral sanctions and new SDNs: US expands Ukraine-related sanctions download subscription

Dentons 28-Jul-2014

On 16 July 2014, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control unveiled new Ukraine-related sanctions.

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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

Insurance and reinsurance proper and business settlements and Thai floods weblink subscription

Ince & Co 28-Jul-2014

Mr Justice Field, sitting in the Commercial Court, has had to consider the meaning of the phrase ‘proper and business-like’.

Loan agreement relating to yacht construction contract construed as ‘on demand’ weblink subscription

Ince & Co 25-Jul-2014

Swallowfalls v Monaco Yachting provides further support for the construction of contracts in the manner most consistent with ‘commercial common sense’. 

Berth damage — Terminal Contenitori Porto di Genova SpA v China Shipping Container Lines Ltd weblink subscription

Ince & Co 25-Jul-2014

Instances of vessels making contact with and damaging a berth are fairly common. Disputed claims on liability are much rarer.

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Litigation Briefings

Termination and liquidated damages dispute costs subcontractor €1m download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 29-Jul-2014

The judgment in Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structure BV & Others highlights how complex and wide ranging such contractual disputes can be.

Breaking up is hard to do — Friends Life v Siemens Hearing Instruments weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

The Mannai case in 1997 made it clear that substantial compliance with a break notice was not sufficient; both the formal and the substantial elements must be adhered to.

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Company Briefings

Termination and liquidated damages dispute costs subcontractor €1m download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 29-Jul-2014

The judgment in Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structure BV & Others highlights how complex and wide ranging such contractual disputes can be.

Consumer Contracts Regulations weblink subscription

Walker Morris 29-Jul-2014

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 came into force on 13 June 2014. 

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