12 things to know about construction in Central Asia and Caucasus download subscription
The construction industry in post-Soviet countries is significantly different from the construction industry of the West – foreign contractors must be prepared for a different environment.
Serbia: New law on conversion of right over construction land into ownership against compensation download subscription
The long-expected law on conversion of usage right into ownership against compensation (‘Conversion Act’) entered into force on 28 July 2015.
Serbia: new law on conversion of right of use into ownership of construction land download subscription
New law includes several excellent ideas, particularly regarding long-term leasing.
Law on conversion adopted in Serbia download subscription
Converting right of use into ownership rights over construction land, for a fee.
Back to Basics – guarantees and bonds download subscription
Two ways an employer can try to deal with the risk of contractor default. Includes practical tips.
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Abolition of DC short service refunds download subscription
With effect from 1 October 2015, the right to take a short service refund from a defined contribution occupational scheme will be abolished.
Questions raised over management pay gaps download subscription
A gender pay gap means women managers are effectively working for free for an hour and 40 minutes every day, research suggests.
The lingering gender pay gap download subscription
Jessica Smeaton looks at the government’s new consultation paper and the impact on large employers.
Anaerobic digestion can help UK reach renewable energy targets download subscription
The energy derived from waste could help achieve the EU’s target of creating 20 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
Romania to regulate offshore oil and gas operations download subscription
Romanian authorities have published a draft law on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations.
EU sanctions against Iran suspended: implications for shipping download subscription
Consult insurance providers prior to engaging in any new activity
Enhanced protection for defendants? download subscription
Being sued is bad, but it’s worse if you are running up substantial costs in defending a claim while in fear that the claimant may not have the means to compensate you if you win.
Civil litigation in recent years has been dominated by cases and commentary concerned with costs, court fees, procedure and proportionality.
CCI of India penalises four public sector insurance companies for cartelisation download subscription
The Competition Commission of India found a cartel among certain public sector insurance companies in India.
Bona Vacantia land and mortgagees download subscription
The Bona Vacantia Department of the Government Legal Department has now set out new guidelines.
The impact of ‘principal designer’ rules, parties dig out the housing pledge game, and more projects are underperforming.
Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump
Regulatory changes have not been as disruptive as the construction industry first feared