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International arbitration in China download subscription

Nabarro 19-Aug-2014

Non-Chinese contractors are regularly encountering contracts containing arbitration clauses providing for disputes to be determined by Chinese arbitration centres.

Energy update: synopsis of the Infrastructure Development Act 23 of 2014 download subscription

Dentons 19-Aug-2014

The Infrastructure Development Act 23 of 2014 creates the statutory entity that will facilitate strategic infrastructure development projects and related approvals.

North Africa: NOOR II and NOOR III bid deadline extended download subscription

Eversheds 8-Aug-2014

The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy has extended the application deadline for the second phase of its 500MW NOOR CSP to mid-September 2014.

£1tn investment targeted at London’s infrastructure download subscription

Nabarro 5-Aug-2014

The Mayor of London has launched London’s first long-term infrastructure plan that aims to deliver London’s infrastructure needs between now and 2050.

A time of change in the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors download subscription

Nabarro 30-Jul-2014

The recent major cabinet reshuffle sees Matthew Hancock replacing Michael Fallon as the new business and energy minister. 

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Financial services update: crypto-currencies in Australia — specifically bitcoin download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Aug-2014

While the use of crypto-currencies such as bitcoin have increased in popularity in Australia, there has been little clarification in relation to its legal status.

Tax Update: Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies download subscription

DLA Piper 21-Aug-2014

The ATO has released its long-awaited public guidance on the Australian tax and GST treatment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

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Insolvency Briefings

Guarantee or indemnity? Conclusive evidence clauses download subscription

Shoosmiths 21-Aug-2014

In a recent case, the court considered whether deeds intending to indemnify a factor’s losses under an invoice discounting agreement were an indemnity or a guarantee.

Calculations on ISDA close-out: Lehman Brothers Finance SA (in liquidation) v Sal Oppenheim jr & cie KGAA download subscription

Dentons 20-Aug-2014

This case provides further guidance in relation to how payment on early termination of a 1992 ISDA Master Agreement should be calculated where automatic early termination applies.

Amendments and supplements to the Bankruptcy Law download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 19-Aug-2014

The amendments and supplements to the Bankruptcy Law that were adopted on 2 August 2014 came into force on 13 August 2014.

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PPP in Africa: pushing the boundaries download subscription

Eversheds 21-Jul-2014

What is behind the success of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and what is the potential for their future use in Africa?

From the firm of the week

Out-of-office messages — I am on holiday… over and out download subscription

Gateley 22-Aug-2014

Just what should you say when leaving an out-of-office message? Should it be funny, apologetic or just short and simple?

Restrictive covenant magic download subscription

Gateley 22-Aug-2014

Many developers are seeking to develop land that is burdened by one or more historic restrictive covenants.

What’s in a name? Nothing, if there’s a number — what if the name and the BIC/account number don’t match? download subscription

Gateley 21-Aug-2014

Since 2007, all the major UK clearing banks have processed and routed electronic payments on the basis of sort code (or bank identifier code — BIC) and account number.

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Banking and Finance Briefings

Video: lasting power of attorney and property and financial affairs — FAQs download weblink subscription

IBB Solicitors 22-Aug-2014

A lasting power of attorney gives authority to another person to make decisions on behalf of the donor if the donor loses mental capacity.

The Financial Report — Fed study questions new money market rules; Singapore updates audit committee guidebook; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 22-Aug-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.16) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.

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Financial Services Briefings

The Financial Report — Fed study questions new money market rules; Singapore updates audit committee guidebook; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 22-Aug-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.16) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector.

Enforcement of rights by investors consultation for FIDLEG and FINIG — part IV download subscription

Bär & Karrer 22-Aug-2014

In this fourth briefing on the draft bills, Bär & Karrer analyses the regulation FIDLEG provides in relation to the enforcement of rights by investors.

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    Peer panel: Construction – Rebuilding

    Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump

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    Spring tide

    Clifford Chance again tops the global project finance rankings by deal value. It’s been a pretty rotten time for the sector, but events such as the Arab Spring are giving things a push

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    Stash cloud

    As the authorities probe the bond dealings of JSC BTA Bank’s ex-chairman, Catherine Newman QC highlights some legal aspects of the saga that appear to add up to a near-reversal of the burden of proof

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    A life less green?

    Renewable energy initiatives have come under threat in Europe as governments renege on incentive schemes. Simon Currie and Tim Baines examine the likely impact on existing and proposed green initiatives

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    Grid lock

    With the closure of coal-powered energy stations, the proposed private sector-funded nuclear alternatives will be vital to meet the UK’s needs. But as Hamish Lal reports, the builds could be seriously delayed due to a lack of clarity on the part of the Government

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    Addleshaws comes up smelling of roses with waste management scoop

    Europe’s largest waste PFI has seen Addleshaws strike up relationships with new clients.

  • Baltic States Special Report: Energy craving

    Law firms are waiting on tenterhooks for the Baltic States’ politicians to sort out their differences and give the go-ahead for a host of energy projects.

  • What next for Slaughters, Links as BHP seam runs dry?

    The collapse of BHP’s bid for Rio Tinto leaves big firms’ big billers at a loose end.