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Total fines now $1.24m in Christmas Eve fatalities after swing stage company and director fined download subscription

Dentons 17-Dec-2014

The total of safety fines paid for the 24 December 2009 swing stage collapse fatalities is now $1.24m (£790,000).

Long-awaited amendments download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 16-Dec-2014

On 8 December the Serbian parliament passed the law on Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Planning and Construction. Here are some of the most important innovations…

First guidance on Hong Kong’s new competition law — impact on the construction industry download subscription

Minter Ellison 12-Dec-2014

This article outlines the draft guidelines and briefly looks at issues of specific concern to the construction industry in Hong Kong. 

Insolvency in construction: interim certificates download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 9-Dec-2014

Under the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996, a party to a construction contract is entitled to payment by instalments.

Draft amendments to Law on Spatial Planning and Construction adopted by government of Republic of Serbia December 2014 download subscription

JPM Jankovic Popovic Mitic 5-Dec-2014

Serbia’s Ministry of Construction, Traffic and Infrastructure has put significant effort into drafting amendments of the existing Law on Spatial Planning and Construction.

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Skill gaps ‘may hold back recruitment efforts’ download subscription

B P Collins 24-Dec-2014

A skills gap could hamper the recruitment efforts of companies and leave some vacancies unfilled next year, a new study suggests. The warning comes despite the intention among half the firms surveyed to recruit more staff over the coming 12 months. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked 323 firms about their recruitment plans for 2015. Click on the link below to read the rest of the BP Collins briefing.

The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription

PwC 24-Dec-2014

    The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.  

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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Energy Briefings

Romania legal update: September-October 2014 download

Maravela & Asociatii 19-Dec-2014

Maravela’s newsletter sets out the main amendments and news pertaining to enactments and case law for Romania, September – October 2014. Contents: Agriculture Competition Energy and natural resources Regulatory and compliance Tax Click on the link below to read the rest of the Maravela briefing.

South Africa Energy Update: The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

The South African government has intends to move away from bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and to protect foreign investors by means of national legislation instead.

Do you have to be reasonable when exercising a contractual discretion? weblink subscription

Walker Morris 19-Dec-2014

This is a question that the courts have been asked to consider several times over the last few years and has been raised again in the case of Bluewater Energy Services BV v Mercon Steel Structures BV.

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Health and safety in the construction industry: accidents and exposure to hazardous and carcinogenic materials download subscription

IBB Solicitors 6-Oct-2014

The construction industry, in terms of accidents, is one of the most dangerous places to work.

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The Autumn Statement and shale gas: overcoming resistance? download subscription

Nabarro 4-Dec-2014

After being on his feet for almost 40 minutes, the Chancellor of the Exchequer mentioned something interesting about shale gas.

Government publishes National Infrastructure Plan 2014 download subscription

Nabarro 4-Dec-2014

The government has published its eagerly anticipated National Infrastructure Plan 2014 (NIP).

Improving viability: varying planning obligations download subscription

Nabarro 4-Dec-2014

Improving viability is crucial to delivering many developments.

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Litigation Briefings

High Court dismisses second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees regime download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

The High Court has dismissed UNISON’s second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees system.

ECJ confirms that obesity may be a disability download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that obesity may be a disability where it: ‘entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers’ (Fag og Arbejde (FOA), acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the ...

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Company Briefings

Skill gaps ‘may hold back recruitment efforts’ download subscription

B P Collins 24-Dec-2014

A skills gap could hamper the recruitment efforts of companies and leave some vacancies unfilled next year, a new study suggests. The warning comes despite the intention among half the firms surveyed to recruit more staff over the coming 12 months. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked 323 firms about their recruitment plans for 2015. Click on the link below to read the rest of the BP Collins briefing.

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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