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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.

Building information modelling: what does it really mean? download subscription

Gateley 11-Jun-2014

The UK government has mandated a minimum of ‘Level 2’ building information modelling on all centrally procured projects, but what does this mean for the construction industry?

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How to have a relaxing holiday: signing documents in absentia download subscription

Gateley 23-Jul-2014

You’re finally lying by the pool and your phone rings. It’s the office and they need you to sign some urgent documents.

Is obesity a disability? download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 23-Jul-2014

The question of whether obesity constitutes a disability was recently considered by the advocate-general of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Employee shareholder agreements — the potential gains download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 23-Jul-2014

Since September 2013, employee shareholder agreements have enabled companies to introduce a new type of employment status into their workforce.

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Energy Briefings

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

UK: Capacity Market ramps up — pre-qualification imminent download subscription

Eversheds 23-Jul-2014

Capacity Market participants that wish to participate in this year’s auction need to ensure they are in a position to pre-qualify within the short pre-qualification window.

New Ukraine/Russia sanctions download subscription

Allen & Overy 21-Jul-2014

The OFAC has imposed a new set of ‘sectoral sanctions’ against two Russian energy firms and two Russian banks pursuant to Executive Order 13662.

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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

Maritime legal issues arising out of trading to Ukraine/Crimea weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

Ship operators trading to Ukraine now face a potential problem of falling foul of international/European law on the one hand and Ukrainian law on the other.

Iran Sanctions Update — July 2014 weblink subscription

Ince & Co 23-Jul-2014

At the end of November 2013, the P5+1 reached an agreement with Iran to suspend certain EU and US sanctions against Iran in return for a curb on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Hamburg: new working hours regulation under German law weblink subscription

Ince & Co 16-Jul-2014

In Germany, new rules specifically designed to regulate the limits of working hours in the offshore industry came into effect on 1 August 2013.

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Litigation Briefings

The Data Protection Act: a stone to sling at the Facebook Goliath? download subscription

Collyer Bristow 23-Jul-2014

The recently reported and much criticised Facebook survey deliberately manipulated almost 700,000 account-holder newsfeeds and monitored the results.

Getting it right: how to make a successful application for the appointment of provisional liquidators download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 23-Jul-2014

The main job of a judge is to determine and uphold rights of property ownership, so applications to appoint provisional liquidators tend to go against the judicial grain.

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Company Briefings

Getting it right: how to make a successful application for the appointment of provisional liquidators download subscription

Mourant Ozannes 23-Jul-2014

The main job of a judge is to determine and uphold rights of property ownership, so applications to appoint provisional liquidators tend to go against the judicial grain.

How to have a relaxing holiday: signing documents in absentia download subscription

Gateley 23-Jul-2014

You’re finally lying by the pool and your phone rings. It’s the office and they need you to sign some urgent documents.

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