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Patent wars: can the energy industry avoid them? download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Sep-2014

The growth of R&D budgets and the increase in the number of patents issued to energy companies will likely result in a rise in patent disputes between competitors in the energy sector.

An outlook of change, uncertainty and tough decisions for renewable energy download subscription

Nabarro 9-Sep-2014

This article focuses on the reforms affecting the generation of electricity, which is a regulated sector in the UK and the EU.

The value of going round in circles: handling municipal waste download subscription

Allen & Overy 9-Sep-2014

The last 10 years have seen a revolution in the way in which the UK handles municipal waste, with volumes of waste sent to landfill dropping by 70 per cent.

Shale gas update: shale planning download subscription

Dentons 5-Sep-2014

In the second of our shale updates, we look at the likely impact of the new planning guidance and Infrastructure Bill proposals for automatic subterranean rights. 

UK: contract for difference — final Allocation Framework published download subscription

Eversheds 5-Sep-2014

The final Allocation Framework for the distribution of CfD contracts was published by DECC on 1 September 2014.

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Data Issues Roundup — new Irish data protection commissioner appointed; Racing Post falls short on IT security; and more download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 18-Sep-2014

Addleshaw Goddard has released the 15 September 2014 issue of its Data Issues Roundup publication.

High Court rules that the implied term of trust and confidence is not part of Australian law download subscription

Minter Ellison 18-Sep-2014

The High Court has handed down its decision in Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker — ruling that the implied term of trust and confidence is not part of Australian law.

Shared parental leave: parallels with recent case on paternity pay download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 17-Sep-2014

Shepherd and Wedderburn considers the impact of Shuter v Ford Motor Co Ltd, in which it was concluded that offering less paternity than maternity pay was lawful.

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How intellectual property issues are affecting retailers weblink subscription

Walker Morris 18-Sep-2014

The courts have decided a number of high-profile cases this summer in which retailers have been involved in intellectual property disputes.

Devon: Tax Court of Canada considers large corporation rules download subscription

Dentons 18-Sep-2014

In Devon Canada Corporation v The Queen, the issue is whether the taxpayer may deduct $20,884,041 paid to cancel issued stock options. 

Including licence payments in the customs value of goods download subscription

Dentons 18-Sep-2014

Issues relating to customs value have been a common source of questions since work began on legislation. 

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Knock-for-knock liability in the offshore wind farm sector: why is it important and what issues do you need to be aware of? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 16-Jul-2014

This article explores the knock-for-knock regime, highlights the key advantages of it and looks at some issues that parties should be aware of when drafting their contracts.

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Global Financial Markets Insight — the case for a better-functioning securitisation market; the cost of holding ABS; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 17-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the latest version (issue 4, Q3 2014) of its Global Financial Markets Insight publication.

Corporate Insurance Trends 2014 — insurance update (Australia) download subscription

DLA Piper 17-Sep-2014

Corporate Insurance Trends 2014 is a collection of articles highlighting some trends and key issues for financial lines insurers and their insureds in 2014.

Health Alert — Appleton v Norris; Psychology Board of Australia v GA; Reben v Medical Board of Australia; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 16-Sep-2014

DLA Piper has released the 15 September 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.

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Shared parental leave: parallels with recent case on paternity pay download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 17-Sep-2014

Shepherd and Wedderburn considers the impact of Shuter v Ford Motor Co Ltd, in which it was concluded that offering less paternity than maternity pay was lawful.

Comparison between the forthcoming private wealth foundation and the philanthropic foundation in Luxembourg download subscription

Wildgen 17-Sep-2014

This article aims at differentiating the respective characteristics of each kind of foundation and highlighting their compatibility.

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How intellectual property issues are affecting retailers weblink subscription

Walker Morris 18-Sep-2014

The courts have decided a number of high-profile cases this summer in which retailers have been involved in intellectual property disputes.

Corporate inversions — how much will history repeat itself? download subscription

Dentons 18-Sep-2014

‘Inversion’ transactions are nothing new, and the current proceedings appear to be just another replay of earlier games of tag between the government and US multinationals. 

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