energy

Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme: a new mandatory energy assessment scheme for large undertakings download subscription

Eversheds 27-Aug-2014

The Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme is the UK government’s implementation of a particular requirement of the Energy Efficiency Directive regarding energy audits.

Shale gas update: major changes for the 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round download subscription

Dentons 21-Aug-2014

The UK government has published application criteria and terms for the 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round, accompanied by new guidance.

Further developments for competition in the energy sector weblink subscription

Walker Morris 20-Aug-2014

Ofgem and DECC have jointly published an action plan of measures to encourage the growth of independent energy suppliers.

New sanctions increase uncertainty of shipments to Russia download subscription

Dentons 20-Aug-2014

The US Commerce Department’s BIS has issued a final rule amending the Export Administration Regulations and imposing further export controls against Russia’s energy sector.

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.

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Lessons from Lehman download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 27-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator has reported that a settlement agreement had been reached in respect of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme.

‘Don’t worry about me, I carry weapons’: employee’s violent statements warranted serious discipline but not dismissal download subscription

Dentons 27-Aug-2014

An electrician’s comment, ‘Don’t worry about me, I carry weapons’ and ‘it would really feel good to kill something today’, did not warrant dismissal.

All about age: the other end of the telescope — employment discrimination download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 26-Aug-2014

There seems to be a growing recognition that retaining the skills of the older worker makes sound business sense. But are we neglecting our younger potential workforce?

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Lessons from Lehman download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 27-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator has reported that a settlement agreement had been reached in respect of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme.

Turning point for enforceable ‘friendly discussions’ before arbitration download subscription

Gateley 27-Aug-2014

In a recent controversial decision, the court held that a dispute resolution clause was enforceable.

Personal injury bulletin: costs and procedure download subscription

Eversheds 27-Aug-2014

This bulletin assesses numerous cases, including Collins v (1) Secretary of State for BIS (2) Stena Lane Irish Sea Ferries Ltd and Ahktar v Boland.

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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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Important changes to Russian data protection rules download subscription

DLA Piper 27-Aug-2014

On 22 July 2014, a new law amending the Law on Data Protection and Law on Information was signed off by the Russian president and thus was officially adopted. 

Insurance sector update: the ASEAN economic community download subscription

DLA Piper 27-Aug-2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established on 8 August 1967 under the framework of the ‘three pillars’ of regional co-operation

Franchising in India — key considerations for franchisors seeking to grow their brands download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Aug-2014

India recently staged the largest free democratic election in world history, bringing to power the National Democratic Alliance, and with it a fresh sense of optimism.

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Rise in the number of divorces among middle-aged and older couples download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Aug-2014

The Office for National Statistics recently reported a rise in the number of divorces among couples born in the post-war years between 1946 and 1964.

Who’s holding the baby? Shepherd and Wedderburn’s guide to shared parental leave download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Aug-2014

From 5 April 2015, the government plans to give families greater flexibility when deciding who will take time off work to look after their new baby.

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Company Briefings

Lessons from Lehman download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 27-Aug-2014

The Pensions Regulator has reported that a settlement agreement had been reached in respect of the Lehman Brothers Pension Scheme.

But that’s my company — PROOF it: free protection against fraudulent filings download subscription

Gateley 27-Aug-2014

It’s all too easy to hijack a company or LLP. If you want to minimise the risk of a fraudster targeting and damaging your business, you need to PROOF it.

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