Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme: a new mandatory energy assessment scheme for large undertakings download subscription
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
The UK government has published application criteria and terms for the 14th onshore oil and gas licensing round, accompanied by new guidance.
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
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
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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US DOT announces comprehensive proposed rulemaking subscription
‘Don’t worry about me, I carry weapons’: employee’s violent statements warranted serious discipline but not dismissal download subscription
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
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?
Turning point for enforceable ‘friendly discussions’ before arbitration download subscription
In a recent controversial decision, the court held that a dispute resolution clause was enforceable.
Personal injury bulletin: costs and procedure download subscription
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.
Knock-for-knock liability in the offshore wind farm sector: why is it important and what issues do you need to be aware of? subscription
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
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
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
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.
Rise in the number of divorces among middle-aged and older couples download subscription
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
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.
But that’s my company — PROOF it: free protection against fraudulent filings download subscription
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.
Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes
The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position?
The latest offshore deals comprise a few firsts, including a groundbreaking hybrid mutual in Bermuda and the largest ever catastrophe bond issuance
UK public M&A work is down, as are fees. But as the deals markets shows signs of life, it’s not just the M&A titans that are winning
Will the volume of deals soon return to the market and has the UK Takeover Code’s aim of introducing fee transparency hit its target? Our experts discuss
As the equity capital markets rocketed back into favour and global M&A saw at least a partial return to form, there have been some rich pickings for The Lawyer’s Corporate Team of the Year award shortlisted firms in 2014.
Northern Ireland’s economy has picked up and work levels with it. Lawyers can almost taste the possibilities from much lower corporation tax
Greedy corporate raiders, shareholder wrangling and bullyboy tactics - investor activism has long been seen as one of the more brutal parts of the corporate law landscape.