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MoD embarks on panel review after ditching plans to scrap roster

17-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is on the hunt for an expanded panel after turning its back on the idea of scrapping or reducing its dedicated roster. 

Beijing

Pinsent Masons adds Beijing infrastructure partner

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Pinsent Masons has added to its Asian infrastructure group with the hire of Formosan Brothers construction and disputes partner Helena Chen in Beijing.

Mersey Bridge

DLA and Freshfields among firms advising on £600m Mersey Gateway Project

31-Mar-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

DLA Piper, Ashurst, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Allen & Overy are among the firms to have advised on the construction of a new six-lane toll bridge over the Mersey.

Jakarta

BLP seeks to formalise Indonesia relationship with new Asia Network

19-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Indonesia is likely to be the next target as Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) looks to expand its newly launched Asia network of independent law firms.

Construction

Clifford Chance drops as A&O soars in project finance global rankings

19-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Clifford Chance has toppled six spaces in this year’s global project finance rankings as Allen & Overy (A&O) rises to pole position with $94.9bn worth of deals.

Burma Myanmar

BLP launches Myanmar partnership and Asia network

13-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has become the latest firm to move into Myanmar through a tie-up with local firm Legal Network Consultants (LNC). 

One Hyde Park

Former Slaughter and May real estate partner joins Candy & Candy

11-Mar-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Former Slaughter and May partner Dermot Rice has emerged at the company owned by billionaire property developers, Nick and Christian Candy, after leaving the firm in November.

Egorov Puginsky

Awards: Riders on the Eurostorm

3-Mar-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Russia dominates accolades of firms that have stayed strong and imaginative

Moscow

Russia's Egorov Puginsky takes top prize at The Lawyer European Awards 2014

21-Feb-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Russian powerhouse Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners triumphed at The Lawyer’s fifth European Awards last night, taking home the title of European Firm of the Year.

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International arbitration in China download subscription

Nabarro 19-Aug-2014

Non-Chinese contractors are regularly encountering contracts containing arbitration clauses providing for disputes to be determined by Chinese arbitration centres.

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.

Export control and sanctions update: EU restrictive measures against Russia download subscription

Eversheds 18-Aug-2014

On 31 July 2014, the Council of the European Union adopted Regulation (EU) No 833/2014, which implements Council Decision 2014/512/CFSP of 31 July 2014.

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Peer panel: Construction – Rebuilding

7-Apr-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump

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Spring tide

4-Mar-2013 | By James Swift

Clifford Chance again tops the global project finance rankings by deal value. It’s been a pretty rotten time for the sector, but events such as the Arab Spring are giving things a push

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Stash cloud

5 December 2011

As the authorities probe the bond dealings of JSC BTA Bank’s ex-chairman, Catherine Newman QC highlights some legal aspects of the saga that appear to add up to a near-reversal of the burden of proof

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Gardfors

Building up hopes in Norway

7-Oct-2013

Newly elected Norway prime minister Solway has promised measures that will kickstart a flat infrastructure sector

Opinion: High oil prices are fuelling the flames of energy disputes

21-Jul-2008

Disputes lawyers sit with sharpened ­pencils waiting impatiently for the full force of the fallout from the credit crunch. As thumbs are twiddled, a torrent of ­disputes has already started in the energy sector. Across the world disputes are being fuelled by the unsettling effects of the high price of oil.

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