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New Public Procurement Thresholds for 1 January 2014 published

The European Commission has published the revised euro thresholds for the application of the procedures for the award of contracts under the EU public procurement directives (Directive 2004/17 [utilities], Directive 2004/18 [public sector contracts] and Directive 2009/81 [defence and security contracts]), which are to apply from 1 January 2014. We note that although EU thresholds have […]

Geoff Andrew

The lawyer’s office and the importance of design

Office design and ways of working evolve continuously and it can be a full time job keeping pace with new ways to inspire, motivate and retain staff. There is however always room for improvement and being aware of the key trends can help you make decisions that will benefit you. Here we outline some of […]

Bitcoin retail revolution still long way off, says Eversheds’ Fiona Ghosh

Fiona Ghosh, partner and payment services expert at Eversheds, has commented following news that US retailer Overstock plans to accept online currency Bitcoin as payment. She said: ‘While it is unsurprising that Bitcoin is gaining in popularity, both in the online and offline world, I would still expect that the majority of traditional retailers, i.e. […]

Cross-border derivatives disputes: ISDA Arbitration Guide 2013 model clauses offer more certainty

By Jean-Pierre Douglas-Henry and Oliver Perez The 2013 International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) Arbitration Guide has been published following a two-year consultation with ISDA members. The guide provides model clauses for various forms of arbitration for use in derivative transactions. This is welcome news for the banking and investment community, which has not always […]

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