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FCA test case ruling – welcome news for businesses

The High Court has handed down the long-awaited judgment in the coronavirus business interruption insurance test case brought by the FCA. Whilst the judgment may be appealed by the insurers, it is a very positive outcome for most businesses.

Can SECR fill the void where ESOS failed?

Whilst Streamlined Energy & Carbon Reporting (SECR) could be seen at first glance as a watered down ESOS without the site audits, it has the ability to deliver a wide range of energy efficiency and carbon reduction measures for organisations for years to come in a way that ESOS alone will never achieve.


Public procurement: revised thresholds

By Jaime Jones  The European Commission has announced — Regulation 1336/2013 — that it will be changing the advertising thresholds under the public procurement rules with effect from 1 January 2014.  The new thresholds will apply, for the next two years, to the public sector procurement rules, the utilities procurement rules and the defence procurement rules. If you are a public sector […]

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Trowers & Hamlins closes in Cairo and pulls out of Egypt

Trowers & Hamlins has announced the closure of its Cairo office, citing uncertainty over the long-term outlook for Egypt. In a statement issued today (3 January) the firm said with effect from 31 December 2013 “no further work” would be carried out by Trowers & Hamlins in Egypt. Resident managing partner Sara Hinton and “a […]

DLA Piper recognised as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine

DLA Piper has been recommended as a leading law firm in various practice areas by ‘50 Leading Law Firms in Ukraine 2013’ — a joint ranking produced by The Kommersant Daily and The Yurydychna Praktyka Weekly. DLA Piper is ranked among leaders of the market, and the partners are ranked personally, for: land law — Natalia Kochergina, partner, is ranked first among the top five leading lawyers […]

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