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By Rachel Elgar The recent case of Global Corporate Ltd v Hale [1] has yet again demonstrated some of the difficulties that can be encountered by the courts and represented parties when dealing with litigants in person (LiPs). We have written previously in some detail about the rising number of LiPs and the fact that case law confirms […]

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By Nick Rains In our previous article we provided an overview of the clean energy sector for those investors who wanted to learn more about the potential investment opportunities. In this edition of the Clean Energy Investment series we turn our attention to private equity, and the opportunities this provides to developers of renewable energy projects.

EU Commission clarifies categories of food supplement additives

By Aude Mahy, Aleksandra Sanak The European Commission has recently amended the Union list of additives authorised for use in food supplements. These products were categorized by their form of supply: solid, liquid and syrup-type or chewable. The latter category often led to interpretation issues. Following the discussions with Member States, the Commission decided to […]

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