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By Craig Neame
There has been heated and passionate debate in academic circles and industry publications about the pros and cons of the Rotterdam Rules.
By Mark Morrison, Kapil Dhir, Anthony Woolich
The effects of sanctions imposed against Iranian entities by the US, the UN, the EU and the UK are already extensive.
By Andrew Dekany
The right to request time off for training entitles employees to apply for time off without pay to participate in training.
By Andrew Dekany
The number of employment tribunal claims has reached an all time high – 236,100 claims in 2009/2010 – up 56% on the previous year.
By Anthony Woolich
Given the current economic climate, competition authorities are expecting a possible increase in the use of the 'failing firm' defence.
By Paul Dean, Jean Koh
In the recent case of Farstad Supply AS v Enviroco Ltd and another (The Far Service) [2010] UKSC 18, when deciding whether the defendant was entitled to claim a contribution from a third party the Supreme Court had to consider the meaning and effect of a knock-for-knock provision commonly encountered in offshore contracts between the claimant and the third party.
By Christian Taylor, Diana France, Brian Gordon
For companies operating in the United Kingdom (and elsewhere in Europe), the push to comply with varying climate change initiatives continues to gather pace.
By Anthony Woolich, Cécile Schlub
The new vertical agreements block exemption regulation for distribution of goods and services (the "New Block Exemption") and vertical restraint guidelines (the "New Guidelines") were adopted by the European Commission on 20 April 2010.
By Robert Springall
Justice Rares of the Australian Federal Court recently handed down a landmark judgment concerning limitation of liability.
By Noel Campbell, Alex Baykitch, Donny Low, Paul Wordley
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are treaties between two countries which protect investments made by nationals (including companies) from one country in another country.
By Anthony Woolich, Cécile Schlub
The marine aspects of the Sulphur Directive (the "Directive") have been implemented into English law with effect from 20 April 2010, through the Merchant Shipping (Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.
By Samantha Roberts, Shamir Khimji
As a result of increasing international cooperation on anti-bribery issues and a general acceptance that legislation relating to the issue in the UK is outdated, the UK has recently seen the passage of the Bribery Act 2010 ("the Act"), which partially came into force on 8 April 2010.
The new European Union Remedies Directive improving the effectiveness of review procedures concerning the award of public contracts was due to be implemented throughout the EU by 20 December 2009, aiming to provide more effective remedies for those suffering from breaches of the public procurement rules.
The recent eruption of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has provided a useful reminder of the continued reliance of international trade on the ability to send original documents around the world by courier.
By Paul Wordley, Justin Reynolds
The eruption on 14 April 2010 of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano (the second eruption in a month) has caused havoc throughout Europe and beyond.
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