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Getting Paid: Adjudicating Payment Disputes in a Construction Contract

Adjudication is a statutory dispute resolution process. Caitlín Love looks at the trend to adjudicate payment disputes in construction contracts

In Brief: All parties to a construction contract entered into after 25th July 2016 should be aware of the provisions of the Construction Contracts Act 2013 (CCA) and in particular to the CCA adjudication process, which serves as an efficient and effective alternative dispute resolution mechanism to standard contractual dispute resolution clauses.

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Knowledge: New Qualifications, Training & Industry Experts

It has been an exceptional year in terms of our team gaining further qualifications, training and contributions to business and marketplace communities through sharing industry insights and specialist legal knowledge. Take a look below to learn more about our commitment to knowledge.

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New review of the Supreme Court on the application of law on business companies

On December 25, 2019 the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation adopted the Judicial Review on certain issues arising in the application of law on business companies.
By this Review, the Supreme Court changed some well-established regulatory approaches and additionally clarified some features of the law application. Read more…
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Collective management of music authors’ rights in Greece: Recent developments in a long-suffering field

The field of collective management of music authors’ rights in Greece is currently experiencing a series of ongoing developments regarding the establishment and operation of collecting societies representing music authors in the country, with the situation still remaining uncertain as to how the landscape will look like in a few months’ time.

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INSOL WORLD: The Italian Code of Business Crisis

INSOL WORLD: The Italian Code of Business Crisis
Authors: Giorgio Cherubini, Giovanna Canale Giorgio Cherubini and Giovanna Canale have published in the latest…
Giorgio Cherubini
Giovanna Canale
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Your Compass for Navigating Claims in a Hard Market

An increase in underwriting discipline has seen a rise in premiums and reduction in the availability of cover for professional indemnity (PI) insurance. Aoife Skehan navigates PI claims in a hard market

In Brief: Insurers have started to take steps to return to underwriting profitability which has resulted in a hardening of the market, causing contraction in the availability of coverage as well as premiums to rise, particularly for PI risks. Insurers and their insureds will require a defence panel firm which can navigate changing claims behaviours in this market. Careful policy coverage investigations are necessary which include robust assessments of liability and quantum, timely conclusion of claims and value for money.

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Legal Updates 2020-01-12

On July 9, 2019 the Plenum of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation approved the Resolution. №4 “On the application of private international law by the courts of the Russian Federation” (hereinafter – the Resolution). The Resolution contains clarifications on most practical issues regarding the procedure of the choice of applicable law by courts while resolving disputes complicated by a foreign element. The Resolution, particularly, explains the following issues:
1. The concept of a foreign element
The Resolution specifies that the list of foreign elements given in para 1  Art. 1186 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation is not exhaustive. –In particularan act committed abroad or occurrence of an event (legal fact) outside the Russian territory might be considered as foreign element.
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Strategy for a Successful Exit

Taking an opportunity to exit a business is a major event. Neil O’Gorman paves the way for a smooth journey

In Brief: Preparation and good advice are key to securing a successful business exit. Taking steps now, even in contemplation of an exit far in the future, can help to maximise value, navigate potential obstacles and take full advantage of any exit opportunity.

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Track and trace for Medicines. Amendments 2019

Under the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1556 dated December 14, 2018 (hereinafter – Decree No. 1556), monitoring system of the medical drugs circulation should become effective from the January 2020 with the exception of medical drugs for healing high-cost ICD diseases, which have already been monitored from October1, 2019.

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Christmas Fun and Fundraisers

Our team have been enjoying getting into the festive spirit with a few Christmas themed fundraisers, gifts and supporting events.

Giving the gift of warmth this Christmas, we took part in and sponsored refreshments again this year for the Limerick Sports Partnership’s Blanket 5K on 1st December in aid of local homeless services.

Emma Brewer organised us all and coordinated presents for the children who will be recipients of Novas gifts this Christmas.

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