Europe

What Lies Beneath: beware documents hidden in the contract bundle

The recent decision of Clancy Docwra Ltd v E.On Energy Solutions Ltd[1] is a useful reminder to parties to be clear on how works in a construction contract are defined and incorporated.

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ALL THAT IS SOLAR IS NOT GOLD

A trendy investment product of recent years has been solar energy projects: under the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, the government guarantees what looks like a cash cow for all those who choose to seek a fortune in this sector. But as is usually the case, this money won’t just fall into your lap. Without the necessary professional expertise for the proper legal groundwork, solar power projects can easily run out of steam too.

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The components of corporate governance

The expression “corporate governance” has a broader significance than the mere administration and management of the company and covers the complex system formed by the legislation and codes, by the statutes and bylaws, by the shareholders’ agreements, by the resolutions of the shareholders’ meeting and administrative bodies and the large amount of corporate documentation, which all together have the function of protecting and regulating the interests of members and “stakeholders”.

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Frustrated by Brexit?

Whatever your views on Brexit and whether the UK should leave or remain and on what terms, Brexit seems a source of frustration for many people.  The question that the court had to decide was: can a tenant end its lease early because of Brexit?  The outcome will reassure landlords but be a disappointment for tenants.

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Breaching an anti-suit injunction: Prince discovers no one is above the law

In Mobile Telecommunications Co KSC v HRH Prince Hussam bin Abdulaziz au Saud[1]  the High Court sentenced Prince Hussam, a Saudi Prince, to twelve months imprisonment for contempt of court for breaching an anti-suit injunction.  The judgment highlights the English court’s willingness to enforce anti-suit injunctions, even resorting to severe methods to do so.

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Chambers Global 2019 Recognition

We are proud to be recognised as world leaders in Dispute Resolution and Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global 2019 which was published today. Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

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Het retentierecht in de bouw

Elke aannemer ziet zich er op enig moment mee geconfronteerd: de niet-betalende opdrachtgever. Zeker indien deze aannemer al investeringen heeft gedaan om een werk te realiseren, kan het uitblijven van betaling vervelende consequenties hebben. Om te voorkomen dat de aannemer volledig met de gebakken peren blijft zitten heeft de wetgever de aannemer – onder omstandigheden – een nuttig hulpmiddel verstrekt: het retentierecht. In deze blog wordt kort stilgestaan bij het retentierecht; wat is het en hoe werkt het?

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Lidings’ Managing Partner Recognized Among the Best Lawyers by World Trademark Review, 2019

The World Trademark Review, professional publication annually identifying the most prominent lawyers around the world focused on trademark legal issues, once again lists Lidings’ Managing Partner Andrey Zelenin among the best lawyers in Russia.

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ILN Partners on Competition Policy Event

Competition Policy
Need for a paradigm shift?
23 May 2019 | Chatham House, London

The annual Chatham House Competition Policy conference will assess how a range of public interest considerations — such as unemployment, discrimination or protection of small businesses — and rapidly evolving marketplaces, are reshaping thinking on antitrust policy and the regulation of markets to the extent that changes to the scope and nature of the consumer welfare standard are being advocated.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Cecilio Madero Villarejo, Deputy Director-General, DG Competition, European Commission
  • Andreas Mundt, President, Bundeskartellamt
  • Sarah Cardell, General Counsel, Competition and Markets Authority
  • Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, US Department of Justice

See all speakers and read the agenda on the conference webpage: https://cht.hm/2MlHQXm

Book online: https://cht.hm/2R0S7ZD

Contact: Charlie Burnett Rae – cburnettrae@chathamhouse.org or +44 (0)20 7957 5727

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Don’t Be Late! Court finds a genuine mistake is no justification

In a timeous reminder of the importance of adhering to court deadlines, in BMCE Bank International Plc v Phoenix Commodities PVT Ltd & Anor[1] the court refused an application for relief from sanctions where a costs budget was served late a consequence of which the defaulting party was to be limited to only recovering court fees in the event of success at trial. This was despite an undertaking by the defaulting party’s solicitors to cover both parties’ costs on an indemnity basis for the CCMC and a further CCMC if required, regardless of the outcome of those hearings.

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