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Events | 08 March 2018

Investing in Latin America ICC Seminar

Protecting your investments Country specific insights into latest trends and how parties can best protect their investments in the region. Organised by the ICC UK .
Events | 02 March 2018

The communications industry in 2018 - trends, opportunities and challenges

Spend a morning with key decision makers and leaders in the communications industry as they address the future of the industry in an increasingly digital world. With an opening keynote address from EVP and Group President of Verizon Wireless Ronan Dunne, and panel sessions and talks from experts...
Webinars | 28 February 2018

Upcoming event: Commercial contracts update

Forthcoming event: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Legal Briefings | 20 February 2018

Businesses now need to report on their data breaches

From 22 February 2018, as part of their privacy compliance measures, Australian businesses and government agencies will need to be ready to report on their data breaches.
Legal Briefings | 20 February 2018

UK Court of Appeal denies jurisdiction in relation to human rights claims against Shell

The UK Court of Appeal has held that the English court does not have jurisdiction to hear claims against two companies in the Shell group (domiciled in the UK and Nigeria respectively) relating to alleged pollution in the Niger Delta in Nigeria. This case is part of an emerging trend being pursued...
Legal Briefings | 20 February 2018

New Australian Guideline on Offshore Decommissioning

On 17 January 2018, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (Department) released its guideline on the application of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Cth) ( OPGGSA ) to the decommissioning of offshore petroleum infrastructure in Commonwealth waters ( Guideline...
Legal Briefings | 19 February 2018

Annual Corporate Debt Finance Research 2018

Building on our research last year, we are compiling our fifth annual analysis of trends across the corporate debt markets and treasury in 2018. This is the only corporate debt survey of its kind. Feedback from clients has been that they find the research interesting and helpful in considering debt...
Legal Briefings | 19 February 2018

Standpoint: The tax context

The last few years of high profile public, media and political attention to international taxation have led to a wholesale revision of the principles which underpin taxation globally, and increasingly also at domestic level. The debate has focussed on the taxation of multinationals, with some...
Legal Briefings | 16 February 2018

Wrongful acts do not have to be unintentional for cover to apply

The Full Federal Court has confirmed that loss resulting from a policyholder’s deliberate decision to leave a construction site was a “wrongful act” covered by a professional indemnity policy, despite the fact that it was not unintentional.
Legal Briefings | 16 February 2018

Release of National Energy Guarantee Consultation Paper

The first public consultation paper on the proposed National Energy Guarantee ( NEG ) was released by the Energy Supply Board ( ESB ) on 15 February.
Legal Briefings | 15 February 2018

Germany's New Grand Coalition II: What their legislative agenda might bring for businesses

The "Grand Coalition I" of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) has governed Germany under the leadership of Angela Merkel for the past four years. After the federal elections in September 2017 they agreed on exploratory talks on a renewal of the grand coalition and...
Legal Briefings | 14 February 2018

The UK's access to the EU's preferential trade arrangements

The position of the UK under the EU's preferential trade agreements following Brexit is likely to become a major complicating factor in the negotiations. UK-based companies that rely on such agreements should be warned of the potential difficulties that may arise. The EU has approximately 60...
13 February 2018

Madrid video updates: Nuevos mercados de "PPA" en España

Legal Briefings | 13 February 2018

China autonomous driving: analysis of the first road testing rules released in Beijing

On 18 December 2017, the first road testing regulations for autonomous driving vehicles (ADVs) in China were released in Beijing ( Beijing Regulations ). The Beijing Regulations have been issued jointly by the departments responsible for transport, traffic police and industry in Beijing ( Beijing...
Guides | 12 February 2018

China Investment Guide 2018

China’s regulatory regime for foreign investment has continued to evolve since our 2015 China investment guide with the introduction of a negative list approach and a streamlined approval and filing process for foreign investment.