On 19 December 2016 the Competition and Markets Authority (‘CMA’) issued two competition law infringement decisions in its galvanised steel tanks investigation. Cylindrical galvanised steel tanks store water in large buildings and supply the water for fire sprinkler systems.
Spotlight Turns On Corporate Responsibility in Italy As Italian Parliament Reviews New Draft Law Proposals
As corporate responsibility and business integrity become increasingly important to global commercial businesses, Italy has responded domestically with a review of two key laws which may significantly impact Italian companies.
Theresa May’s speech on Brexit covered many of the topics that were central to the Brexit referendum debate.
With the Biodiversity Law n°2016-1087 of August 8, 2016, the French Civil code now formally recognises “ecological prejudice” (préjudice écologique) as a category of indemnifiable damage.
The Singapore Parliament passed on Tuesday a bill to allow third party funding of international commercial arbitration proceedings seated in Singapore.
The Supreme People’s Court (SPC), China’s highest judicial body, issued a judicial interpretation on December 26, 2016 which defines 18 types of environmental crimes as “serious environmental pollution” and identifies 13 types of “serious consequences” under China’s criminal law,
There is an increasing desire amongst PE firms to publicize value creation through the use of bespoke metrics to measure improvements and value derived from (ESG) policies including…
Duran Duran’s loss of a recent High Court case emphasises the importance of taking foreign law advice when dealing with IP rights that exist outside the UK.
With an unusually warm 25th December forecast this year, the prospect of a white Christmas looks slim, but with the government’s Housing White Paper due in early 2017, The Year of the Rooster, we’re wondering what we might expect to find when we finally unwrap it in the new year.