Legal Briefing | International Comparative Guides |

Author image

The aim of this guide is to provide its readers with a pragmatic overview of the law and practice of international arbitration across a variety of jurisdictions. The level of uniformity in this area is a topic in itself as international arbitration continues to straddle the well-ingrained legal cultures of the globe. Each chapter of … Continue reading “International Arbitration – Comparative Guide Introduction”

Legal Briefing | Scotland |

Author image

In this article we examine the key differences between the self-reporting initiative operated by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Services (COPFS) in Scotland and the deferred prosecution regime now operating in the rest of the UK. Any business that uncovers corruption within the organisation should make sure it understands the differences between the two … Continue reading “Self-reporting of corporate bribery: know your prosecutor, be proactive and have a story to tell”

Legal Briefing | Immigration |

Author image

The Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) was introduced in Singapore in August 2014 with the aim of promoting fair employment practices. It requires employers to consider Singaporeans fairly for job vacancies and to provide them with equal employment opportunities based on merit. Under the FCF, it was noted that companies which have scope to improve their … Continue reading “Fair Employment Practices – Building a Singaporean Core”

Legal Briefing | Corporate & Commercial |

Author image

There appears to be varying degrees of readiness across the breadth of MAR legislation, which reflects PwC Legal’s experience that only a small proportion of companies are totally prepared due to the uncertainties in the interpretation of MAR and related regulations. Given that some of the seven Implementing Regulations were only published late in June … Continue reading “GCs, are you prepared for MAR?”

Legal Briefing | Scotland |

Author image

The UK’s vote on 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union raises a wide variety of legal issues and questions. With the UK Government unlikely to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union until early 2017, and then at least a further two-year negotiation window to determine the future relationship between the … Continue reading “Brexit and dispute resolution – intra-UK and in the European Union”

Legal Briefing | Technology, Media and Telecoms |

Author image

Almost half of the FTSE 350 businesses surveyed regard cyber attacks as the biggest threat to their business when compared with other key risks. This statistic, taken from the government’s latest FTSE 350 Cyber Governance Health Check report published this May, suggests that the message that cyber and data issues are a business, rather than … Continue reading “Cyber security: a matter for the board”

Legal Briefing | Projects, energy and natural resources |

Author image

Following a sustained period of low oil prices, stakeholders in the oil and gas sector are under increasing pressure to extract value from the contracts that they are party to. This can put strain on longstanding relationships and can lead to disputes that, in a better price environment, would not necessarily have seen the light … Continue reading “How investment treaties can provide leverage in disputes with governments under production-sharing contracts”

Legal Briefing | Projects, energy and natural resources |

Author image

Unsurprisingly, one of the hot topics of the moment is energy storage. As anyone connected with the energy industry is aware, the prospects for decarbonising our electricity system at the same time as ensuring secure and affordable energy seem to be reaching further into the future. Addressing the so-called ‘trilemma’ of decarbonisation, security of supply … Continue reading “Energy storage – the answer to the UK’s power trilemma?”