Planning, localism and the new economy | Berwin Leighton Paisner

Legal Briefing

The Localism Bill, which is now going through Parliament, has been highlighted by the government as a driver of housing supply improvement and sorely needed growth in the regions independent of financial wizardry. There has been much comment recently about whether localism will take us to the right place and really generate growth.

How does insurance respond in times of social and political upheaval? | Holman Fenwick Willan

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With much of the Arab world going through political and social upheaval, oil and commodity prices rising sharply, and sky-rocketing food prices putting much of the world’s population back into extreme poverty, the risk of increased civil unrest occurring across the globe is a real possibility. In anticipation of such an event, multinational companies need …

Data law and the ‘data-centric world’ | Kemp Little

Legal Briefing

This is Kemp Little’s first contribution to In-House Lawyer, and the firm is delighted to be involved in the IT, telecommunications and outsourcing area. The first topic, which the firm anticipates returning to in further editions this year, is data law and the ‘data-centric world’.

Major developments in UK nuclear liability legislation | Burges Salmon

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Substantial changes to current legislation governing nuclear liability in the UK are afoot, following the recent release of the government’s public consultation ‘Implementation of changes to the Paris and Brussels Conventions on nuclear third party liability’ in January (the consultation). The proposed amendments are significant and will impact throughout the nuclear sector, from those involved …

Is the UK a desirable holding company location? | Watson Farley & Williams

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Various corporate groups have recently relocated or announced that they are considering relocating their holding companies from the UK to places such as Switzerland and Ireland. Talk of tax moves has become common place. Does this mean the UK is an undesirable place to base a global corporate group’s operations? This article suggests that the …

Lehman and Nortel : balancing the interests of the pension scheme and the unsecured creditors | Druces LLP

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In Bloom & Ors v The Pensions Regulator (Nortel, Re) [2010] in the High Court recently, Briggs J had to decide whether financial support directions (FSDs) and contribution notices (CNs) issued by the Pensions Regulator (the Regulator) to companies in administration or liquidation would rank as ‘expenses’ having super priority in the insolvency proceedings, or …

New Incoterms: Incoterms® 2010 rules A brief look at the principal changes | Boekel

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The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) sets standardised international commercial terms, the so-called Incoterms® rules, to facilitate international trade. The Incoterms are frequently referred to, for instance, in general terms and conditions, as well as in sales agreements governed by Dutch law. The former Incoterms were drawn up in 2000 and now a new version …