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Terminating a joint venture and the consequences

July 18 2013 This is the latest article in our series exploring joint ventures in the Energy & Natural Resources sector. Previously we considered the legal…

Agreements to agree - enforceable or not?

November 27 2009 Legal agreements seek to provide certainty and clarity for those relying upon them.

Parent company guarantees and performance bonds

September 30 2010 Parent company guarantees and performance bonds are typically used in the construction and engineering industries to provide a developer with some security in the event that the contractor breaches the building or engineering contract or, in some circumstances, upon the contractor's insolvency.

Four landmark cases that changed the legal landscape in the UK

September 15 2017 The UK legal system is one that is based on precedence and case law. Over the course of hundreds of years, the courts have made decisions that impact…

Exclusive distribution agreements: what you need to know

September 23 2016 Exclusive distribution arrangements can in some circumstances be subject to EU and UK competition law rules. John Schmidt and Zeno Frediani look at…

Irish Data Regulator fights back against "Big Tech"

September 10 2021 On 2 September 2021 the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) fined WhatsApp €225 million for failing to comply with its data processing obligations…

Not every lease of land is an agricultural lease

August 30 2021 An agricultural lease provides a tenant with various rights, including security of occupation for the agreed length of the lease. That might be for…

Warning: failure to appoint replacement contracts administrator leaves employer picking up the bill

August 30 2021 This article considers whether a notice is valid when served on a party who is specified in the Contract, but no longer holds office and lacks…

Managing risk throughout the construction materials shortage

August 27 2021 It will be news to few that the construction industry is experiencing a serious shortage of key materials. The Construction Leadership Council first…

Health and safety in agriculture: farmers urged to make safety a priority

August 24 2021 Health and safety issues in the agricultural and rural sector are a matter of considerable concern. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is urging…