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No jurisdiction to order security for an award as a condition for a party to be allowed to resist enforcement
  • Quadrant Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2017

The Supreme Court 2017 UKSC 16 has now had its say in the latest incarnation of the longrunning saga of IPCO v NNPC, in which IPCO has spent the


Rhetoric for change
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2011

The web has been abuzz about the letter that Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D. Il) and Jack Reed (D. RI) of the Banking Committee rather publicly sent to Raj Date last Thursday.


PCAOB issues concept release on auditor independence and mandatory audit firm rotation
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2011

On August 16, 2011, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) issued a concept release (“Release”) requesting public comment on its proposal to require mandatory audit firm rotation and other ways to enhance auditor independence, objectivity and professional skepticism.


A quid without a quo? Massachusetts towns may not condition subdivision approvals on unrelated land donations
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2011

Anyone who does development knows the subtle and not-so-subtle quid pro quos that are sometimes exacted by local planning boards.


Third reading of Public Bodies Bill in the Lords
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2011

The third reading debate on the Public Bodies Bill took place in the Lords yesterday and, after a challenging 6 months in the Lords, the Bill now passes to the House of Commons


Sir Mike Pitt to become Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate
  • Bircham Dyson Bell
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2011

In a surprise move, Greg Clark MP, decentralisation minister, has announced that Sir Michael Pitt, currently Chair of the Infrastructure Planning Commission (IPC), will become Chief Executive of the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) on 1 April 2011, when the current incumbent Katrine Sporle, recently awarded a CBE, retires


Apparent bias on the part of adjudicators
  • Rajah & Tann Asia
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2011

In Fileturn Ltd v Royal Garden Hotel Ltd 2010 EWHC 1736 (TCC), the English High Court faced an application for summary judgment to enforce an adjudicator's award.


Insolvency of contractors - technical and insolvency-based challenges regarding enforcement of adjudicators’ awards
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 21 2011

A late October 2010 case Straw Realisations v Shaftsbury House illustrates the courts' approach to technical and insolvency-based challenges regarding enforcement of adjudicators' awards.


What legal developments are likely on the industrial action front?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 7 2011

Since the 1970s, no incoming administration has been able to resist the temptation at least to tinker with union legislation, but it is possible that our new Coalition Government may prove to be an exception.


President Obama signs repeal of Dodd-Frank provision authorizing SEC to protect confidentiality information obtained in SEC examinations
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2010

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the repeal of Section 929I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act), which, for a short time, granted the SEC a broad exemption from having to disclose information obtained in SEC examinations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and in response to subpoenas in private litigation.