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Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill
  • Freeths
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 5 2016

The Government has recently announced that it will bring forward a new Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill in the Queen’s Speech. The

Crystal ball gazing the future of the NZ ETS a focus on agriculture and forestry
  • Simpson Grierson
  • New Zealand
  • October 10 2011

"Doing New Zealand’s Fair Share" is the title and focus of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review Panel Final Report, released last month.

Corporate governance: Government’s approach set out by Vince Cable in a recent speech to the ABI
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2011

In a speech on corporate governance made on 22 June 2011 at the biennial conference of the Association of British Insurers (ABI), Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, outlined particular areas of concern and announced the Government’s latest initiatives:.

Review of equity markets
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • July 1 2011

On 22 June 2011, the government launched an independent review of the effect of UK equity markets on the competitiveness of UK business.

Bribery Act update
  • Nabarro LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2011

At the end of January the Government announced that implementation of the new Bribery Act (originally scheduled for April 2011) would be delayed.

Revising U.S. patent regulations
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2011

If Director Kappos would grant you three wishes to revise the USPTO's regulations (37 CFR), what would they be?

Competitive dialogue procedure is it working for or against the construction industry?
  • BDB Pitmans LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 14 2011

At the end of last year, HM Treasury published its review of the Competitive Dialogue procedure, or CD - this procedure was introduced in the EU public sector procurement directive for use in the award of complex contracts such as those covered by the Private Finance Initiative.

Hong Kong passes minimum wage legislation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • October 22 2010

The Hong Kong parliament has passed the Minimum Wage Ordinance, which for the first time will create a statutory minimum wage in Hong Kong.

Canada's digital economy consultation ends
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2010

The Government of Canada held an online public consultation on a digital economy strategy for Canada.

IRS issues guidance on qualifying therapeutic discovery project program
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2010

On May 21, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Notice 2010-45 (the"Notice"), establishing the qualifying therapeutic discovery project program under Section 48D of the Internal Revenue Code and setting forth the procedures for applying for IRS certification of an applicant's qualified investment and eligibility for a tax creditor grant.