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Competition law developments in Africa

Competition law in Africa is becoming increasingly active and, in certain respects, complex. Bowmans takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 11 January 2017 | Practice Area: Non-EU Competition Law

A litigator’s yearbook 2016: England and Wales

This briefing looks back at some of the key cases in 2016 and other developments from the perspective of the commercial litigator.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 December 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Gender pay gap reporting: final regulations published

The final form of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations have been published and, subject to parliamentary approval, are expected to come into force on 6 April 2017.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 December 2016 | Practice Area: Employment

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“Is There Something I Should Know?” – Duran Duran loses High Court copyright battle

The High Court has ruled against pop group Duran Duran in its fight to reclaim copyright in some of its most famous songs.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 December 2016 | Practice Area: Copyright

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An open goal: the Court of Appeal reviews the 'loss of chance' doctrine

The recent Court of Appeal decision in McGill v The Sports and Entertainment Media Group [2016] EWCA Civ 1063 provides a useful review of the authorities on the doctrine of lost opportunity.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 01 December 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Procuring data centre services – key legal issues

With more organisations looking to rationalise their IT estate and with the ongoing advancements in technology, the procurement of data centre services is now becoming a must.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 24 November 2016 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

Letters of credit: when not to pay

A recent case has explored when a bank will be relieved of its duty to make payment under a letter of credit in a situation where the payment terms of the underlying contract are subject to a dispute under foreign law proceedings.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 10 November 2016 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Storm in a teacup: occupation of land

The perennial question of whether occupation of land is pursuant to a lease or a licence has been explored recently in a most unusual case involving the allocation of pitches at a fair.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 November 2016 | Practice Area: Rights over land

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Beware all landlords – are you being unreasonable?

In the recent case of No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Ltd [2016] EWHC 2438 (Ch), the High Court considered what terms may be reasonable when giving conditional consent to a lease assignment.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 09 November 2016 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Extension of the duration of concession contracts: room for doubt

The reform of the law on concessions amended a number of previously well-established rules. The legal framework must now be interpreted from the standpoint of another set of rules on changes to concessions - with all the resultant uncertainties.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 31 October 2016 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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