Important changes are being made to the procedure for bringing judicial review proceedings in planning cases which come into force on 1 July. The changes are significant because they reduce the time limit for bringing judicial review proceedings in planning cases from three months to six weeks.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 19 June 2013 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
Russia's new Federal Law No. 44-FZ on the system of public procurement contracts, was adopted on 5 April 2013. The new law will regulate all stages of the public procurement process. Notable among these stages are planning, forming, placing and executing an order.
Law Firm: Pepeliaev Group | Published: 14 June 2013 | Practice Area: Public Procurement
This round-up from Wragge & Co covers the latest developments in finance litigation, covering issues such as the balance sheet insolvency test following the BNY Corporate Trustee Services Ltd v Eurosail-UK case and the interpretation of guarantees.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 05 June 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
British Virgin Islands-based fund managers looking to market in the European Economic Area from 22 July this year should pay attention to this briefing from Mourant Ozannes, which explains the impact of the EU's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 04 June 2013 | Practice Area: Corporate Financing
You are dissatisfied with an adjudicator's decision, but pay the successful party. However, you can litigate or arbitrate the dispute afresh, hopefully with a different outcome. How long do you have to start those proceedings - does the original limitation period apply or does it start again?
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 30 May 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement
Hunt & Others v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd & Others is an interesting and complex decision from the Technology and Construction Court involving the development of a block of flats which went wrong from the beginning. Wragge & Co's engineering and construction team examines the decision in more detail.
Law Firm: Wragge & Co | Published: 22 May 2013 | Practice Area: Warranties
A number of recent cases have confirmed what has been widely accepted as the applicable law where a break option operates to terminate a lease mid-quarter: the tenant must pay the full final quarter, with no apportionment, unless there is a specific express provision for apportionment.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 21 May 2013 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement
The Government recently published legislation that will relax the rules on when planning permission is needed for change of use. The new rules come into force on 30 May 2013 and are intended to assist regeneration and get empty and under-used buildings back into productive use.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 20 May 2013 | Practice Area: Planning and Development
This newletter from Nabarro's real estate team rounds-up key developments of interest to developers, investors, planners and landlords. May's edition looks at mixed-use buildings; the new "slotting" regulations; CIL - consultation on further reforms and property authorised investment funds.
Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 17 May 2013 | Practice Area: Property Finance
Net contribution clauses crop up frequently in terms of appointment, but there has not been much judicial guidance on the operation of NCCs, other than a Scottish case from 2009. However, the operation of a NCC was recently considered in the case of West v Ian Finlay and Associates (A Firm).
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 10 May 2013 | Practice Area: Property Finance
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