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Emma Griffiths

Court of Appeal provides timely reminder of principles relating to clear and unambiguous contractual negotiations

Litigation - United Kingdom

A recent Court of Appeal decision confirms established principles about the significance of the whole course of dealings when establishing whether a contract has been formed and the effect of denoting such dealings as 'subject to contract'.

Stefan Krantz

For whom the agreement tolls: how a typical tolling agreement cost Duke Energy Corporation $600,000

Competition & Antitrust - USA
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Although tolling agreements are increasingly common in the energy industry, parties that have or may have an interest in acquiring the other party to the agreement must be careful to avoid assuming beneficial ownership of the target before complying with the Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting requirements if Hart-Scott-Rodino notification is required.

Maciej Durbas

Important changes regarding consumer arbitration introduced

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos GaƂkowski

Significant changes to the regulation of arbitration in Poland were recently introduced.

Deanah Shelly

Safety incidents: right to remain silent versus obligation to speak

Employment & Benefits - Canada
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Understanding when an employee has the right to remain silent is crucial to minimising legal actions against employees, co-workers and employers.

Juan Francisco Torres Landa

ASEA issues guidelines to identify root cause of environmental and safety incidents in hydrocarbons sector

Environment & Climate Change - Mexico
Hogan Lovells BSTL SC

In light of its concerns regarding environmental and operational accidents arising from hydrocarbons projects, the National Agency for Industrial Safety and the Protection of the Environment in the Hydrocarbons Sector recently published the Guidelines to Carry Out the Root Cause Investigation for Incidents and Accidents.

Franco Pozzi

Tax Authority clarifies new CFC rules

Corporate Tax - Italy
Studio Legale Tributario Biscozzi Nobili

The Tax Authority recently issued Circular Letter 35/E, which clarifies Italy's controlled foreign companies (CFC) regime in light of recent changes under Budget Laws 190/2014 and 208/2015 and Decree-Law 147/2015.



Opposition to energy projects

Energy & Natural Resources / China, Mexico


Diversity in the workplace

Employment & Benefits / Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Peru, Switzerland


Rise of the drones

Aviation / Canada, Nigeria, Switzerland, USA