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Shannon Rajan

Statutory adjudication: pay-when-paid clauses remain valid

Construction - Malaysia

The Court of Appeal recently considered whether a pay-when-paid clause in a construction contract is void under the Construction Industry Payment and Adjudication Act.

Lawrence R Hamilton

Bipartisan Senate proposal seeks partial reversal of FHFA captive insurance exclusion

Insurance - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

Certain captive insurers that lost or will lose membership in the US Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system as a result of a 2016 rulemaking by the Federal Housing Finance Agency may get a reprieve under the Housing Opportunity Mortgage Expansion Act.

Colin Leckey

Government response to Taylor review – a damp squib?

Employment & Benefits - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The government has published its Good Work Plan in response to Matthew Taylor's review of modern working practices.

Thomas Mundry

Interested party and material transactions

Company & Commercial - Russia
Noerr LLP

Transactions of Russian joint stock companies and limited liability companies require the consent of the general meeting or the board of directors if they qualify as material or interested party transactions.

Abigail Smith

Federal Court of Appeal dismisses Teva's levofloxacin damages appeal

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Canada
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

The Federal Court of Appeal recently issued public reasons for its decision dismissing Teva's appeal relating to the damages and costs that the Federal Court had awarded against it for its infringement of Janssen's patent for levofloxacin (Levaquin).

Adam Holden

Duty of care owed by local authority to commissioning owner after stadium collapse

Litigation - New Zealand
Wilson Harle

The Supreme Court recently reversed a Court of Appeal judgment that a local authority did not owe a duty of care to a commissioning owner in issuing a code compliance certificate for a non-compliant building.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey