International Arbitration Update

Please find attached the eighth edition of Mayer Brown’s “Global International Arbitration Update”, a bi-annual publication that summarises key events in international arbitration from the preceding six months. The update, which covers both commercial and investor-State arbitration developments from around the globe, is divided into five sections:

  • Mayer Brown firm updates;
  • Legal updates from across the globe;
  • Global case law developments;
  • Upcoming Mayer Brown Events; and
  • Key Mayer Brown Publications.

The update can be accessed here.

Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

  1. Work in the trenches – scope of work defeats broad risk allocation
  2. Racing car project leaves contract relationship in the pits
  3. Appointing an adjudicator? Follow the right route and don’t blow hot and cold
  4. Government sets out plans for implementing Hackitt report
  5. Construction products – statutory instrument sets out post Brexit regime
  6. Government consults on biodiversity net gain proposals

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 146The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent cases. The first is a Supreme Court decision on how to establish if someone has been treated disadvantageously for the purposes of s15 of the Equality Act 2010. It is not as easy as it looks. Secondly we have an update on the Uber case, and then a reminder of the rules about privacy in the public Employment Tribunal Register. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 144The View from Mayer Brown

Nick is joined by Omar El-Khattabi, who works in our Corporate practice and is a member of our Middle East Practice. He discusses some of the legal issues which he has come across for employers taking on staff in Saudi Arabia and UAE. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this update include:

  1. Liquidated damages notices: is a seven second warning enough?
  2. Court provides reminder of an architect’s inspection duties and of the importance of evidence to support a claim
  3. Adjudication enforcement: Court of Appeal confirms extra ground for stay
  4. Government bans combustible materials on high-rise buildings
  5. 2019 start for new government initiatives on social value in procurement, outsourcing and prompt payment
  6. RIBA Professional Services Contracts 2018

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 143The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at the subject of non-disclosure clauses in contracts of employment and settlement agreement. Are they enforceable and should they still be included by employers after the concerns expressed about their misuse? To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 142The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at three recent cases in the Court of Appeal. The Osipov case will radically change the way whistleblowing cases are run. The Morrisons case on data protection is equally groundbreaking. Finally we have a useful case summarising and developing the law on when an employee working outside Great Britain can bring a tribunal claim in an English tribunal. To follow Nick on Twitter, please go to Nicholas Robertson@NicholasRober11.

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