Archive for 2014

Legal developments in construction law

We are delighted to share our latest Construction Legal Update.

Key topics in this Update include:

  1. Adjudication: be careful what you ask for
  2. Court rules on claim for specific performance of bond and warranties
  3. Adjudication and settlement discussions – pre-conditions to litigation?
  4. New government planning guidance
  5. HSE sets out its expectations on timber frame fire risks
  6. New British standard for BIM information exchange

The update can be accessed here.

Construction & Engineering Legal Update

We are delighted to share our latest Construction & Engineering Legal Update.

Key topics in this Update include:

  • Viva Mexico?
  • Indonesia – how about the ‘i’ in potential?
  • Colombia – Latin America’s newcomer
  • Ethiopia: It’s not about the oil
  • Dutch arbitration law gets an upgrade
  • Brazilian flair
  • Land of opportunity – key points on bidding in the U.S.
  • Breach of contract? Don’t forget the staff time.

The update can be accessed here.

UK Employment Law

Episode 59The View from Mayer Brown

Nick takes a look at two areas of importance for employers where there have been recent cases. First, the recent holiday pay cases are front page news. The podcast considers in detail what employers should do now and what to do about the points that remain unclear. Secondly, the courts have emphasised that employers have a range of legal responses open to them when faced with an employee looking to leave in breach of contract.

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UK Employment Law

Special EpisodeAnother View from Mayer Brown

In this special episode, Nick interviews Richard Goldstein, who is a partner in our London pensions team. Richard talks about the recent Court of Appeal decision in Griffin v Plymouth Hospital NHS Trust and, more generally, about the approach to be taken by Employment Tribunals when calculating damages for pension loss.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 58The View from Mayer Brown

Nick looks at two cases in this episode. The first case looks at the new Tribunal Early Conciliation procedure and what happens where a claimant does not comply with the process. The second case considers how to handle the repayment of bonuses by employees back to employers, and the recovery of the tax on the bonus when it was first paid.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 57The View from Mayer Brown

In this episode Nick looks at three cases. The first manages to make Deposit Orders interesting. The second case looks at a tax trap on buying out benefits and the third considers whether an employer acted in breach of a duty of care to an employee when starting disciplinary proceedings.

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UK Employment Law

Episode 56The View from Mayer Brown

In this episode Nick looks at three recent and important cases. The first case considers the test for allowing an employee located outside the UK to bring a claim in an English Employment Tribunal. The second case looks at alleged discrimination against a fixed term worker whose income protection claim was rejected because of the terms of the relevant insurance scheme. The third case confirms that, when identifying which employees transfer under the Transfer Regulations, it is not sufficient to consider just the percentage of time spent in the business which is transferring.

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2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions in detail – Part Three (Successors)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6pTUToZcwI&feature=youtu.be

Edmund Parker, Global Co-head of Derivatives & Structured Products at Mayer Brown, discusses the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions in further detail, with a detailed analysis of the Successor Provisions.

2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions in detail – Part Two (Restructuring)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbndjPFPQg

Edmund Parker, Global Co-head of Derivatives & Structured Products at Mayer Brown, discusses the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions in further detail, with a detailed analysis of the Restructuring Credit Event.