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New guidance for lawyers advising clients on human rights risks

On 17 July 2017, the International Bar Association Legal Policy and Research Unit released a Handbook for Lawyers on Business and Human Rights. This article examines its contents.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

CFPB announces final Arbitration Agreements Rule: what it prohibits, what it requires, and what's next

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has today published its final Arbitration Agreements Rule. This article examines the new legislation.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Consumer

Whistleblowing – what is in the public interest?

In this podcast, two Gowling WLG partners discusst the first Court of Appeal decision on what "in the public interest" means in deciding whether a person makes a disclosure that gives them whistleblower protection.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Uncertainty ahead for the contaminated land regime?

A successful appeal against a remediation notice has highlighted the difficulties faced by local authorities when trying to secure the remediation of contaminated land. This article examines the decision.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Jewelry company sues Macy’s for copyright infringement

California-based jewelry company Brighton Collectibles LLC filed suit against Macy’s Inc for copyright infringement. This articles examines the case in detail.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

An introduction to VAT in the Gulf states

A new Value Added Tax (VAT) is to be introduced in the Gulf States with effect from 1 January 2018. This article provides an overview of how it will operate.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 20 July 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

UK widens the scope of patent protection

On 12 July, the English Supreme Court introduced a major change to English patent law. This briefing examines the decisions in detail.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 19 July 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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The 2017 changes to the AIA Contract Documents: A summary of the relevant changes to the owner-contractor forms

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) contracts are the most commonly used set of construction contract forms on commercial projects in the United States. This article looks at the recent once-in-a-decade changes.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 19 July 2017 | Practice Area: Construction

Assessing costs under the New Engineering Contract

Ian Yule, construction partner at Shoosmiths LLP, discusses forecasts and assessments under the New Engineering Contract (NEC).

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 July 2017 | Practice Area: Contract Law

A powerful gatekeeper – who should host the common data environment?

The decision in Trant Engineering Ltd v Mott MacDonald ltd [2017] case is of particular interest as it is the first case where building information modelling features substantively, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 19 July 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

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