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The Shell Nigeria cases – an important precedent for transnational liability claims

Royal Dutch Shell PLC was found not liable for the damage suffered by several claimants caused by four oil spills in Nigeria in the years 2004-2007. Its subsidiary in Nigeria, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (Shell Nigeria), was however found liable towards one of the claimants.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 12 February 2013 | Practice Area: Oil

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International contracts for the supply of goods - a comprehensive checklist

Wragge and Co's detailed checklist identifies the key issues which arise in international contracts for the supply of goods. The checklist ensures that such areas as shipping, trade finance, IP, force majeure, insurance and liability have been considered and are reflected in the contract.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 06 November 2012 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling

Rating: 34 people found this useful

How to protect your franchise from misrepresentation claims

All franchise companies have a "sales pitch" when they promote their franchise offering but when does that sales pitch tip over the line of being a misrepresentation giving the franchisee a claim against the franchisor? In this article, Field Fisher look at how franchisors can minimise this risk.

Law Firm: Field Fisher Waterhouse | Published: 21 August 2012 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Sins of the father: what Chandler v Cape means for parent company liability

In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court judgment which found Cape PLC directly responsible for the health & safety of an employee of its subsidiary, Cape Building Products Limited. Travers Smith analyse the case's background, decision and wider implications.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 19 June 2012 | Practice Area: Litigation

Rating: 11 people found this useful

That four letter word: when it pays to profane

Trade marks which are contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality are not registrable. However, ENS analyses a variety of cases from around the world to illustrate how expressions previously considered too profane are becoming increasingly registrable.

Law Firm: ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) | Published: 14 June 2012 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

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International trade compliance update - June 2012

This comprehensive ITC update covers recent global developments in customs and other import requirements, export controls and sanctions, trade remedies, WTO and anti-corruption. In addition to regional updates, the briefing looks at plans to expand the ITA and Harmonised System Committee news.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 11 June 2012 | Practice Area: Product Liability and Labelling

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Label health claims - manufacturers given 6 months to comply with new requirements

This briefing from Eversheds outlines how for products that do not currently include health claims, it is now possible to use a health claim on the packaging or advertising, providing that the product meets the conditions of the claim and the general provisions of the European Regulation 1924/2006.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 31 May 2012 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

Discount danger: how some price promotions are in breach of Government legislation

This briefing provides examples of promotional practices which go against Government guidance. Additionally, Shoosmiths uses the BIS Pricing Practices Guidance to outline some of the rules retailers should follow to avoid misleading consumers with their promotional campaigns.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 16 May 2012 | Practice Area: Advertising and Marketing

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On your marks... the London Olympics legal toolkit

Eversheds outlines how retailers can take full advantage of the forthcoming London 2012 Olympics and ensure business is not disrupted. Areas covered include opening hours; temporary lets; access to services; insurance; the supply chain; signage, displays and products; and managing staff.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 14 May 2012 | Practice Area: Regulation and Insurance

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2011: have you analysed your products?

To comply with RoHS, producers need to analyse components and materials used in their products to ensure that the relevant prescribed levels of restricted substances are not exceeded. This briefing looks at the revised directive, including the draft regulations and Government consultation.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 April 2012 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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