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Environmental Civil Sanctions: be prepared for 4 January

The Environment Agency intends to impose new civil sanctions on individuals and companies who commit certain environmental offences from 4 January 2011. This briefing from Nabarro considers the civil sanctions, the EA’s proposed approach and the implications for business.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 09 November 2010 | Practice Area: Pollution of air, land and water

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Mesothelioma: employers’ liability trigger litigation

The judgment of the Court of Appeal in the combined appeals more commonly known as the Employers' Liability Trigger Litigation was handed down this month. This briefing from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert has the details of what the judgment clarified; what it didn’t; and what happens next.

Law Firm: Barlow Lyde & Gilbert | Published: 18 October 2010 | Practice Area: Remedies and Enforcement

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UAE disputes: pursuing and enforcing foreign arbitration

This report from UAE-based Hadef & Partners weighs up foreign arbitration as an option for foreign companies facing disputes in the UAE, where foreign companies entering into contracts with local companies in the UAE may be concerned that local company will have an advantage in local courts.

Law Firm: Hadef & Partners | Published: 14 October 2010 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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The CMS European Patents Review 2010

The 2010 edition of the CMS European Patents Review focuses on pan- European issues, with headline articles considering topics of international significance, and comments from lawyers around Europe that summarise the position from national perspectives.

Law Firm: CMS | Published: 13 October 2010 | Practice Area: Life science

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Site Waste Management Plans: beware unlimited fines

The UK’s Environment Agency is becoming more pro-active in inspecting and enforcing compliance with Site Waste Management Plans, with fines for non-compliance unlimited. This briefing covers the requirements of SWMPs for both client and contractor, and the consequences of non-compliance.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 12 October 2010 | Practice Area: Company Capital Maintenance

Latin America: 50 years of overnight success

Baker & McKenzie’s Raymundo Enriquez, chairman of the firm’s Latin America regional counsel, reflects on the dramatic changes his firm has witnessed while practising in the turbulent Latin American market for more than 50 years.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 23 September 2010 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Latin America: Brazil's trophy acquisitions

This article by Shearman & Sterling reports that Brazil’s national champions are asserting themselves on the global stage, as ambitious hunters of trophy foreign assets.

Law Firm: Shearman & Sterling | Published: 23 September 2010 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Australian election briefing – climate wrap

The outcome of the election means that Australia may again move towards putting a price on carbon. Norton Rose argues that that this will likely consist of an emissions trading scheme rather than a carbon tax. The firms explores the power brokers, the outcomes and the likely policies.

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright | Published: 10 September 2010 | Practice Area: Renewables

Allen & Overy's annual review 2010

Ahead of the firm’s 80th anniversary, the firm’s 2010 annual review includes senior partner David Morley setting out A&O's goals for the next 80 years. Plus updates on the corporate world, why IP law is going global and how the firm is advancing women solicitors and helping rebuild Rwanda.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 10 September 2010 | Practice Area: Copyright

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Bio-brief: European Court of Justice limits Monsanto's patent rights on ‘Roundup Ready’ plants

This decision by the ECJ terminates the controversial discussion as to whether patent protection for a DNA sequence is ‘absolute’ or ‘purpose-limited’ because the DNA sequence per se is known from nature and only its biological function has been newly identified.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 08 September 2010 | Practice Area: Patents

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