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China Reaffirms Its Openness to Foreign Investment

On April 13 2010, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China published a groundbreaking circular titled “Certain Opinions on Strengthening Deployment of Foreign Investment” that outlines new policies governing inbound foreign investment.

Law Firm: Weil Gotshal & Manges | Published: 06 May 2010 | Practice Area: VAT and Sales Tax

Industrial Engineering update - Spring 2010

This newsletter from Eversheds covers topical issues affecting the industrial engineering sector and offers in-depth thought and analysis. It is tailored to reflect the current state of the industry and what this could mean for you.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 05 May 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Private Equity update: Takeover Rules in the UK

It was inevitable that the takeover of an iconic British brand by an American company would cause shockwaves. But coming in a pre-election period, Kraft's acquisition of chocolate maker Cadbury has fuelled a national debate about the UK's ”open door" policy and its widely-respected takeover rules.

Law Firm: SJ Berwin | Published: 04 May 2010 | Practice Area: Central Government

Court of Appeal underlines importance of conducting experiments carefully when claiming anticipation

A judgment of the Court of Appeal has stressed the importance of conducting experiments carefully when seeking to attack the validity of a patent on the ground of anticipation.

Law Firm: Field Fisher Waterhouse | Published: 30 April 2010 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

Advocate General says privilege should not apply to in-house lawyers under EU competition law

Following a recent ruling, the Advocate General has stated that legal professional privilege should not be extended to protect communications between parties and their in-house lawyers from disclosure during competition investigations by the European Commission. But what does this mean in practice?

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 29 April 2010 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Construction and Engineering update - Spring 2010

This briefing by Nabarro examines the latest legal developments and talking points in the construction, engineering and projects sectors. It includes sections on timing in procurement challenges, design obligations the problem of ‘fitness for purpose’ liability and project bank accounts.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 28 April 2010 | Practice Area: Warranties

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Daimler settles US bribery charges for $185 million

The US SEC announced a $91.4m settlement with Daimler AG for violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Daimler also agreed to pay $93.6m in fines to settle charges in separate criminal proceedings by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). This briefing takes a closer look at the FCPA.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 14 April 2010 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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Tech firm mergers, pay TV and £28.5m fine for RBS - EU & competition newsletter

Nabarro rounds up the latest developments in EU and competition law, including a £28.5m fine for RBS, new block exemption regulation for the insurance sector and state aid for new energy projects.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 12 April 2010 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement

New UK Employment Legislation

This alert includes a summary of the new employment legislation that comes into force in April 2010.

Law Firm: Dewey & LeBoeuf | Published: 08 April 2010 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Corporate crime update: R v Innospec – SFO judicially criticised over global settlement

Last week, Lord Justice Thomas, at Southwark Crown Court, handed down a sentencing judgment for Innospec Limited, which had pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to corrupt. This major ruling has clarified the position on global settlements between prosecuting authorities and offenders.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 31 March 2010 | Practice Area: Road

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