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The Paris climate change agreement: impressions from the negotiating table – and 10 key points on what's next

The Paris Agreement, an historic achievement in tackling climate change, provides a broad framework for reducing global warming through international cooperation. Lawyers from DLA Piper played an active role in the negotiations - this briefing summarises the key provisions of the agreement.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 December 2015 | Practice Area: Sustainable

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Directors' duties and the 'proper purpose' rule: Supreme Court case raises questions

In Eclairs Group v JKX Oil & Gas, the UK Supreme Court reviewed the law relating to directors’ duties, and in particular in connection with the so-called ‘proper purpose’ rule in relation to exercise by the directors of their powers. This Harneys brief looks at the implications of the case.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 16 December 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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A legal guide to investing in Russia

This publication is a useful reference guide for companies that are either considering doing business in Russia or already doing so. The guide includes a detailed summary of the ʻneed-to-knowʼ elements of the Russian legal system, inclidong the options available for establishing a legal presence.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 23 November 2015 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

A stern warning for those seeking to make late amendments to statements of case

Early this year, Mr Justice Coulson provided a stern warning to those who sign statements of truth without honest belief in their truth. Mr Justice Fraser has now provided an equally stern warning to those seeking to make amendments to statements of case late in the day, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 27 October 2015 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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The historic US greenhouse gas emission reduction plan: an analysis of the details

US President Barack Obama has released the final rules for the historic Clean Power Plan and the Carbon Pollution Standards, the first rules ever adopted by the US federal government to comprehensively control and reduce CO2 emissions from the power sector. This Latham report analyses the details.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 26 August 2015 | Practice Area: Central Government

What makes a multi-tiered dispute resolution clause enforceable?

A recent High Court decision serves as a reminder that multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses are not necessarily enforceable, and provides insight into key drafting points. This Latham & Watkins briefing looks at the lessons that can be learned from a number of recent cases.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 July 2015 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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EU sanctions against Russia extended until 31 January 2016

The EU Council has taken a decision to extend the validity of the so-called 'sectoral' or 'phase three' sanctions, imposed by the EU against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis, until 31 January 2016. The sanctions target Russia's financial, oil and defence industries, as DLA explains.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 03 July 2015 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

A sobering reminder of the consequences of making statements which knowingly misrepresent the facts

In a recent case, Mr Justice Coulson provided a salutary (and sobering) reminder of the potential consequences of putting forward statements of case which knowingly misrepresent the facts, as Nabarro reports.

Law Firm: Nabarro | Published: 10 June 2015 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure

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A new way to restructure US law bonds? Ukrainian group of companies breaks new ground

A Ukrainian group of companies has broken new ground — first by changing the governing law of its high yield bonds from US to English law, and then by being the first Ukrainian-based group to restructure via an English law scheme of arrangement. In this briefing, Latham sets out the implications.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 07 May 2015 | Practice Area: Capital Gains

Private equity in Africa: context, opportunities, and risks

As Africa continues to attract attention from the investment community, private equity has provided an opportunity for those who want to both contribute to, and benefit from, the continent's growth story. This guide highlights important insights and pressing questions for private equity in Africa.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 01 May 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation

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