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ANALYSIS: In early May the UK government became the first in the world to declare an environment and climate change emergency. The impact of climate change will affect every aspect of daily life, and generates a number of significant financial risks. [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
ANALYSIS: New Australian legislation which enhances protections available to whistleblowers will come into effect later this year. The requirements are extensive, and the consequences for failing to comply can be dire. Organisations will need to do prepare for the new laws. [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
ANALYSIS: The Liberal-National coalition was returned to power over the weekend for a third term and now has an opportunity to implement policies designed to decarbonise the Australian economy. [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) have teamed up to produce a standard form contract and guidelines for underground construction work. [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has published a framework designed to help US and foreign businesses develop a sanctions compliance programme (SCP). [...]
Fri, May 17, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
ANALYSIS: Organisations managing over $350 billion in assets have signed up to the new operating principles for impact management (12 page / 308KB PDF), drawn up by World Bank subsidiary the International Finance Corporation (IFC). [...]
Wed, May 15, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
Pension trustees have not been allowed to justify an increase pension contributions with rule changes that happened two years later. The Court of Appeal in the UK has ruled that trustees cannot use rule changes from 1993 to rectify mistakes made in 1991. [...]
Wed, May 15, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The Hong Kong Competition Commission has published proposals for a cooperation and settlement policy aimed at encouraging companies involved in cartels to step forward and help with investigations. [...]
Tue, May 14, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
A Court of Appeal ruling clarifies the meaning of “practical completion”, a common source of dispute between construction contractors and employers. [...]
Mon, May 13, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has selected technology provider Mambu to support its new challenger bank Bó for its upcoming launch later this year. [...]
Wed, May 08, 2019
Source: Out-Law News Category: LEGAL