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Brexit update: Draft Withdrawal Agreement

by DLA Piper on

The EU commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on Brexit Wednesday 28 February 2018. The Draft Agreement is based on the joint report from the negotiations in December and presents 168 articles concentrating in...more

The Delta Report: Brexit update

by White & Case LLP on

In the July 2017 edition of the Delta Report, we provided a snapshot update on Brexit and set out some of the key issues that were beginning to emerge as relating to the regulatory framework for the derivatives market once...more

A strict enforcement of time bar provisions

by White & Case LLP on

Time bar provisions are a relatively common feature of construction contracts, but often arouse concern because they are seen to be "harsh". A recent case from Northern Ireland confirms that notwithstanding any "harsh"...more

Compensation events under NEC3: Prospective vs Retrospective Assessment

by White & Case LLP on

The NEC3 suite of contracts contemplates compensation events being assessed at around the time they occur or are instructed, based on the forecasted impact of the event.But if the actual cost or delay arising from an event is...more

Brexit Update – The UK Supreme Court Ruling on Article 50, the Great Repeal Bill and the Commencement of the Departure Process

by White & Case LLP on

In the January edition of the Delta Report, we discussed the pending Article 50 challenge before the UK Supreme Court (the "Supreme Court") and highlighted some of the issues and uncertainties surrounding Brexit, in...more

Responding to uncertainty

by Bryan Cave on

If there is one thing that can be agreed on after the Brexit vote, it is that there is a lot of uncertainty. And this uncertainty not only affects Britain, it affects each and every company doing business in Britain, and in...more

Brexit: What Now?

The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. The vote is not legally binding but Prime Minister David Cameron has already acknowledged that the will of the people must be followed. We consider the key preliminary...more

Galloway v Frazer & Others – A glimpse to the future of data protection litigation

by Reed Smith on

On 27 January, the High Court of Northern Ireland granted British MP George Galloway leave to serve proceedings on Google Inc. out of the jurisdiction. The application was based on a variety of claims including libel,...more

LLCs May Be Right Unless They’re Wrong

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

As I’ve posted before, I usually advise non-US companies to form a corporation when expanding to the United States. Every now and then, I get some pushback because the non-US company has heard about ‘limited liability...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #3

by Dentons on

FCA extends COBS 13 and 14 modification by consent - FCA has published a revised direction to extend the modification by consent of its Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS) in relation to pension schemes. The...more

You might be an Employee if….

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

On Friday, I used the phrase “Uber Settlement” as (maybe) click-bait to introduce an important, but hidden, issue facing Irish and Northern Irish companies operating in the US. As I noted in that post, many Irish and Northern...more

Court in Bloody Sunday case applies “necessity” threshold for lawful arrest

by WilmerHale on

In B, N, O, Q, R, U, V (Former Soldiers) v The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland [2015] EWHC 3691 (Admin), Lord Thomas provided helpful clarification on the court’s interpretation of legislation...more

Everybody is an Employee…Maybe…Possibly

Businesses operating in or expanding to the US, including those from Ireland and Northern Ireland, use independent contractors to avoid some of the baggage associated with the employer/employee relationship under US law. The...more

Officer/Director Liability for Violations of the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Officers and directors of Irish and Northern Irish companies whose products would be regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (life sciences companies, specifically) should be aware of developments on the issue of...more

US FDA Updates for Irish and Northern Irish Companies

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

AGG produces a monthly update of legal and regulatory issues that affect the FDA-regulated community, including regular updates on legislative initiatives from our Washington, DC office. The June 2015 update is now available....more

Making US Arbitration Work for Irish and NI Companies (Really!)

Foreign investors increasingly complain that US arbitration is morphing in to a process closer to full-blown litigation. I’ve always found it interesting that ‘full-blown’ is used to describe ‘all-in’ litigation and ‘all-in’...more

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