Paul Murphy of Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in Washington, DC explores the considerations for lenders when financing nuclear power projects: "For the successful financing of an NPP, technological, political (both domestic and international), reputational and economic issues must be dealt with in a holistic manner, whereby the financing entities must be able to answer the question 'Is this a good project?'"
David Coull of Bell Gully takes an in-depth look at the impact of recent regulatory reforms in New Zealand's exploration and production industry: "Since 2009, the New Zealand government has actively focused on promoting and enabling the local oil and gas industry, undertaking a series of changes designed to help the industry grow, including by attracting new international investors into the sector."
Tina Reissmann of Plesner looks at the importance of remuneration when it comes to motivating and engaging employees. "A bonus scheme is one of several means to encourage cooperation in a team. This will be the case if the determination of the bonus criteria focuses on the team as a whole, instead of on the individual employee."
Who’s Who Legal brings together Cynthia Chung of Deacons, Arnold Perl of Glankler Brown, Francisco Salas Chaves of BDS Asesores and Rafael Giménez-Arnau of Garrigues to discuss levels and types of activity, the increasingly international nature of their work, regulatory developments, and changes to clients' needs and the legal market in their jurisdiction.
Fraser Younson of Squire Patton Boggs explores recent amendments to the UK's Public Interest Disclosure Act and anticipates future developments: "Whistleblowing reached the top of the UK political agenda last summer when the cover-up of medical malpractice, gagging clauses in severance agreements and the victimisation of whistleblowers came to light in the UK’s health service."
Lori Cohen and Eric Schnapp of Greenberg Traurig explore the impact of technological developments on the court process, including social media: "Entire jury pools have been discharged for a single Google search, and despite evidence to the contrary, one cannot successfully learn the law from Wikipedia."
Who’s Who Legal has brought together Greg Williams of Clayton Utz, Jorge Cesa of Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz Amaral Advogados and Tripp Haston of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings to discuss type and volume of work, recent trends and developments, the increasing sophistication of the plaintiffs' bar, and the legal market in their jurisdiction.
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