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China: An Introduction to Current Environmental Trends

Charles R McElwee II - Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP

Charles R McElwee II

China's Environmental RegimeChina began the development of a modern legal regime devoted to environmental regulation and protection in 1989 when the Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China passed into law (after a 10 year "trial" implementation).

A New Environmental Chapter For America

Theodore L Garrett - Covington & Burling LLP

Theodore L Garrett

The passage of the first 100 days of the new administration, as this article is written, is a propitious time to consider environmental policy in America.

Canadian Energy and Environmental Regulation

Mike Barrett - Bennett Jones LLP

Ernie Belyea - Bennett Jones LLP

Sarah Gilbert - Bennett Jones LLP

Brad Gilmour - Bennett Jones LLP

Len Griffiths - Bennett Jones LLP

David Hunter - Bennett Jones LLP

Stephen Libin - Bennett Jones LLP

Adrienne Moore - Bennett Jones LLP

Shawn Munro - Bennett Jones LLP

Julia Schatz - Bennett Jones LLP

Keith Sutherland - Bennett Jones LLP

Gray Taylor - Bennett Jones LLP

When President Barack Obama arrived in Canada on 19 February 2009 for his first official state visit, at the top of the agenda was energy and the environment.

The most important new feature in the Swedish Public Procurement Act - the legislation on framework agreements

Anna Ulfsdotter Forssell - Advokatfirman Delphi

The implementation of the rules on framework agreements that is provided for in Directive 2004/18/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts (the Directive) is optional.

Battle Stations! Defence companies go on the alert over new EU Procurement Directive

Ciara Kennedy-Loest - Lovells LLP

Nicolas Pourbaix - Lovells LLP

Recent changes at EU level mean that member state governments will soon have to put their purchases of national defence or security-sensitive equipment out to competition across the EU.

The Default Arbitration Clause in Standard Form Contracts: Time to Revisit?

Jude P Benny - Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

Historically, London has been the centre of all things maritime. Notwithstanding the decline of its status as a port, London has managed to stay relevant to the maritime world by virtue of its status as a trading hub, and the ancillary services that congregate around the city, to support the trading activities.

The Credit Crunch: Impact on Shipping Contracts

Jonathan Lux - Ince & Co

Victoria Waite - Ince & Co.

Jonathan Lux

The past few months have seen an almost unprecedented global financial crisis - slumping stock markets, extremely volatile exchange rates and massive government intervention, in the banking sector in particular.

Of Liens and Letters of Undertaking: The Third Circuit Gets It Right

Jeremy Harwood

Jeremy JO Harwood

The Third Circuit's recent precedential decision in Petroleos Mexicanos Refinacion v MT KING A, (554 F3d 99 3d Cir 2009), reversing the New Jersey District, has narrowly averted a major misdirection of US admiralty lien law and blow to the efficacy of P&I Club letters of undertaking.

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