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A Surprising Reality: Middle East Natural Gas Crunch

Farida Midani - King & Spalding Dubai

Philip R Weems

Philip R Weems

A common assumption today is that the Middle East has an abundance of readily available natural gas supplies; however, the reality is quite different.

Promotion of Energy Investment in Libya

Geoffrey Picton-Turbervill

Jubilee Easo - Ashurst LLP

Renad Haj Yahya - Ashurst LLP

Geoffrey Picton-Turbervill

The recent high oil and gas prices and Libya's rehabilitation into the international community after the lifting of US and international sanctions have led to an influx of foreign investors looking to invest in the country's oil and gas sector.

Financial Sector Pay and Employee Class Actions

Chris Bracebridge - Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP

Christopher Walter - Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP

Financial sector pay is the bête noire of the downturn. Regulators and lawmakers around the globe have highly compensated financiers in their sights.

US Employers Face Greater Exposure as Workers' Rights Seem Certain to Grow

Gary Siniscalco - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Michael Delikat - Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

A VOLATILE LANDSCAPEThe landscape for US employment and labour law remains more volatile and contentious than that of any other major industrialised country.

Employment Law in Australia: Recent Cases

Drew Pearson - Freehills

Russell Allen - Freehills

The end of the employment relationship often raises a number of issues regarding obligations of both the employer and employee. Recent developments in case law in Australia have raised interesting issues surrounding the employment relationship, and later we deal with issues relating to fixed term contracts and the ownership of inventions.

Firing White-Collar Employees in Belgium

Chris Engels - Claeys & Engels

This article deals with the dismissal of white-collar employees hired for an indefinite period. While most foreign companies are rightly convinced that Belgian dismissal law is very protective of the employees, it should be stressed that Belgian law allows an employer a very high degree of flexibility in removing individuals from their posts.

Preemption and the Learned Intermediary Doctrine

Harvey L Kaplan

Jon A Strongman - Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP

Pharmaceutical litigation in the United States is constantly evolving as plaintiffs' lawyers seek to create new avenues of recovery, state and federal governments adopt legislation that affects the legal playing field, and new court decisions usher in changes in the law.

The Wolf at the Door

Libby Hannan - Lovells

Rod Freeman

As product manufacturers face an increasingly litigious environment in Europe, questions of "access to justice" naturally come to the fore of the public policy agenda in this area.

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