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  • Public Procurement: Contracts

    Inbrief

    31 January 2014

    In brief, the EU procurement regime, implemented in the UK by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, applies to contracts for works, services and supplies over particular financial thresholds. If a contract is within its scope, it must be advertised within the EU’s Official Journal, the “OJ”.

  • Public Procurement: Overview

    Inbrief

    31 January 2014

    The EU procurement regime, implemented in the UK by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, applies to contracts let by contracting authorities for works, services and supplies over particular financial thresholds.

  • Lawyers get nervous as Dimon bites back

    Press

    24 January 2014

    Commenting in an article for The Times, Owen Watkins describes JP Morgan head Jamie Dimon's comments as "dangerous" after he dismissed $13 billion of recent settlements with the US Government as "unfair".

  • Deutsche Bank figures point to 'ugly' reporting season for Euro banks

    Press

    20 January 2014

    In a Financial News article, Owen Watkins comments upon Deutsche Bank's early publication of their fourth-quarter results; a €1.2 billion pre-tax loss.

  • The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

    PDF

    03 January 2014

    The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on 27 March 2012 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. It sets out the Government’s planning policies for England and how these should be applied. What is it, and does it help or hinder development?

  • Muslim Staff Policy: How Religious Freedom Fits in the Workplace

    Press

    23 December 2013

    Commenting in an International Business Times article, James Davies discusses flaws in the definition of indirect discrimination after cases where a major retailer faced public fury when it was revealed the company allowed shop assistants the right to refuse to sell alcohol and pork products and a Christian worker at British Airways was asked to cover up a necklace which depicted a cross.

  • Merry whatever

    Press

    19 December 2013

    In an Economist article, Tom Heys comments upon recent rulings on religious beliefs and how even conventional legal definitions of religion are getting murky.

  • Does HMRC's notion of significant influence match the reality within law firms?

    Press

    13 December 2013

    Ian Jeffery discusses the HMRC's publication of its proposals relating to the treatment of salaried members within UK limited liability partnerships in his blog for Managing Partner Magazine.

  • Degrees of separation

    Press

    13 December 2013

    Leo Steven's recent article in Inside Housing discusses the segregation between affordable housing and homes to be sold or rented at market rates.

  • Trader loses 'ludicrous' case against dismissal

    Press

    12 December 2013

    Commenting in an article for The Times, Michael Anderson discusses the recent sacking of an oil trader who was dismissed after a heavy night of drinking.

  • Making the grade

    Press

    09 December 2013

    Adam Glass is featured in a Law Society Gazette article detailing their round table discussion focussing on the changing perceptions around the role of solicitor-advocates.

  • Lewis Silkin has acted for Orion Energy in its acquisition of Capricorn Albania

    Deal

    05 December 2013

    Lewis Silkin LLP has acted for Orion Energy Plc in connection with its acquisition of Capricorn Albania Limited from Capricorn Energy Limited, a subsidiary of Main Market listed Cairn Energy Plc.

  • Pros and cons of fighting the Euribor settlements

    Press

    04 December 2013

    Commenting in a Financial News article, Owen Watkins discusses the news that whilst a number of large financial institutions are planning to settle over the alleged rigging of Euribor lending rates, a few have refused.

  • Public Procurement: Challenges, Time Limits and Consequences

    Inbrief

    30 November 2013

    This guide looks at how a party might challenge a public procurement process, the types of challenge, time limits for bringing challenges and the consequences.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe on acquisition of 75.1% of Walker Media

    Deal

    28 November 2013

    Lewis Silkin has advised Publicis Groupe, one of the largest communications groups in the world, on its acquisition of 75.1% of Walker Media, one of the leading independent media agencies in the UK.

  • Brand Academy 2013 - Venture Harbour's Marcus Taylor's insights on 'brands building advocacy using digital media', as covered in The Drum

    Press

    27 November 2013

    Having spoken at Lewis Silkin's Brand Academy, which discussed the role of digital media in building brand value, Marcus Taylor emphasises that social and digital media offer an amazing opportunity for brands to establish more intimate and long term relationships with consumers.

  • Contracting Authorities and Public Procurement: Mitigating the consequences of challenges

    PDF

    27 November 2013

    This guide for contracting authorities looks at the steps that a contracting authority can take to mitigate the risks and consequences of challenges for alleged breaches of EU procurement rules brought under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

  • Selling digital content online: the EC’s compliance ‘sweep’

    Press

    26 November 2013

    James Gill and Bryony Compson have authored an article in the E-Commerce Law & Policy journal examining the background to, and findings from, the recent action by the European Commission in targeting websites that sell digital content in breach of EU consumer law.

  • Zero-hours work ‘equals a happy work-life balance’

    Press

    26 November 2013

    In a Times article, Lewis Silkin has been mentioned regarding the survey conducted in conjunction with the CIPD on zero-hours contracts.

  • Public Procurement: Contracting Authorities as Tenderers

    Inbrief

    25 November 2013

    This guide looks at the issues that arise where a contracting authority is taking part as a tenderer in a procurement process run by another contracting authority.

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