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Article 50: navigating the Brexit roadmap begins

29 March 2017

After a rollercoaster period filled with debate, deliberation and even the intervention of the Supreme Court, the government has today formally commenced the UK’s exit from the EU with the triggering of Article 50. Today’s notification has been a formality since the Article 50 Bill received Royal Assent earlier this month, and the Prime Minister’s statement to parliament along with her letter to the President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, provided little new information.

SAAMCO affirmed: BPE Solicitors v Hughes Holland

29 March 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that a solicitor’s firm was not responsible for the entire costs of a client's failed property transaction. The ruling will be welcome to professionals resisting liability for the consequences of their clients’ commercial misjudgements.

Autonomous Demand Guarantees: beneficiary’s belief in validity of its demands and the fraud exception revisited

27 March 2017

Two recent decisions of the Court of Appeal provide useful guidance on the validity of demands made under standby letters of credit or other Autonomous Demand Guarantees provided by way of security in circumstances where a final determination in law on amounts owing under the underlying contract is not available.

Angola - new rules for foreign workers: more confusion

23 March 2017

The Presidential Decree, from 6 March 2017, states that its purpose is to regulate the performance of a subordinated activity in Angola, by a non-resident foreign worker, in a way that balances the treatment between Angolan and foreign workers.

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal clarifies the law on private sector bribery

23 March 2017

When having an advantage might or might not mean trouble: Secretary for Justice v Chan Chi Wan Stephen & Ors FACV 11 & 18/2016 (14 March 2017)

Article 50: navigating the Brexit roadmap begins

29 March 2017

After a rollercoaster period filled with debate, deliberation and even the intervention of the Supreme Court, the government has today formally commenced the UK’s exit from the EU with the triggering of Article 50. Today’s notification has been a formality since the Article 50 Bill received Royal Assent earlier this month, and the Prime Minister’s statement to parliament along with her letter to the President of the EU Council, Donald Tusk, provided little new information.

SAAMCO affirmed: BPE Solicitors v Hughes Holland

29 March 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that a solicitor’s firm was not responsible for the entire costs of a client's failed property transaction. The ruling will be welcome to professionals resisting liability for the consequences of their clients’ commercial misjudgements.

Autonomous Demand Guarantees: beneficiary’s belief in validity of its demands and the fraud exception revisited

27 March 2017

Two recent decisions of the Court of Appeal provide useful guidance on the validity of demands made under standby letters of credit or other Autonomous Demand Guarantees provided by way of security in circumstances where a final determination in law on amounts owing under the underlying contract is not available.

Angola - new rules for foreign workers: more confusion

23 March 2017

The Presidential Decree, from 6 March 2017, states that its purpose is to regulate the performance of a subordinated activity in Angola, by a non-resident foreign worker, in a way that balances the treatment between Angolan and foreign workers.

The Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal clarifies the law on private sector bribery

23 March 2017

When having an advantage might or might not mean trouble: Secretary for Justice v Chan Chi Wan Stephen & Ors FACV 11 & 18/2016 (14 March 2017)