Insights: Legal Updates - November 2015

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One Belt, One Road – addressing legal challenges to harness global opportunity in the rail sector


The “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative – or the “new Silk Road” as it is often referred to – is China’s grand vision for the creation of co-ordinated trade routes on both land and sea.  Spanning 65 countries, when completed it would give industry freight access to over 60% of the world’s population and […]

Was Tom Hayes’ conviction a watershed moment for the SFO?


Following on from a period of some uncertainty over its role of tracking, investigating and prosecuting frauds committed against and within UK PLC, David Green went so far as to submit before a parliamentary committee that he accepts the SFO would be judged on the outcome of its investigation into Libor rigging. The conviction of […]

Breaking good

Alison Mould |

Properly activating a break clause in a lease is a hugely important exercise for any business. Break clauses may seem easy to operate, but they can be full of hidden traps which, if missed by the unwary, may lead to the lease not, in fact, being broken, thereby leaving the tenant liable for the rent […]