Search in Legal

Latest Legal

Eversheds to advise Morgan Sindall waterfront development

Law firm Eversheds has been appointed as adviser to Morgan Sindall on a new £450m waterfront development in Southhampton  Morgan Sindall will partner with Southampton City Council, The Crown Estate and Associated British Ports. The Royal Pier Waterfront is situated adjacently to the main operational areas of the Port of Southampton. The 20-year scheme intends […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:             

Between a rock and a hard place: balancing tender debriefs with confidentiality

scales_12138778Sml

By Ruth McNaught, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP At the end of a procurement exercise, contracting authorities can often feel they are stuck between a rock and a hard place: they need to provide a proper debriefing to unsuccessful bidders at the end of the process but also need to respect the confidentiality of all other […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:                         

Eversheds appoints project finance expert

International law firm Eversheds has appointed ex-SNR Denton partner Howard Barrie as a partner in its project and infrastructure team. Mr Barrie, who will be joining Eversheds on 1st May, is an industry recognised expert in negotiating project and structured financings both in the UK and internationally. Eversheds described Mr Barrie as having ‘substantial’ experience […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:     

StartUp Britain gets legal support

National firm Irwin Mitchell is backing the Governments new business growth scheme, Startup Britain’, and has announced that it will become one of the founding sponsors and legal advisers to the initiative. Startup Britain is designed to support entrepreneurs and growing businesses by giving preferential rates on a host of services including advertising, IT and […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:                 

New procurement laws on the distant horizon?

justice_3512502Sml

By Daradjeet Jagpal, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP     The European Commission is considering undertaking a fundamental re-working of public procurement law in the EU with the aim of making processes more transparent, encouraging increased participation from smaller companies, and promoting cross-border procurement.   The Commission’s Green Paper is set against a backdrop of public […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:                             

European Commission challenges France on procurement

gavel_8586506Med

By Ruth McNaught, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP Readers will be aware that the procurement risk profile for contracting authorities continues to intensify as a result of current economic conditions, which have made the market more competitive and resulted in closer scrutiny of procurement practices and procedures, coupled with the enhanced remedies available to suppliers wishing […]

(Continue reading)

EU seeks Germany’s compliance with Court judgment on pension schemes

The European Commission has decided to ask Germany for information on measures taken to comply with a 2010 Court of Justice judgment. According to the judgement Germany had failed to fulfil its obligations under EU public procurement rules by directly awarding contracts for group pension services on the basis of a collective agreement without an EU-wide […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:         

EU asks France to open competition on procurement

The European Commission has decided to call on France to amend its legislation so as to repeal the provision reserving certain contracts for the supply of geographical information for the Institut géographique national (IGN). Under French law, State services or bodies must buy their large-scale reference geographical information from the IGN, the integrated geographical information system […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:                 

Shared services need not be competitively tendered

Law and Justice

  By Daradjeet Jagpal, Solicitor, Harper Macleod LLP The UK Supreme Court has recently issued a decision in the case of Brent LBC v Risk Management Partners Limited, which related to how procurement rules apply to local authorities’ shared services arrangements. In this case, a number of local authorities in London, including the London Borough […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:                                 

New EC directive published

A new directive to tackle late payment in commercial transactions has been published by the European Commission, and applies to all those involved in the buying or selling goods or services. Internatinal law firm Wragge & Coor commented on the new directive and the effects it will have.  A statement released read: “The European Commission considers that […]

(Continue reading)

Tagged with:         
Page 21 of 38« First...10...1920212223...30...Last »