All Global case law articles – Page 3

  • Comment

    China special: dispute resolution

    2008-07-04T00:00:00Z

    The Chinese legal system is improving rapidly, but foreign parties still need to approach its dispute resolution procedures with caution

  • Comment

    China: the tendering process

    2008-07-04T00:00:00Z

    China’s fledgling tendering process has overcome many of its teething problems, but is still unsuited to large complicated projects. Here’s how it works

  • Comment

    Guests we can’t do without

    2007-10-26T00:00:00Z

    Migrant labour makes the construction industry work, so the government must think hard about proposed laws that would make it harder to employ it

  • Features

    Why does this place matter to you?

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    You might not recognise Berlaymont, the headquarters of the European commission, but it makes more of a difference to your working lives than ever. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Mark Leftly went to Brussels and came back with nine reasons why you ignore it at ...

  • Comment

    That holiday feeling

    2007-04-20T00:00:00Z

    Alastair Dale and Tom Potbury Statutory leave entitlements are to be brought into line with the European Working Time Directive. This means more holiday time for thousands of workers – but it’s worth reading the fine print before grabbing the bucket and spade

  • Robert Akenhead
    Comment

    What’s fair is fair

    2007-01-12T00:00:00Z

    If you follow the gold rush to Dubai, what are your chances of surviving a contractual dispute with the client? Well, about the same as in Dorking ...

  • Jill Craig
    Comment

    Safety check

    2006-10-20T00:00:00Z

    EU WATCH — The European Construction Safety Forum recently staged a conference to assess policies that aim to improve the construction sector’s health and safety record.

  • Features

    Learning to speak European

    2006-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Don’t be caught out by the harmonised European standards that are replacing the UK’s specifier-friendly national standards.

  • Jill Craig
    Comment

    Water on the brain

    2006-07-14T00:00:00Z

    EU Watch - Large sections of Europe are experiencing droughts this summer but the union’s 25 environment ministers are talking about flooding. Jill Craig explains why

  • Jill Craig
    Comment

    Wake up, Gordon

    2006-04-13T00:00:00Z

    The cut-off date for member states to reduce their VAT on refurbishment was the end of last month. So why did our chancellor miss the chance in his Budget speech?

  • Jill Craig
    Comment

    Look to Lisbon

    2006-02-24T00:00:00Z

    The MEPs have just voted on the directive that aims to create a single market in services, but by ditching the ‘country of origin' principle they have given in to the protectionists

  • Comment

    Who wants 70bn euros?

    2005-11-25T00:00:00Z

    In the past, the construction industry has missed out on European research grants. But now, with a huge round of funding up for grabs, it's time to stand up and be noticed

  • Jill Craig
    Comment

    Red-tape rollback

    2005-10-21T00:00:00Z

    The European commission has taken the first tentative steps in its campaign to make EU businesses more competitive by cutting regulation. And there’s a long way to go …

  • Comment

    Hitting home

    2005-09-30T00:00:00Z

    The European Commission is loath to admit that its remit includes housing policy, but the scale of housing need in Europe may require it to adopt an integrated approach

  • Comment

    Margaret’s mix-up

    2005-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Margaret Beckett says a central policy of Britain’s European Union presidency is to cut carbon dioxide emissions. So why is a directive that would actually do that being scrapped?

  • News

    Lords committee backs Bolkestein directive

    2005-08-05T00:00:00Z

    A House of Lords report has backed the controversial European Union services directive. The construction industry had lobbied against the directive on the grounds that it threatened working conditions. The Lords’ committee on the European single market has issued a report backing the proposal, commonly known as the Bolkestein directive, ...

  • Comment

    After Kyoto

    2005-07-08T00:00:00Z

    The European Union is looking to cut 40% of carbon emissions from buildings, but it hasn’t decided exactly how. So, now’s your chance to influence the debate …

  • Comment

    Welcome to castle Bolkestein

    2005-05-06T00:00:00Z

    The proposed European Union services directive, or Bolkestein’s monster, as it’s known, could produce a playing field with so many bumps that standards suffer

  • Comment

    There, there

    2005-04-08T00:00:00Z

    The proposed European services directive has been dubbed Bolkestein’s Monster. But it’s not that terrifying, if you’ll all just calm down and read the small print

  • Bolkestein’s monster
    Features

    Bolkestein’s monster

    2005-03-18T00:00:00Z

    Just when you thought it was safe to use Continental contractors … A hideous European directive has begun a bloodthirsty rampage that could have a devastating effect on the UK construction industry.