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Will shortcomings undermine the new Competition Act?
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

On February 6 2012 the government submitted a draft of the new Competition Act to Parliament. The reform of the country's key competition legislation attracted a level of public participation rarely seen in Portugal's recent legal history.more »

Public authorities and the Freedom of Information Law
International Law OfficeMarch 1, 2012

The Freedom of Information Law gives members of the public a general right of access to records held by public authorities (other than exempt records). But what is a 'public authority' for these purposes? The answer to this question raises some ...more »

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Commercial Contracts
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Local Businessman Turns to Online Reputation Management to Aid in Fight for ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)March 1, 2012

Graham's commercial real-estate firm caters to clients across the United States, and most recently signed a contract to work with an international investor. However, the deal nearly fell through when the investor asked Graham about his past law suits.more »

Franchise Contracts
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EDITORIAL: The al Qaeda franchise
Pakistan Daily TimesMarch 7, 2012

Not if the al Qaeda 'franchise' is any indication, however. The attack by the Yemen branch of al Qaeda, one of the most active 'franchisees', on a military base in Kud, just south of the main city of Zinjibar in the insurgent-infested province of Abyan ...more »

Contract Disputes
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Old-style labour disruption looms - CTU
National Business ReviewMarch 5, 2012

She claimed the Ports of Auckland dispute could be compared to the 1990's when employment rights were stripped out of employment contracts under the Employment Relations Act. Her comments came while Australian and American union heavies are in New ...more »

Government Contracts
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Federal Judge Strikes Down Michigan Law That Outlawed Local Project Labor ...
MarketWatch (press release)March 1, 2012

29 struck down Michigan's "Fair and Open Competition in Governmental Construction Act" (Public Act 98, 2011). The ruling re-establishes the ability of local units of government in Michigan to enter into project labor agreements (PLAs) on public ...more »

Lending Agreements
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ADB sees potential for lending to financial sector of Azerbaijan
Trend.azMarch 15, 2012

In April 2010, ADB signed the contracts within the expansion of trade. financing with five Azerbaijani banks (Access Bank, AGBank, Bank of Baku, DemirBank and Bank Respublika). Four Azerbaijani banks - Access Bank, Azerigazbank, Bank of Baku and Bank ...more »

Contract Drafting, Review & Negotiation
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Bears' Emery ready for free agency
Dekalb Daily ChronicleMarch 4, 2012

By TOM MUSICK - CHICAGO – As a longtime college scout, Phil Emery reaffirmed his belief that the best way to build a successful NFL team is by drafting and developing good players. But as the first-year general manager of the ...more »

Secured Transactions
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Sunrise Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2011
Bradenton HeraldMarch 1, 2012

2011 was a very positive year for Sunrise in which we also completed a series of NAV-accretive transactions." During 2011, Sunrise restructured and recapitalized three ventures, raised $86.2 million under a convertible notes offering, ...more »

Employment Contracts
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CA Labor Commissioner Sues L.A. Carwash Businesses for More Than $2 Million
Sacramento BeeMarch 7, 2012

The California Department of Industrial Relations' (DIR) Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (Labor Commissioner's Office) conducted investigations and found that Rosecrans King Car Wash, Wilshire Car Wash and Vermont Auto Spa violated state laws.more »

American Airlines proposes to freeze pensions rather than dump them on PBGC
Dallas Morning News (subscription) (blog)March 7, 2012

"The company is pleased to announce that in working with the Unsecured Creditors Committee (UCC) and the PBGC, it has developed a solution that will allow it to pursue a freeze of its defined benefit pension plans for non-pilot employees instead of ...more »


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