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IFM Investors settles sexual harassment case for £270,000

Settlement exceeds the £236,000 that former analyst Nathalie Abildgaard had been seeking at employment tribunal.
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Sydney Light Rail’s troubles call PPPs into question

The Public Accountability Committee recommends review following legal dispute between the contractor and the client over costs associated with relocating utilities.

Abraaj dispute prompts lenders to close fund finance loophole

Banks are changing the way security notices are issued to LPs following the firm's collapse.

How Blackstone’s chief counsel puts tech to work

The firm’s chief legal officer John Finley talks SEC settlements and artificial intelligence.

Norton Rose Fulbright hires veteran lawyer to focus on PPPs

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has hired veteran project finance lawyer Douglas Buchanan to co-head its North American infrastructure practice as it plans to expand its focus on public-private partnerships. Buchanan will serve as senior counsel for Norton Rose Fulbright in North America, working alongside co-heads Doug Fried in the US and Greg Lewis […]

Italy’s tragedy could become a litmus test for how populists deal with the private...

With the blame game in full swing, the country’s new government has not hesitated to politicise the Morandi Bridge collapse.

Spanish tariff victories are important, but ultimately Pyrrhic

Antin is the latest foreign investor to win compensation for the country’s retroactive renewable subsidy cuts – however, the sums are minor compared with the savings netted.

Antin awarded €112m after ‘unjustified’ Spanish solar cuts

The manager invested in the CSP sector in 2011 because it regarded it as ‘more sheltered from regulatory change’ than solar PV, which had been damaged by tariff cuts a year earlier.

Mainstream cleared to build Scottish wind farm

The country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, ending a two-year legal battle over the £2bn Neart na Gaoithe offshore project. The £2bn wind farm, which will be built over 80 square km on a site in the Forth Estuary off the North Sea, was awarded planning consent in October 2014.

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