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Alternative tactics to obtain payment (but only where there are no "shadowy" claims)

Jonathan Cope, director, MCMS Ltd

"I think that Space Change deployed some alternative and under-used tactics (suspension, termination and winding-up) in this case."

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Today's the day: Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016

Stella Mitchell, partner and Katy Wall, senior associate at Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

"These changes have been introduced to codify case law, simplify procedures, provide additional flexibility and facilitate the market participation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups."

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Enforcing a judgment against assets in Dubai: a new path or shaky ground?

Damian Crosse, partner, and Christopher Young, associate, Pinsent Masons LLP

"[DNB Bank v Gulf Eyadah] is of particular interest to those in the construction space who might be less familiar with the DIFC and its use as a conduit for enforcement onshore in Dubai."

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Arbitrators' conflicts of interest and apparent bias

Sara Paradisi, associate, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

"These cases confirm that the courts will be guided by, but will not blindly follow, the IBA Guidelines [on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration] and will instead apply the English law test for bias."

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