Governmental Relations

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Holtzman, Elizabeth
Herrick, Feinstein LLP

Governmental Relations

Author: Sylvain Bergès, Partner

In recent years, the French administration tend to turn preferably to public procurement contracts rather than to unilateral decisions. French administrative case law has evolved to address this trend, ensuring both the stability of contractual relationships and compliance with the principle of legality, which leads administrative action. It appeared essential to renew the administrative judge office to offer him a wide range of powers related to the contract future.

Read more: The powers of the administrative judge towards public procurement contracts in France

Author: David Miles

Three new Justices have been appointed to the UK Supreme Court and therefore will be eligible to sit as Judges in the Privy Council. This follows the retirement of Lord Mance in June, Lord Hughes in August and in anticipation of Lord Sumption's retirement in December.

Lady Justice Arden was Judge in Charge, currently Head of International Judicial Relations for England and Wales. She became a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague in 2011 and is an ad hoc UK judge of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Lord Justice Kitchin was appointed as a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2011. He was the Lord Justice responsible for the supervision of Intellectual Property appeals. He is the Chair of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University.

Read more: Three new Justices to the UK Supreme Court

Popa & Associates Law Firm announces that on August 10, 2017 it lodged an application with the European Court of Human Rights (the “ECHR”) on behalf and in the interests of Mr Vlad Filat. The decision to apply to the ECHR was taken by Vlad Filat in the context of his unlawful conviction by Moldovan magistrates.

Read more: Vlad Filat Applies to ECHR With Help from Popa & Associates Law Firm

The service yesterday of Notice under Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union 2007 started a 2 year process leading to the UK’s exit from the EU, barring an agreement with the EU to extend this period.

The Government has this afternoon published a White Paper on how it intends “Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union”.  They are proposing enacting the Great Repeal Bill which they hope will deliver a smooth transition for businesses and individuals to life in a post-Brexit UK whilst removing the UK from the EU and the authority of EU law. 

Read more: UK Leaving the EU – How It Is Going to Work

By: Helen Bunker

In Philip Hammond's first Autumn Statement, we await to see how he plans to shape the economy and tax system, whilst balancing the government's spending. Will this be a light touch statement or are we in for a raft of further changes? How will the changes impact individual taxpayers?

In the run up to the Autumn Statement, Blake Morgan considers what we hope to see covered.

Read more: Autumn Statement 2016: Will our wishes come true for private clients?