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Dispute resolution around the world

Global - October 4 2016 Will a Vietnamese court enforce an arbitration clause? Does the losing party in litigation pay the winner's legal costs in France? Is mediation

Key changes under the revised Companies Bill

Malaysia - April 7 2016 The new Companies Bill 2015 (“Bill”), which will replace the current Companies Act 1965 (“Act”) as a whole, was passed in Dewan Rakyat (Lower House

French contract law reform: to be or not to be

France - September 15 2016 Much has been written about the recent French Contract Law reform. The reform of the law of obligations was subject to extensive, long-term

M&A in China: Lexology Navigator Q&A

China, Global - October 5 2016 A structured guide to merger and acquisition law and practice in China

“Catching Up” on Exempt StatusUsing Bonuses and Incentive Payments to Meet the FLSA’s New Salary Threshold

USA - October 5 2016 As discussed in a prior post, the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations increase the weekly minimum salary threshold an employee must be

Updates to the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement

Australia, Singapore - October 20 2016 Trade between Singapore and Australia is strong as the value of two-way goods trade was AUD 16.2 billion in 2015. Both countries took steps to make

Ukraine Expands Sanctions against Russia

Russia, Ukraine - October 20 2016 The updated sanctions list mainly affects Russian legal entities in the following sectors: Industrial complex: Rusal, Rostovtopprom, Donalians

Don’t Wait! Now Is the Time to Conduct an Internal Wage & Hour Audit

USA - October 20 2016 Internal pay audits are rarely enjoyable. Depending on the scope, these audits can be complex and require detailed analysis. However, in the current

Courts give the green light for fraud-based class actions in Canadian insolvency proceedings

Canada - October 20 2016 Both of Canada’s primary insolvency statutes, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) provide

Lundbeck provides more questions than answers on pay-for-delay settlements

European Union - October 20 2016 Two years after the US Supreme Court's ruling in Actavis, the EU General Court has opined for the first time on the legality of reverse payment