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UK and EU sanctions against Syria

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Syria, United Kingdom
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  • September 28 2011

Since anti-government protests began in Syria in March, unrest has continued and spread across the country

The Saudi legal system

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Saudi Arabia
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  • June 19 2009

Saudi Arabia is a key trade and investment partner for Japan

Libya update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan, Libya
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  • November 21 2011

In our May 2011 newsletter we looked at the sanctions imposed against Libya by the international community, and considered the risks for Japanese companies in doing business in Libya or with Libyan counterparties

The prevention principle, time at large and extension of time clauses

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 21 2009

Most construction and engineering contracts require the contractor to complete the works by a specified date failing which the employer will be entitled to recover liquidated damages for delay at the rate stated in the contract

HKIAC implementation and purpose of the 2013 rules

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • August 13 2013

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre ("HKIAC") published its revisions to the HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules on 12 June 2013.1 The

Force majeure: is it a superior force?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Asia-Pacific, United Kingdom
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  • January 31 2011

The force majeure clause is a well established clause in most construction contracts

Bond and Guarantees

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • April 3 2013

In difficult economic times, procuring security for performance of obligations will be a significant concern for many parties to the construction

Recovering wasted management costs

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2012

Significant management costs can be incurred when one party is required to reorganize internal resources or divert staff from their usual activities in order to investigate, manage and mitigate the effects of the other party's breach of contract

Med-arb an alternative dispute resolution practice

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Global
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  • February 28 2012

The practice of combining the mediation and arbitration processes (referred to as "med-arb" below) is known as both "med-arb" and "arb-med", depending on which process was initiated first

Back-to-back contracts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 15 2011

Back-to-back agreements, by which a main contractor seeks to pass its obligations and liabilities towards the employer through to its subcontractor(s), are becoming an increasingly common feature of construction projects