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Parties cannot avoid Commercial Agents Regulations by choice of non-EU law and arbitration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • -
  • January 29 2010

In Accentuate v Asigra 2009 EWHC 2655 (QB) the English High Court held it had jurisdiction to hear a claim for compensation under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, even though the relevant agreement was subject to a choice of Canadian law and arbitration and the Canadian arbitral tribunal had already ruled against the claim

Changes to the Industrial Relations Act in Singapore allow employees to pursue mediation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Singapore
  • -
  • June 8 2011

On 1 February 2011 amendments to the Industrial Relations Act were brought into force in Singapore

Italy’s Constitutional Court rules mandatory mediation unconstitutional

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Italy
  • -
  • November 5 2012

In an interim statement released by the Court on 26 October, Italy’s mandatory four-month mediation process to be undertaken before litigation is commenced has been found to be unconstitutional because it denies access to justice

Supreme Court of India holds that mediation proceedings are confidential

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • India
  • -
  • January 31 2011

On 7 January 2011 the Supreme Court of India, in the case of Moti Ram (D) Tr. LRs and Anr. Vs Ashok Kumar and Anr (Civic Appeal No. 1095 of 2008), held that mediation proceedings were confidential in nature, and that only an executed settlement agreement or alternatively a statement that the mediation proceedings were unsuccessful, should be provided to the court by the mediator

HMRC publishes litigation and settlement strategy and ADR draft guidance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 6 2011

HMRC is seeking comments on the draft guidance to staff for the implementation of the revised litigation strategy published in July 2011

CEDR rules for the facilitation of settlement of international arbitration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Global
  • -
  • February 25 2010

On 26 November 2009, at a conference chaired by Lord Woolf, CEDR launched its rules for the facilitation of settlement in international arbitration

Parties reach settlement in long-running Wembley litigation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 22 2010

This summer, the dispute between Brookfield Construction (formerly Multiplex Construction) and Mott MacDonald (2010 EWHC 659 (TCC)) finally settled

Improving access to ADR within the civil justice system

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 21 2010

Australia's Federal Attorney-General has recently announced that the Government intends to introduce legislation implementing key recommendations from the National ADR Advisory Council's report into access to ADR

Australia: at what stage is it appropriate for the court to refer cases to ADR?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
  • -
  • December 19 2012

The types of disputes that are amenable to ADR are of course not unlimited

Court annexed arbitration and mediation in New Delhi

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • India
  • -
  • February 25 2010

On 25 November 2009, in a renewed effort to promote alternate dispute resolution centres within the country, the Chief Justice of India opened the first Indian court annexed arbitration centre in New Delhi