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Japan: No pay for overtime

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • July 18 2014

As part of Shinzo Abe’s economic reform, there has been heated debate in Japan over the introduction of an amendment law to extend the categories of

Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement signed, text released

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, Japan
  • -
  • July 9 2014

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today signed the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA

Majors and minors considerations for multinationals when acquiring independents

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
  • -
  • June 20 2014

Recent years have seen "major" multinational companies investing in and acquiring "minor" independent ventures with increasing frequency. To take the

Termination of Indonesia's bilateral investment treaties: considerations for Japanese investors

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Indonesia, Japan
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  • June 2 2014

In a recent blog post, we examined the implications of Indonesia's notification that it will not renew its bilateral investment treaty ("BIT") with

Corporate Crime Update - May 2014 - Japan

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
  • -
  • May 31 2014

An individual shareholder has brought a derivative action against Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. ("MFG"), a holding company of Mizuho Bank, Ltd

Investing in Africa: common problems and ways to mitigate them

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Africa, Japan
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  • May 7 2014

The prospect of increased Japanese investment in Africa has been in the news in 2014. January saw Prime Minister Abe's visit to Ethiopia, Ivory Coast

Japan: new rules for dispatch workers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • April 22 2014

In Japan, arrangements whereby workers are sent by one company to work under the supervision and direction of another company are generally

Australian Agribusiness - the great milk shake-up

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, Japan
  • -
  • April 17 2014

With the announcement of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) on 7 April 2014, Australia became the first major agricultural

Global employment, pensions and incentives newsletter

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Africa, Australia, China, European Union, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 15 2014

Most of the labour codes in force in francophone sub-Saharan Africa contain provisions which seek to prevent unfair competition practices among

Corporate Crime Update - April 2014 - Japan

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Japan
  • -
  • April 14 2014

As noted in our updates in November and December 2013, in September 2013 Mizuho Bank, Ltd. ("Mizuho") was issued with a Business Improvement Order