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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

FIDIC Subcontract 2011: A critique of the alternative dispute resolution procedures

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • November 30 2012

In September's Construction dispute avoidance newsletter we considered the long-awaited FIDIC Conditions of Subcontract for Construction of Building and Engineering Works designed by the Employer First Edition 2011 (the "2011 Subcontract"

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

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

Dealing with increased exposure to fraud in the financial downturn

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • May 23 2009

In times of financial downturn and diminishing returns, complicated corporate frauds that were previously hidden by the previous successful expansion of a business often emerge

Circular transactions in Japan

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • March 10 2010

Herbert Smith's May 2009 newsletter considered the impact on Japanese companies of high profile cases reported in the global media that had been filed as a result of the economic downturn

English legal professional privilege and non-lawyers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan, United Kingdom
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  • July 14 2011

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom has recently granted leave to appeal against an English Court of Appeal decision that common law legal professional privilege does not extend to any professional other than a qualified lawyer

Dispute boards

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • July 27 2009

Many parties to major construction and engineering contracts look for a means of obtaining interim binding decisions on disputes, so that work can progress pending final resolution by arbitration or litigation

Financial regulation under the Democratic Party of Japan

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • September 15 2009

We know little of the detail of the DPJ's plans for financial sector regulation but the themes and priorities are apparent from recent comments by Prime-Minister-designate Yukio Hatoyama, in the DPJ's policy statement "Index 2009" and in the backgrounds of the shadow financial affairs spokesmen, who are likely to become the future ministerial team

ADR for financial sector retail to start soon, but it is still flawed

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • November 16 2009

Inadequate protection and redress for financial sector retail consumers is, in the eyes of Japan's Financial Services Agency ("FSA"), a barrier to the development of Japan's capital markets and domestic trust in those capital markets