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Japan's new government intending to amend Worker Dispatch Law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • January 17 2010

While the normal focus of our regulatory newsletters usually relates to issues specific to the financial services sector, in this month's newsletter we will focus on an issue that not only applies to financial services companies but to all companies in Japan: temporary dispatched workers

ADR in construction disputes: arbitration and dispute boards are not the only answer

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • December 17 2012

Disputes between parties to a construction project are relatively commonplace. Many can be resolved without great difficulty, but this is not always

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

Target cost contracts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • July 31 2013

The use of target cost contracts has increased in recent years as employers have sought means to incentivise contractors to bring in projects within

Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods ("CISG"): part III

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • September 2 2009

In our last newsletter of July 2009, we discussed how on 1 August 2009, the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods of 1980 ("CISG") was scheduled to enter into force in Japan

Bearing the risk of the unexpected in the ground

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • October 31 2011

Ground conditions present a common problem for contractors in Southeast Asia and elsewhere

A rock or an island? The significance of Okinotorishima and its status under the international law of the sea

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, Global, Japan, South Korea
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  • July 5 2012

Okinotorishima is an atoll in the Philippine Sea

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

Dispute resolution clauses: achieving certainty in contractual drafting

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • March 18 2009

An important issue for Japanese parties entering into contracts with international counterparties is the mechanism for the resolution of disputes and in particular, the familiar choice between arbitration and litigation

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