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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

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

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

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

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

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