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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

Former Olympus executives trial begins in Tokyo

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • October 10 2012

At the first hearing in the criminal prosecution trial of three former Olympus executives (former Chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa, former Executive Vice President Hisashi Mori and ex-auditing officer Hideo Yamada) and Olympus Corporation itself, all three defendants and the company pleaded guilty to all counts in the indictment

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

The use of "without prejudice except as to costs" offers as a dispute resolution technique

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan, United Kingdom
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  • April 10 2009

One of the key factors that must be taken into account when deciding whether to pursue a claim is the potential legal costs involved

Exclusion clauses part 1: drafting tips

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • November 23 2009

It is a common feature of modern business that when contracting commercial parties seek to reduce their potential liability in whole or part