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Terminating contracts for "material breach"

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2009

In our March 2007 newsletter, we examined the English law position in relation to clauses which entitle a party to terminate a contract in the event of a "material breach" by the other party

Terminating distribution agreements know where you stand

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • January 11 2013

A distribution agreement is a contract under which a seller (the "distributor") markets and distributes products which it has purchased from a

Negotiating governing law and dispute resolution clauses in international commercial contracts

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Global
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  • November 24 2010

When negotiating international commercial contracts, it is important that the parties carefully consider their choice of governing law and dispute resolution clauses and that both are expressly set out in the contract

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

The battle of the forms

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 20 2010

In this month's newsletter, we look at a difficulty that frequently arises in negotiating supply contracts where both parties try to insist that the contract should be concluded on their own standard terms

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

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

Force majeure: is it a superior force?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Asia-Pacific, United Kingdom
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  • January 31 2011

The force majeure clause is a well established clause in most construction contracts

Dealing with multi-party and multi-contract arbitration issues

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Global
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  • June 6 2012

We have previously examined the pitfalls of multi-party and multi-contract arbitration

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