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Recent developments in Singapore
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • April 22 2014

As well as the location of many significant construction and infrastructure projects, Singapore is increasingly the preferred venue for the


Unilateral jurisdiction clauses may not always be effective
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 12 2013

Dispute resolution clauses that give one party the right to choose where disputes will be resolved are not uncommon, particularly in finance


Arbitration in England: major court decisions of 20112012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2012

This newsletter provides a snapshot of some of the key English judgments of 2011 and 2012 of interest to those involved, or potentially involved, in international arbitrations seated in London and therefore procedurally governed by English law


I.Chem.E international forms of contract
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 30 2013

The Institution of Chemical Engineers' ("I.Chem.E") forms of contract have been issued since 1968 for domestic UK use and in 2007 were revised and


Dealing with increased exposure to fraud in the financial downturn
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • 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


ADR for financial sector retail to start soon, but it is still flawed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • 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


Financial regulation under the Democratic Party of Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • 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


Is China becoming more open to foreign arbitration institutions?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • April 1 2010

In previous newsletters we have discussed China's restrictive stance towards foreign arbitration institutions


Contractual notices: defeating the prevention principle
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2009

In last month's Construction Disputes Avoidance Newsletter we considered the operation of the prevention principle, what it means for time to be 'at large' under a construction contract, and how a time at large situation can be avoided by a properly drafted extension of time clause


When will a wrongful suspension amount to a repudiatory breach of contract?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2010

In the recent case of Mayhaven v DAB, the English High Court had to consider whether a contractor's wrongful suspension of its works would, as a matter of principle, amount to a repudiatory breach of contract entitling the employer to terminate the contract and sue for damages