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Terminating distribution agreements know where you stand
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • 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

The use of "without prejudice except as to costs" offers as a dispute resolution technique
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, Japan
  • 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

Circular transactions in Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • 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

Investing in Africa: common problems and ways to mitigate them
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Africa, Japan
  • 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
  • Japan
  • 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

Dispute resolution clauses: achieving certainty in contractual drafting
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • 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

Libya update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan, Libya
  • 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

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

English legal professional privilege and non-lawyers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan, United Kingdom
  • 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