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Bond and Guarantees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • April 3 2013

In difficult economic times, procuring security for performance of obligations will be a significant concern for many parties to the construction


Target cost contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • July 31 2013

The use of target cost contracts has increased in recent years as employers have sought means to incentivise contractors to bring in projects within


Japan overhauling overtime pay system and taking measures to reduce deaths from overwork
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • November 11 2014

There has been increasing awareness in Japan of the health implications and unproductivity caused by excessive overtime work. As part of recent


ICC publishes in-house Guide on effective management of arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • August 4 2014

Practitioners and arbitral institutions alike are constantly looking for ways to smooth and improve the arbitral process. The latest contribution to


FIDIC Subcontract 2011: A critique of the alternative dispute resolution procedures
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • November 30 2012

In September's Construction dispute avoidance newsletter we considered the long-awaited FIDIC Conditions of Subcontract for Construction of Building and Engineering Works designed by the Employer First Edition 2011 (the "2011 Subcontract"


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


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


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


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


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