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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


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


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


Dispute boards
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • July 27 2009

Many parties to major construction and engineering contracts look for a means of obtaining interim binding decisions on disputes, so that work can progress pending final resolution by arbitration or litigation


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


Japan's new government intending to amend Worker Dispatch Law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • January 17 2010

While the normal focus of our regulatory newsletters usually relates to issues specific to the financial services sector, in this month's newsletter we will focus on an issue that not only applies to financial services companies but to all companies in Japan: temporary dispatched workers


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


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