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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


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


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


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


A rock or an island? The significance of Okinotorishima and its status under the international law of the sea
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Global, Japan, South Korea
  • July 5 2012

Okinotorishima is an atoll in the Philippine Sea


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


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


ADR in construction disputes: arbitration and dispute boards are not the only answer
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • December 17 2012

Disputes between parties to a construction project are relatively commonplace. Many can be resolved without great difficulty, but this is not always


日本における残業手当制度の見直しと過労死防止対策の実施
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • November 11 2014

日本では過重労働から生じる健康障害や生産性の低下について意識が高まりつつありますが先般政府が打ち出した経済改革の一環として残業手当を