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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


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


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


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


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


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


FSA battens down the hatches
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • March 30 2009

Financial Services Agency ("FSA") remains firmly convinced that there is no need to make any significant alteration to its twin policies of Better Market Initiative and Better Regulation


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