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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


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


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


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"


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


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


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


Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods ("CISG"): part III
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • September 2 2009

In our last newsletter of July 2009, we discussed how on 1 August 2009, the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods of 1980 ("CISG") was scheduled to enter into force in Japan


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