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Top 5 construction cases 2012

December 20 2012 There were many noteworthy cases handed down in 2012, however we focused on those which have the most interest and practical relevance to our clients.

New employment rules for international students studying in Canada

May 7 2014 On June 1, 2014, amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Regulation) modifying working rights for foreign nationals under…

Construction of contracts: priority of documents

February 22 2010 In the following case, the court had to consider the construction of a contract, and in particular the effect of a clause concerning the priority of documents, in order to determine which of two conflicting provisions relating to the payment mechanism was to prevail.

Frustration, breach of contract and repudiation

May 25 2010 In the following case, which was bought before the courts by way of a summary application for judgement, the court had to consider whether the contract between the parties was frustrated so that performance become impossible or whether in fact one or other of the parties had wrongfully repudiated the contract.

Oil & Gas in South Africa

August 3 2017 A structured guide to oil and gas laws in South Africa

LCIA Rules 2020: key changes

February 25 2021 The new London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Rules 2020 came into force on 1 October 2020 and apply to all LCIA arbitrations commencing…

In brief: foreign bribery laws in Singapore

February 19 2021 A look at some of the key features of the laws in Singapore prohibiting bribery of foreign public officials, covering the extent of liability, defences and enforcement patterns, among other things.

Snapshot: domestic bribery laws in Singapore

February 19 2021 A look at the key features of the legal framework applicable to the bribery of domestic public officials in Singapore, including the extent of liability, defences, enforcement patterns and more.

Proving corruption allegations - return to balance of probabilities standard?

February 11 2021 Corruption allegations have blossomed as an area of interest in international arbitration. Numerous published awards show that states are increasingly…

Recent joint venture dispute trends in mining sector

February 4 2021 This article considers the duties, both express and implied, which Joint Venture partners may be under when dealing with each other. Can a party…