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Jones Day | Hong Kong | 7 Mar 2011

Coordinating employers, contractors, and subcontractors on construction projects in Hong Kong: the legal and practical consequences

An issue that often plagues large-scale construction work is the need to juggle when and how different contractors and subcontractors carry out their works on the same site.


Jones Day | USA, United Kingdom | 13 Aug 2010

The handling of material nonpublic information in the U.S. and U.K. loan markets

Institutions that maintain loan portfolios through origination or acquisition or engage in other activities that generate credit exposures ("loan market participants" or "LMPs") very often have access to (or are deemed to have access to) confidential information that may include material nonpublic information ("MNPI").


Jones Day | Hong Kong | 4 Aug 2010

Staying litigation in favor of arbitrationare Hong Kong courts too arbitration-friendly?

A common procedural argument that arises in relation to arbitration is the staying of litigation proceedings commenced by a plaintiff in breach of a valid arbitration agreement.


Jones Day | United Kingdom | 31 May 2009

Landlord and tenant disputes on the rise

In the current economic downturn, there has been a lot of focus in the real estate industry on the effect of tenant insolvencies, "pre-pack" administrations and lease disclaimers.


Jones Day | United Kingdom | 30 Sep 2008

Statutory duties of directors of English companies as from 1 October 2008

All directors of public and private companies incorporated in England and Wales are subject to certain duties and responsibilities under English law.


Jones Day | Australia | 22 Jan 2007

The use of deal protection devices in Australia: recent trends and a comparative analysis with the US and UK

The current high levels of global public M&A activity (including in Australia) have again brought into focus the deal protection devices used by bidders in “friendly” transactions to recover some of their transaction costs if they are subsequently outbid by a rival, and to ensure that the target board focuses exclusively on their offer and does not solicit rival bids.

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