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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


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


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


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


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


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


Dispute boards
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • July 27 2009

Many parties to major construction and engineering contracts look for a means of obtaining interim binding decisions on disputes, so that work can progress pending final resolution by arbitration or litigation


Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods ("CISG"): Part II
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • July 31 2009

In our newsletter of August 2008 (Japan Dispute Avoidance Newsletter number 72) we discussed how on 1 July 2008 the National Diet of Japan had acceded to the United Nations Convention for the International Sale of Goods of 1980 ("CISG"


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


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