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Events | 10 November 2016

Power in East Africa: Charting the course through an ever-changing landscape

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Events | 03 November 2016

Summary Judgment and Striking Out in International Arbitration – Panacea or Pandora’s Box? A Debate in the Context of the SIAC Rules

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is the first major international commercial arbitration centre to introduce a rule that permits the early dismissal of a claim or defence that is manifestly without legal merit, or manifestly outside the jurisdiction of the Tribunal.
Legal Briefings | 28 October 2016

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Legal Briefings | 24 October 2016

Secured creditors be warned: Less than 4 months left to fix PPSR registrations against trustee companies

Audio and Video | 20 October 2016

Video: What is the significance of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?

Legal Briefings | 20 October 2016

AG Wahl in Intel appeal opts for more effects-based approach on rebates and proposes annulment of General Court's Intel judgment

In Intel's appeal against the General Court's judgement of June 2014 (which upheld the Commission's decision that Intel abused its dominant position by virtue of operating exclusivity rebate schemes – see here for our e-bulletin on the judgment), Advocate General Wahl recommends that the Court of...
Legal Briefings | 19 October 2016

Investor protection in the spotlight: Proposals to significantly enhance the Financial Dispute Resolution Scheme

The Financial Dispute Resolution Centre ( FDRC ), which since June 2012 has been providing alternative dispute resolution services to financial institutions and their individual customers in Hong Kong, has recently launched a consultation to significantly enhance the Financial Dispute Resolution...
Legal Briefings | 18 October 2016

US Class Action landscape: Spotlight on Consumer Goods

The Business Risk Five years or so on now, the wave of class-action litigation engulfing consumer-goods companies in the US court system continues without sign of abatement. The food and beverage industry has been bearing the brunt of these actions, which typically challenge some aspect of a...
Legal Briefings | 18 October 2016

Publication of the Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 (the "Bill") was presented to Parliament and had its first reading in the House of Commons on Thursday 13 th October. In a press release on the same day, the Home Office stated that the new legislation is designed to " tackle money laundering and corruption,...
Legal Briefings | 18 October 2016

Qatar – another positive step forward in the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards

In the past, Qatar's application of the New York Convention has been somewhat unpredictable. A recent decision of the Qatari Court of Cassation suggests that Qatar is moving towards overcoming the perception that it is an arbitration-unfriendly jurisdiction.
Legal Briefings | 17 October 2016

High Court rejects claim that dealings between bank and client went beyond an ordinary arm's length bank-client relationship

The High Court has rejected the argument that dealings between Goldman Sachs ("GSI") and the Libyan Investment Authority ("LIA") crossed the line from an ordinary arm's length bank-client relationship to a relationship which gave rise to duties of candour and fairness. It held that, in the absence...
Legal Briefings | 14 October 2016

The Unitary patent court and unitary patent – Brexit and beyond

In this introductory article we discuss the situation the proposed new Unified Patent Court and unitary patent system finds itself in with Brexit approaching. We outline the main aspects of the new system and how these may be affected by Brexit. We will shortly be producing a new UPC and UP hub on...
Legal Briefings | 14 October 2016

Insurance act 2015: shifting the balance

This article was first published in the October 2016 issue of PLC Magazine Tony Dempster, Sarah Irons and Lachlan Harrison-Smith of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP explain how organisations can take advantage of major changes to UK insurance law brought about by the Insurance Act 2015.
Legal Briefings | 14 October 2016

Brexit - Judicial review litigation Article 50 TEU

Judicial review proceedings have started before the High Court, challenging the Government's ability to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) without an Act of Parliament. Article 50 TEU sets out the procedure for the withdrawal of a Member State from the EU, and requires that...
Legal Briefings | 12 October 2016

A big week for the Australian life insurance industry

This week is shaping up to be a significant week for the life insurance industry.