Good news: by the end of 2016, HKIAC, SIAC and the ICC will all have opened offices in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. This signals a new era of closer cooperation with China’s arbitration commissions and a higher profile for best practice training.
May 25, 2016
In Australia, any attempt to derail the arbitration process by involving the courts will be looked upon unfavourably. If you are unhappy with the process, go to the tribunal, wait for them to decide on the issues you raise, and do not seek court intervention prematurely. This point was underlined in 2015 when the Federal Court of Australia dismissed a challenge to the appointment of two arbitrators in the Sino Dragon v Noble Resources dispute.
Privilege is a fundamental legal right. It allows individuals and corporate entities to resist disclosure of confidential and sensitive material. There are strict rules on when privilege applies under English law: not all communications with lawyers and other advisers will be protected. Privilege can be lost by circulating privileged material without adequate safeguards.
Welcome to issue 6 of Norton Rose Fulbright’s International arbitration report.
The widespread introduction of legislation protecting the actions of ‘whistleblowers’, and increased public expectations of global corporate accountability, mean tha
May 24, 2016
From June 1, 2016, certain UK financial institutions (defined below) and members of their global group will be restricted from entering into, or materially amending, ‘financial arrangements’ governed by the laws of a ‘third country’ (being a country that is not an EU Member State) unless their counterparties enable them to meet a new, UK-specific, “stay recognition requirement”.
May 23, 2016
The most recent round of negotiations between the European Union (the EU) and the United States (the US) on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), took place in New York between April 25 and 29, 2016. On April 27, the European Commission (Commission) released a report on the state of play of the TTIP negotiations, which shows the progress that has been made so far (state of play report). Now that proposed agreements are on the table in almost all negotiating areas, both sides’ efforts are currently focused on resolving areas of disagreement.
May 09, 2016
Welcome to the 2016 edition of Nexus – Norton Rose Fulbright’s flagship journal for the infrastructure sector.
May 03, 2016
Despite low prices and market uncertainty, this is an exciting time for small scale LNG projects. With LNG becoming increasingly cost competitive, the drive for cleaner fuel gathering pace and the desire for energy companies to expand and diversify their LNG businesses, investors are becoming alive to the potential for small scale LNG projects.
In this edition of Insurance focus Tyler Dillard in our London office considers the revolution of the sharing economy and reflects on how insurers have an opportunity to benefit from this growing market.
April 28, 2016
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