Brexit, Brexit, Brexit. You would be hard-pushed to have missed the debate, which is set to be decided one way or another on 23 June 2016. The impact of the forthcoming referendum on fundraising has been significant and protracted, with the fund IPO market struggling to woo investors who are uncertain of what the future may bring should Vote Leave prevail. Uncertainty over the result has stalled a number of deals, although the secondary fundraising market (particularly for private funds) remains robust.
June 09, 2016
Timeline in the event of a Brexit
June 01, 2016
Subject to the outcome of any negotiations, the UK might adopt a number of models, including one of the following five:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a comprehensive, multi-lateral free trade agreement (FTA) among 12 States representing nearly a third of the world’s trade.
May 25, 2016
We speak with Richard Naimark, Senior Vice President of ICDR Global Operations, about the ICDR’s extensive presence in Latin America, its efforts to address party and counsel misbehavior, and its unique experience with implementing and managing emergency arbitrators.
Philip Morris Asia’s claim against Australia concerning Australia’s plain packaging laws has come to an end. The tribunal ruled (in December 2015) that it had no jurisdiction to decide the claim, which was filed in 2011, under the 1993 HK–Australia BIT.
The current methods of enforcement for international mediated settlement agreements – by way of litigation or arbitration; enabling legislation; and consent awards – are considered inadequate. To address this matter, UNCITRAL has undertaken work on creating a new legal instrument for the expedited enforcement of such agreements.
For clients whose commercial contract includes a Chinese element or whose dispute resolution clause specifies China-seated arbitration – our Hong Kong arbitration lawyers share their practical experience of ‘mediation-arbitration’, a form of dispute resolution growing in popularity in the People’s Republic of China.
The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements might achieve for litigation what the New York Convention managed for arbitration. It should be taken into account in any strategic planning around disputes and dispute resolution, although it has not had time to build up a hinterland of case law and academic publishing.
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