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PRC signs the Hague Convention on choice of court agreements: A step forward in the resolution of cross-border litigation

On 12 September 2017, the People’s Republic of China signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, increasing opportunities for the recognition of Chinese court judgments internationally and vice versa.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Progress, but not "sufficient" progress - what happens next in the quest for a Brexit breakthrough?

Following Theresa May's speech in Florence, there had been hopes of a breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations, but EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier has indicated that "we are not yet there in terms of achieving sufficient progress". This briefing examines the sticking points and what happens next.

Law Firm: Travers Smith | Published: 09 October 2017 | Practice Area: Social Welfare

SA Constitution comes to the fore in North African cargo dispute

The Constitution proved to be the unlikely compass that guided the Eastern Cape Local Division of the High Court in ruling on a recent cargo dispute. This briefing examines the case.

Law Firm: Bowmans | Published: 05 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Jacobs' claim for injunctive relief declared crackers: TCC reaffirms the right to adjudicate

This breifing examines a recent case that related to an application by the claimant (Jacobs) against the defendant (Skanska) for an injunction to restrain Skanska from proceeding with an adjudication.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 05 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

New EU screening mechanism on foreign investment

The European Commission has proposed to establish a mechanism for screening foreign direct investment into the EU. This briefing examines the proposed legislation.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 October 2017 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

Conducting investigations in China: four common pitfalls

In this update, DLA Piper shares four of the most common investigation pitfalls that companies operating in China may face.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 04 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Contract drafting - with cooperation in mind

This article asks the question: When buying or selling a company, how far do you have to go to cooperate with the other party after completion?

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 October 2017 | Practice Area: Contract Law

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A guide to termination of long term contracts in the energy sector

This report summarises the key principles of English law as it relates to termination, including new developments and recent cases.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 October 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

The final call for Aviator UK

When Aviator UK ran into immediate financial trouble it was clear that action would be needed. This article focuses on the specific legal and operational issues involved in managing the situation.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 26 September 2017 | Practice Area: Air

China further revises Commercial Bribery Law in the latest draft amendments to Anti-Unfair Competition Law

The modified draft amendments clarify the scope of commercial bribery, provide helpful exceptions, and increase penalties. This article takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 26 September 2017 | Practice Area: Competition

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