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Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa: 2nd edition

Herbert Smith Freehills has published an updated second edition of our Guide to Dispute Resolution in Africa, a publication summarising the key dispute resolution procedures and trends in each of Africa's 54 diverse jurisdictions. In the light of the recent growth in China, India and Japan's business interests in … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills launches latest Guide to “Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific”

Please click here to preview this publication. As a result of a rise in global economic activities around the region, Asia is experiencing the inevitable increase in commercial and investment disputes, both litigation and arbitration, with a multi-jurisdictional dimension. Our … Continue reading

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Launch of landmark global conference series on the future of dispute resolution

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17. The aim of this ambitious worldwide conference series is to build a global conversation about the current landscape of civil and commercial dispute resolution and how … Continue reading

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New guide to anti-corruption regulation in Asia Pacific launched

Over the past two years we have witnessed an exponential increase in global efforts to combat corruption. Nowhere is this more visible than Asia, where a number of countries have recently passed new anti-corruption legislation or taken steps to strengthen … Continue reading

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ADR in Asia – a practical guide to mediation in Hong Kong

Last week, we published the first article from our ADR in Asia Guide. This summarised the main ADR processes and their use across Asia. Here, you can access the second article from our Guide – a practical guide to mediation. … Continue reading

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ADR in Asia  – overview of key ADR processes

We previously reported the publication of our new ADR in Asia Guide. As well as distilling the results of our client survey on mediation in Hong Kong, the Guide contains a summary of the main ADR processes and their use … Continue reading

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ADR Practical Guide launched on the use of Mediation with Arbitration

Our London ADR team has launched the sixth guide in their series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with a particular focus on mediation. … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills launches third edition of legal guide to “Privilege in Asia Pacific”

Herbert Smith Freehills has officially launched the third edition of our legal guide to “Privilege in Asia Pacific” at the China Club in Hong Kong on 18 June 2014.

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“Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia Pacific Employment Law Guide 2014” now available.

The Guide contains a summary of the key employment laws and principles in 21 jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific and has become the ‘go to’ resource for HR managers and in-house counsel with employment-related responsibilities in the region.

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Filed under China, Data protection, Employment, Hong Kong, Japan, South East Asia

Class Actions 2013/2014 – Developments and Trends

Herbert Smith Freehills has recently published the Class Actions Developments and Trends report 2013/2014. Damian Grave, Ken Adams and Jason Betts provide a review of the past year and consider possible trends for 2014 for Australia, amongst other jurisdictions, while Peter Godwin … Continue reading

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