Korea

New anti-bribery regime in Korea comes into effect today

In an e-bulletin published in March 2015, we reported that the South Korean National Assembly passed the “Act on the Prohibition of Illegal Solicitations and the Prevention of Conflicts of Interest of Public Officials”. The Act is also known as … 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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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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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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Asia-Pacific: Governments crack down on the use of agency and temporary workers

In the last year, we have seen governments across the Asia-Pacific region tightening their laws and regulations relating to the use of agency (dispatch) and temporary workers. At least in some cases, this is in response to a perceived over-reliance … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills publishes ninth edition of popular dispute resolution guide for the Asian-Pacific region

Today we have launched the ninth edition of our dispute resolution guide for the Asian-Pacific region.  The Guide aims to provide a concise and accessible overview of some of the practical issues involving both litigation and arbitration across the region.  … Continue reading

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New Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre opens in Korea

The new Seoul International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) opened its doors in Korea last month, signalling the rising trend in international arbitration in Asia. Attending the official launch were Herbert Smith Freehills’ disputes partners Tony Dymond, based in Seoul, and … Continue reading

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