Miscellaneous

India related commercial contracts: dispute resolution and governing law clauses

We are delighted to share with you the sixth edition of our well-regarded Guide on Dispute Resolution and Governing Law Clauses in India-related Commercial Contracts.   The Guide is intended to assist in-house counsel who handle India-related commercial contracts on … Continue reading

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Equitable actions for accounts of monies subject to six-year limitation period by analogy

The Court of First Instance in Hong Kong has held that the six year limitation period specified in section 4(2) of the Limitation Ordinance (Cap.347) (LO) applies, by analogy, to an equitable claim by a company against its director(s) for … Continue reading

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Court orders solicitor to complete estate administration or face jail

The County Court at Cardiff has recently ordered a solicitor to comply with the Legal Ombudsman's direction to complete the administration of an estate.[1]  Failure to do so would result in imprisonment for 14 days. The case re-enforces the importance … Continue reading

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Suitability of ad hoc admissions: Singapore Court admits English QC for arbitration appeal

Introduction The Singapore High Court has taken the rare step of allowing an English QC to appear before it in relation to an application to set aside an arbitral award made in an investor-state arbitration; the first successful ad hoc … Continue reading

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Our new global cross-border M&A report: litigation risk likely to increase

Litigation risk is a mounting problem for businesses pursuing cross-border M&A, with almost three-quarters of companies questioned for Herbert Smith Freehills’ new cross-border M&A report Beyond Borders warning that risk is set to increase. Carried out in association with FT … Continue reading

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