Shape the future of dispute resolution: Global Pound Conference in Hong Kong

Hosting more than 5,000 corporate and disputes professionals in a series spanning 40 cities across 31 countries, the Global Pound Conference aims to improve the resolution of commercial disputes in the 21st century. Using a unique interactive format, which has been dubbed the blueprint for future conferences, delegates from key stakeholder groups vote anonymously on standardised questions … Read more

Updated 2017 CEDR model mediation documents and rules

At a launch on 24 November 2016, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) headquartered in London released updates for all of its main model mediation documents and rules. The updated documents are available on the CEDR website here (requiring free registration), including: ADR contract clauses ADR Notice Mediation Procedure Mediation Agreement Settlement Agreement / Tomlin Order Code of … Read more

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 resource-rich Africa, the Guide may be of interest to corporates in Asia seeking new economic partnerships … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills sponsors and contributes chapters to the recently published First Edition of Getting the Deal Through – Financial Services Litigation 2016

In the light of the global growth of litigation in the financial sector following the financial crisis, Herbert Smith Freehills has sponsored 'Getting The Deal Through' for the launch of the first edition of the guide to Financial Services Litigation 2016.  The guide charts the growth of litigation in the financial sector worldwide and answers … Read more

Hague Convention on Choice of Courts comes into operation in Singapore

The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (Hague Convention) officially came into force on 1 October 2016 and there are currently 30 signatory states, including all members of the European Union and Mexico.  As we have previously reported, Singapore became a signatory to the Hague Convention on 25 March 2015.  Subsequently, Singapore ratified the … Read more

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 the “Kim Young-ran Law”. The Kim Young-ran Law comes into force today, 28 September 2016, and … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills publishes Guide to Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency in Asia Pacific 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched the new Guide to Restructuring, Turnaround and Insolvency in Asia Pacific (Guide). The Guide provides an overview of the laws relating to corporate restructuring, turnaround and insolvency (RTI) in 14 major jurisdictions across the Asia Pacific region. It is aimed at providing an understanding of the legal framework in each … Read more