New class action law in Thailand

The Thai Civil Procedure Code has been amended to allow for class action suits to be brought by large groups of plaintiffs for breach of civil wrongs, including breach of tort, breach of contract and breach of labour rights. The… Read more

Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill

Overview The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill was gazetted on 28 February and will be introduced into the Legislative Council on 26 March 2014. When enacted, it will reform the 'third party rule' otherwise known as the doctrine of privity… Read more

UK Court of Appeal confirms the legality of basis clauses

In Genesis Housing Association Limited v Liberty Syndicate Management Limited and others [2013] EWCA Civ 1173 the Court of Appeal upheld the first instance decision of Mr Justice Akenhead and confirmed the legality of basis clauses. A basis clause is… Read more

Potential Eurozone Break-Up: Questions and Answers

There has been speculation of the possibility of a withdrawal by a Member State from the Euro. What are the issues for creditors that would arise if a Member State were to decide to leave the Eurozone? What are the… Read more