HONG KONG: UNLAWFUL DISMISSAL REINSTATEMENT RIGHTS FROM OCTOBER

Amendments to the Employment Ordinance (“EO“) which strengthen the Labour Tribunal’s (“LT“) powers to make an order for reinstatement or re-engagement where an employee has been unreasonably and unlawfully dismissed have been passed and are to take effect from 19 October 2018. This represents a move away from the current position where both the employer … Read more

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 behalf of non-Indian companies and who need to have a practical understanding of the nuances … Read more

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 of complying with the Legal Ombudsman's directions in relation to estate administration and illustrates how … Read more

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 Remark, the research division of the FT, the report canvasses the opinions of 700 senior … Read more