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Equal Opportunities In Hong Kong - One Tribunal Too Many?
In our October 2010 e-bulletin we reported on recommendations by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) for an Equal Opportunities Tribunal (EOT) in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong
3 Oct 2011
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Advance Payment Guarantees Survive Novation Of Shipbuilding
The Court of Appeal rejects a guarantor's attempts to deny its liability under Advance Payment Guarantees following the novation of shipbuilding contracts under Korean law.
UK
26 Sep 2011
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Missed Sea Trial Dates Lead To Rescission Of Contracts
A ship buyer succeeded in its claim to rescind two shipbuilding contracts following the shipbuilder's failure to comply with the agreed sea trial dates.
UK
26 Sep 2011
4
Court Rules On The Meaning Of A 100 Per Cent Notation In An Energy Reinsurance Policy
Two different views on the meaning of the term "100 per cent" in an energy facultative reinsurance policy were examined by the Commercial Court.
UK
15 Sep 2011
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Set-Off Right Applied In Separate Financial Transactions
This case addressed, amongst other things, the question of whether a right of set-off in respect of sums owed under an ISDA agreement could be exercised against sums due under an unrelated letter of credit.
UK
15 Sep 2011
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NOR Valid Despite Inclement Weather
The dispute concerned the interpretation of the laytime and demurrage terms under a CIF contract. Suek AG v Glencore International AG (2011).
UK
15 Sep 2011
7
No Proper Paperwork, No Binding Contract
The Commercial Court reverses six arbitration awards and holds that no binding contracts were formed between the parties in the absence of contracts prepared and signed in accordance with terms agreed during negotiations.
UK
15 Sep 2011
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Calculations Upon Termination Of ISDA Master Agreement
Forward Freight Agreements which still had contract months to run at the time of Automatic Early Termination under an ISDA Master Agreement were to be included in calculating the Early Termination. Payment
UK
15 Sep 2011
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Reminder – New Arbitration Ordinance In Force In Hong Kong
As with the construction of Hong Kong's international airport in the 1990s, the round of new construction projects launched by the Hong Kong Government in the last few years seem destined to result in more grievances and, therefore, delays with some of these projects.
Hong Kong
10 Aug 2011
10
Litigation Trends - July 2011
Statistics for judicial and court activity in England and Wales have been published by the Ministry of Justice for the year 2010. The report, which was published on 8 July 2011, nearly three months earlier than previous years' reports, indicates a fall in the number of claims being brought across the board.
UK
3 Aug 2011
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Commercial Dispute Resolution Briefing, July 2011
In stark contrast to the decision by the UK Supreme Court last year not to enforce a French arbitration award granted against the Government of Pakistan, the French Court of Appeal recently ruled in favour of enforcing it.
UK
28 Jul 2011
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Prosecuting Insider Dealing - A Third Way?
In the recent case of Securities and Futures Commission v Tiger Asia Management LLC & Ors [2011] HKEC 824 (the Tiger Asia case).
UK
21 Jul 2011
13
The Bribery Act 2010 - HR Fact Sheet
A new offence of "failing to prevent bribery" comes into force on 1 July 2011 and it will have an impact on employment practices.
UK
11 Jul 2011
14
UK Bribery Act 2010: An Opportunity For D&O Insurers
The long-awaited and much-discussed UK Bribery Act 2010 will come into effect starting July 2011. Patric McGonigal takes a look at the Act, its impact on insurers and the opportunities therein.
UK
3 Jul 2011
15
Assessing Investment Suitability
On 21 March 2011, the FSA published its finalised guidance on assessing suitability of investments (FG11/5).
UK
27 Jun 2011
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Corporate Manslaughter – Court Of Appeal Upholds First Conviction Under The Corporate Homicide Act 2007
Under section 1 of the Corporate Homicide Act 2007, which came into force in April 2008, an organisation is guilty of corporate manslaughter if the way in which it manages or organises its activities causes a person's death and amounts to a gross breach of a relevant duty of care owed by the organisation to the deceased.
UK
27 Jun 2011
17
Scullion – The Trend Is Nigh
Claims by lenders against valuers have now become commonplace, particularly in the buy-to-let arena, following the well publicised property crash.
UK
27 Jun 2011
18
Corporate Briefing - June 2011
The law and regulation affecting businesses in the UK continue rapidly to develop and present companies with opportunities and challenges.
UK
26 Jun 2011
19
New Tax Incentives For Investors
In the 2011 Budget (delivered on 23 March) the Government announced a number of important tax measures designed to encourage UK resident individuals to become "entrepreneurs" and invest in higher-risk unquoted trading companies and companies operating in the life science and bio-tech sector.
UK
26 Jun 2011
20
When Is A Company Insolvent?
A new judgment of the Court of Appeal has made more complex and subjective the determination of whether a company is insolvent by reason of the so-called balance sheet test in section 123(2) Insolvency Act 1986.
UK
26 Jun 2011
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