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  • Container shipping contracts - a fixed-fee contract review package
    24/10/2017
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    As many beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) start to turn their minds to preparing their tender packages for containerised sea freight services for 2018-2019, one of the key elements to consider is the inclusion of a template framework agreement, and more importantly whether it is still fit for purpose and more than just a ‘gentleman’s arrangement’1. Logistics  Shipping  Ports & Terminals 
  • Japan Pack: First Edition
    23/10/2017
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    This dedicated Japan Pack is designed to help our commercial partners successfully navigate the choppy waters caused by the UK's decision to exit the European Union. HFW will support you to avoid the pitfalls and make the most of the opportunities that Brexit presents. Commentary from HFW Partners, consultants and Japanese expert opinion will provide clarity around the legal and strategic implications for your business. Commodities  Commodities  Asia-Pacific 
  • Privilege Pack
    25/09/2017
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    A guide for in-house practitioners (first edition) Commodities 
  • Client guide: funding disputes in England and Wales
    22/06/2017
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    We recognise that financing litigation and arbitration is a major consideration for clients when deciding whether to bring an action or resist a claim, no matter the size of the organisation, or merits of the claim.
  • Client guide: privilege
    16/08/2016
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    Under English law “legal professional privilege” entitles a party to withhold evidence (electronic, written, or oral) and not disclose it to either the other side, the court, or regulatory bodies (subject to certain exceptions).
  • Client guide: enforcing arbitration awards
    11/08/2016
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    The ease of recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards, compared to court judgments in foreign courts is often seen as one of the key advantages to arbitration. Once a winning party has successfully obtained an arbitration award, if the unsuccessful party does not voluntarily comply with it, they will need to take steps to enforce it. Dispute Resolution 
  • Client guide: whether to choose arbitration or litigation?
    11/08/2016
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    Whether a sophisticated user of disputes mechanisms, or fairly new to the industry, one point to consider at an early stage of the contract negotiations, or latest before commencing proceedings is whether to litigate or arbitrate any dispute, which following the vote to leave the EU is a particularly relevant issue. This Client Guide highlights the points to consider in arriving at that decision. Dispute Resolution 
  • Client guide: enforcement
    11/08/2016
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    If you are going to spend time, money and resources pursuing or defending a court or arbitration claim, then you need to consider what you are going to get out of it in the long run. What can you do with an English court judgment or arbitration award at home or abroad? How can you trace and preserve assets to make sure you get paid? Dispute Resolution 
  • Cyber Pack
    29/07/2016
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    The Cyber Pack looks at how exposed the commodity and shipping industry is to cyber crime, the basic steps that can be taken to address risk issues and offers clients our HFW product suite of solutions and services (provided in conjunction with Protection Group International and Moore Stephens. Commodities  Shipping 
  • A guide to setting up a business in the UAE – the legal requirements
    22/06/2016
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    The following is a brief introduction to the commercial and legal mechanisms available to foreign companies for investing in and carrying on business in the UAE. Middle East  Dubai  Corporate  Finance  Projects  Commercial 
  • A guide to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) – General Admissions
    18/04/2016
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    Why list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)? Asia-Pacific  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  Financial Institutions  Finance 
  • A Guide to Investing in a Mining Project
    01/10/2012
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    An overview of four of Asia Pacific's key mining areas: Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Western Australia Mining  Corporate  Finance  Commercial  Africa  Asia-Pacific  Eastern Europe & Russia  Indian Sub-continent  Middle East  Latin America  Scandinavia  USA & Canada  Mediterranean  London  Shanghai  Melbourne  Perth  Hong Kong 
  • A Guide to what to do after a Dawn Raid by the Competition Authorities
    13/09/2012
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    The European Commission and national competition authorities have significantly increased their competition law enforcement activities in recent years. EU, Competition and Trade Regulatory  London  Paris  Rouen  Brussels  Geneva  Piraeus 
  • A Guide to the Coastal Trading Reforms in Australia
    01/09/2012
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    The roll out of the Coastal Trading legislation, which came into effect on 1 July 2012 is now largely complete. However, questions regarding the applicable legislative framework governing the employment conditions and health and safety of seafarers are continuing to arise due to uncertainty regarding which legislation applies to particular types of voyages on licensed vessels carrying domestic cargoes. Shipping  International Trade Regulation  Employment, Immigration and Personal Injury  Melbourne  Sydney  Perth  Asia-Pacific 
  • A Guide to EU Commission Fines
    01/09/2012
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    Revised guidelines (the Guidelines) on the method of setting fines imposed for competition infringements were published in 2006 by the European Commission (the Commission). The following guide provides an outline of why fines are imposed and how they are calculated. EU, Competition and Trade Regulatory  Aerospace  Construction  Energy  Insurance & Reinsurance  Logistics  Shipping  Shipping  Travel, Cruise & Leisure  London  Brussels 
  • A Guide to Raising Finance
    01/05/2012
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    Key UK based equity fund raising options for non-UK based resource companies Corporate  Finance  Commodities  Energy  Mining  London  Singapore 
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