Published on an ad hoc basis, these guides are designed to answer questions and clarify issues affecting clients' businesses.
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Client guide: funding disputes in England and Wales 22/06/2017 Read more 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. Funding will enable you to bring or defend claims by:
Client guide: privilege 16/08/2016 Read more 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 Read more 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.
Client guide: whether to choose arbitration or litigation? 11/08/2016 Read more 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.
Client guide: enforcement 11/08/2016 Read more 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?
Cyber Pack 29/07/2016 Read more 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.
A Guide to Investing in a Mining Project 01/10/2012 Read more An overview of four of Asia Pacific's key mining areas: Indonesia, Mongolia, Vietnam, and Western Australia
Eastern Europe & Russia
USA & Canada
A Guide to the Coastal Trading Reforms in Australia 01/09/2012 Read more 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.
International Trade Regulation
Employment, Immigration and Personal Injury
A Guide to EU Commission Fines 01/09/2012 Read more 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 Regulatory
Insurance & Reinsurance
Travel, Cruise & Leisure
A Guide to Raising Finance 01/05/2012 Read more Key UK based equity fund raising options for non-UK based resource companies