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The new International Arbitration Bill

by Hogan Lovells on

At the recent Mandela Institute Seminar on International Arbitration, the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, the Honourable JH Jeffery, MP addressed the attendees on the benefits and challenges of...more

Updates to Hong Kong Arbitration Ordinance: third party funding and IP rights

by Hogan Lovells on

Yesterday, on 14 June 2017, two sets of amendments to Hong Kong’s arbitration law were passed to clarify that: - third party funding of arbitration, mediation and related proceedings is permitted under Hong Kong law,...more

Dispute resolution relief imminent for the African continent

by Hogan Lovells on

On 21 April 2017, the International Arbitration Bill (the Bill) was tabled in the South African Parliament for discussion. The Bill is intended to incorporate the Model Law of the United Nations Commission on International...more

Past is Prologue: The Future of US and UK Arbitration

Much has been said and written about the UK public’s decision in June 2016 to leave the European Union and the November 2016 election of President Donald Trump. It seems obvious that these momentous events will have profound...more

USTR Releases President Trump’s National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017

by White & Case LLP on

On March 1, 2017, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the President's National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017, providing the Trump administration's first formal, written statement of its trade policy...more

Ontario's new International Commercial Arbitration Act, 2017

by Dentons on

On March 22, 2017, key aspects of Ontario’s arbitration legislation were significantly revised when Bill 27, Burden Reduction Act, 2017 received Royal Assent from the Lieutenant Governor. According to its own introductory...more

The Draft International Arbitration Bill will be tabled in parliament soon

by Hogan Lovells on

The Justice and Constitutional Development Department published the draft bill's explanatory summary in Government Gazette 40687. The proposed legislation seeks to...more

Alert: Antitrust 2017: Trends and Developments to Watch

by Cooley LLP on

1. Transition to a Trump Administration is top of the agenda - President-elect Donald Trump's DOJ and FTC transition team appointments and public short list of candidates to run the agencies indicate that antitrust...more

Energy Update - April 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

We are pleased to release the latest issue of our client newsletter, Energy Update, designed to inform clients and friends of the firm about important developments affecting US and international energy markets. Please...more

Implications of the UK’s Brexit Referendum

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

As autumn approaches and preparation for the next round of Brexit discussions begins, this note summarises the current position and analysis following the UK’s vote to leave the EU on the 23rd June (the “Referendum”). Whilst...more

Brexit: Impact on English dispute resolution

by DLA Piper on

English lawyers have grown accustomed to working within a harmonised EU legal system that includes cross-border overarching frameworks dealing with issues of jurisdiction and enforcement. Whilst EU law will continue to apply...more

Potential Legal Implications Arising from "Brexit"

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted by way of an advisory referendum to leave the European Union. While the result will not take immediate legal effect, incoming Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated that...more

Brexit: should we stay or should we go? The issues for construction businesses

by Dentons on

The rapidly approaching referendum on 23 June 2016 to decide whether to stay in or leave the European Union (EU) is an issue for all businesses. Uncertainty is one of the key concerns for the construction industry which...more

Potential Impact of ‘Brexit’ on Arbitration

by Morgan Lewis on

As we stand only weeks away from the United Kingdom’s referendum on a potential cleaving from the European Union, economists and politicians are busy analyzing the potential effects of either decision; there are also...more

WTO COOL Decision puts Congress on the Clock

by Dickinson Wright on

The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued an arbitration decision in the longstanding Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL) dispute between Canada, Mexico, and the United States on December 7. The arbitrator determined that...more

Haiti’s Overdue Elections: ‘Unfavourable Conditions’ for Foreign Investment

by Allen & Overy LLP on

It is a truism that political risk to foreign investment increases in the vicinity of changes of power in host states, including where change comes about democratically. In one of many investment treaty arbitrations arising...more

Minnesota Supreme Court Finds AAA Rules Give Arbitrator Power To Issue Sanctions Over $600 Million

The Minnesota Supreme Court today unanimously confirmed an arbitration award of over $600 million in punitive sanctions. Seagate Technology, LLC v. Western Digital Corp., (Minn. Oct. 8, 2014). Although the appellant argued...more

Latin American Truth Commissions: Confronting the Past - A comparative assessement of truth and reconciliation commissions in...

by White & Case LLP on

We live in a multipolar world, where development and investment alike require reliable mechanisms for conflict resolution—to confront past problems and neutrally resolve future disputes. Latin America is a vibrant...more

Reducing the burden on business – changes to employment law in the UK? By Matthew Howse and Emma Damiral

by Morgan Lewis on

Introduction - The UK labour market is one of the least regulated labour markets among developed countries, with only the US and Canada having lighter overall regulation. Nevertheless, the UK government is concerned to do...more

Jams Dispute Resolution -- Spring 2012

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In This Issue: IN DEPTH -- Growing Trend of Third-Party Litigation Funding Creates Mixed Opinions; ADR CONVERSATIONS -- JAMS Panelists Receive Prestigious ADR Award; ADR NEWS & CASE UPDATES; DOMESTIC FOCUS -- Good Faith...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - January 2012

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: 01 WTO Approves Terms Of Accession For Russia 02 Second Annual Conference On The Renaissance Of American Manufacturing-- Jobs, Trade And The Presidential Election, March 27, 2012 02 Federal...more

RECOGNITION OF PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD: A CLARIFICATION OF THE INTERESTS OF THE CONCERNED PARTIES

by Aitza Haddad on

This paper reviews the history of the claims to statehood and sovereignty of the Palestinian people, from the period of the League of Nations mandate to the current move to secure UN approval of a Palestinian State. The...more

Lloyd Msipa's pubic profile

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Lloyd Msipa is a Zimbabwean Lawyer and aspiring Zimbabwean Politician. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. His father was a ZAPU politician in Zimbabwe who died weeks before the merge between ZAPU PF and ZANU PF in December...more

The Paradox of Nuclear War Avoidance under Social Contract and Game Theories

by Charla Lenz on

In the wake of globalization, talks of a Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty give the world hope that a new era of stabilization is dawning. The citizens of the world are becoming increasingly interested in building a stable...more

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