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English Court Confirms Pre-Action Disclosure Is Available Against Parties Outside Its Jurisdiction

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A weapon of value to litigants in England is the ability to seek disclosure of documents from a likely party to litigation before proceedings start. Obtaining such pre-action disclosure can yield crucial information at the...more

SEC Issues $4.1 Million Award to Overseas Whistleblower

On December 5, 2017, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $4.1 million to an overseas former company insider. The SEC declined to disclose the identity of the whistleblower or the company at issue...more

Approval for Super Priority Rescue Financing - What does an applicant need to show a Singapore court? - A case study of Re:...

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For the first time, the Singapore High Court has ruled on whether to grant ‘super priority’ for debts arising from rescue financing under the amended insolvency laws via the Companies (Amendment) Act 2017 (the Act). ‘Super...more

Amendments to Australian Antitrust Regime Take Effect

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The Situation: Australia has adopted a package of changes to its antitrust laws that are designed to give more power to its antitrust enforcement agency, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, and to increase...more

The World In U.S. Courts - Fall 2017

FSIA Does Not Exempt US Bank from Subpoena for Production of Records of Accounts Maintained by Central Bank of Nigeria - The World in U.S. Courts: Fall 2017 - Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act (FSIA)/Political Question Doctrine....more

Court of Appeals Ruling Eases the Way for Shareholders to Bring Derivative Suits Against Cayman Islands Companies in the New York...

On Nov. 20, 2017, the New York Court of Appeals held that in a derivative action brought in a New York court against a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands, the plaintiff need not comply with Rule 12A of the Cayman...more

When Is It Too Late to Amend an ITC Complaint?

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In a recent order, Administrative Law Judge McNamara denied Complainants Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and ATI Technologies ULC’s motion for leave to file an amended complaint to assert U.S. Patent Nos. 8,760,454 and 9,582,846...more

Business Litigation Report - November 2017

The Un-Crisis Crisis Law and Strategy Group - No Two Situations Are Alike—That’s the Challenge “How fast can you get to…” “Let’s see. I just got back from London. We’ll be there tomorrow.” As our founder John Quinn...more

Ugh (or Ugg?), Another Trademark Dispute

UGG brand boots are a popular fixture on many holiday wish lists, but did you know that the UGG trademark has been the center of a dispute for the past decade? The comfortable sheepskin boots had a long history prior to their...more

Employers Must Conduct Individualised Risk Assessments for Breastfeeding Mothers

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In Otero Ramos v Servicio Galego de Saude (C-531/15), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered the obligation of employers towards breastfeeding mothers. Ms Otero Ramos was a breastfeeding mother employed as an...more

DC Circuit Upholds Validity of Crossing Agreement Between Michigan State Officials and the Government of Canada

On November 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, in Detroit International Bridge Company v. Government of Canada, et al., affirmed the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that...more

Second Circuit Construes Civil RICO's "Domestic Injury" Requirement

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The Background: A Chilean plaintiff filed a civil RICO action against a Chilean defendant based on the latter's pattern of misappropriation of the former's assets. The Issue: The defendant sought to dismiss the action...more

Controversy surrounds UAE Resolution relating to arbitrations

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New law fuels concern in the legal community - The UAE has spent years investing in international arbitration and has become a well-known hub for large scale disputes. The country has developed well-respected and renowned...more

European Court of Justice Deals Blow to Commitment Decisions

On November 23, 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union (Court of Justice) dealt a blow to the European Commission’s (Commission) power to close antitrust investigations with commitment decisions, with its ruling in...more

Preliminary Hurdle for Cayman Derivative Claims Does Not Bar Suit in New York

A shareholder bringing a contested derivative claim in the Cayman Islands must seek leave from the court before proceeding. This litigation prerequisite -- imposed by Rule 12A of the Rules of the Grand Court of the Cayman...more

How to Know Which Jurisdiction’s Employment Laws Reach Border-Crossing Staff: A Comprehensive Guide to International...

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For the vast majority of employment relationships around the world,choice-of-law analysis is a non-issue that we rarely ever think about. Obviously (for example), a Paris-resident baker working locally for a French bakery is...more

How Proposed Tax Reform Will Impact Private Equity

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Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have proposed their own versions of tax reform (the “House Proposal” and “Senate Proposal”, respectively, and together, the “Proposals”) which will drastically change the...more

Court Denies MF Global Holdings’ Bid To Appeal Bankruptcy Court Order Compelling Arbitration

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On October 30, 2017 the Southern District of New York rejected MF Global Holdings’ (“MF Global”) latest attempt to avoid a bankruptcy court order compelling it to submit to arbitration in Bermuda in its coverage dispute with...more

Swiss Court affirms parties’ right to waive set-aside of arbitration award

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In a 17 October 2017 decision with significant implications for arbitration agreements between international parties, the Swiss Supreme Court held that the parties had validly waived their right to challenge an international...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - November 2017 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: a look ahead at the upcoming UN Forum on Business and Human Rights;...more

Developments in Global Securities Litigation

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As securities markets become increasingly interconnected, multi- national public corporations continue to be a part of a significant sea change in the globalization of securities fraud litigation—a change that began with the...more

Cross-Border Bankruptcy Update: COMI Migration and Illegitimate COMI Manipulation Distinguished

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With the significant increase in cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency filings in the 43 nations or territories that have adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (the "Model Law"), including the U.S., the...more

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense - November 2017

Insider Trading: Once More Into the Breach - Why it matters: On Aug. 23, 2017, the Second Circuit decided U.S. v. Martoma, in which the court affirmed a tippee’s conviction in an insider trading case based on the Supreme...more

US Court Shields Google from Canadian Court Order in Search Delisting Dispute

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In Google LLC v. Equustek Solutions Inc.,1 a United States district court enjoined the enforcement of an order by the Supreme Court of Canada that directed Google to remove content from Google search results. The Canadian...more

Life after Brexit - how the UK and China can both benefit from the new global regime on jurisdiction agreements and judgments

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On 12 September 2017 China signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005 ('Hague'). This ensures not only that a country's exclusive jurisdiction agreements are respected in all other contracting states, but...more

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