Jurisdiction clauses: clear and precise incorporation is needed | Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP

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In a contractual dispute (or indeed any dispute), involving at least one party domiciled in an EU member state, the choice of jurisdiction will be governed by Brussels II (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001). This regulation sets out when the courts of a member state should have jurisdiction. It also allows the parties to opt …

Practical tips for compliance with anti-corruption legislation | Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

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Any company conducting business abroad is exposed to the potential application of anti-corruption legislation. In fact, in a recent survey of business executives, 63% of respondents indicated they had encountered some form of actual or attempted corruption. Increasingly, authorities have devoted significant resources to the enforcement of anti-corruption measures. This enhanced enforcement trend is reflected …

Scottish arbitration | Brodies

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The Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 (the 2010 Act) was passed by the Scottish parliament on 18 November 2009 and will come into effect later this year (the latest estimates are for June 2010). What changes does it introduce and what impact will it have on dispute resolution in Scotland?

Legislative advice for establishing LLCs and JVs | Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla

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Foreign corporate ownership in the UAE presents an interesting opportunity for entities, whether they are corporate bodies or individuals, seeking to establish a foothold in the Middle East. There are a myriad of corporate vehicles available, with a structure to suit the majority of potential commercial goals. This article aims to provide a brief overview …

Changes to corporate law in 2010 | Boekel

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Dutch corporate law needs to be modernised to make it more appealing at an international level. The Dutch Lower House adopted five legislative proposals in December 2009 that are meant to contribute to this modernisation. These proposals will be discussed in this article.

Four key developments in regulation shake-up | Burges Salmon

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The past month has seen the publication of some dramatic proposals and legislation that will significantly affect environmental and energy-based businesses. This article is devoted to four of these key developments. The first one of these is the new civil sanctions regime. It will increase the options available to regulators and will provide alternative sanctions …

Reputational law: Star Wars stormtrooper battle is a warning on copyright protection | Schillings

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It is well recognised that the Internet has made the world a smaller place. Not just by the easier methods of communication and the exchange of information, but also to commerce and the availability of new, larger markets to buy and sell to. These changes have provided opportunities for small businesses to reach a potential …