Araci v Fallon – are all bets off for American Cyanamid? | Macfarlanes

Legal Briefing

On Saturday 4 June 2011 the Court of Appeal granted a prohibitory injunction preventing Kieren Fallon, one of the best known flat-racing jockeys in the country, from racing in the most prestigious event of the flat-racing calendar, the Epsom Derby. This article discusses the Court of Appeal’s decision. It then goes on to consider the …

Resolution of domain name disputes in Vietnam | Rouse

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With nearly one-third of the Vietnamese population online, the role of the internet in both domestic and international commerce has grown substantially in recent years. According to The Economist, one-quarter of Vietnamese enterprises has used the internet to receive and place orders, with 12% using internet marketplaces to trade goods.1 While trade names serve to …

Reinforcing the doctrine of severability | Amarchand Mangaldas

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In SMS Tea Estates Pvt Ltd v M/s Chandmari Tea Co Pvt Ltd [2011], the Supreme Court addressed the following questions posed for its consideration: Whether an arbitration agreement contained in an unregistered (but compulsorily registrable under the Indian Registration Act 1908) instrument was valid and enforceable? Whether an arbitration agreement in an unregistered instrument …

Libyan sanctions – an overview | Macfarlanes

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Businesses and natural persons that trade with Libyan ‘designated persons’ in contravention of the recent targeted economic sanctions, could face prosecution and severe fines. This article focuses on how targeted sanctions have been imposed against Libya by the United Kingdom, United States, European Union and the United Nations, how they operate and what businesses, particularly …

Waste: moves towards a global resource | Burges Salmon

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Legislative drivers and market demands have transformed waste management from a disposal at the lowest price operation to a sophisticated global resource (materials/energy) trading organisation. The transition from disposal to resource recovery and reuse is not without its difficulties, but while the market continues to develop, legislation will continue to drive and encourage the transition …

The FCPA and corruption in government procurement in the CEE | Wolf Theiss

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The European public procurement market is enormous. Governments in the European Union (EU) and in non-EU member states in Europe will invest approximately €4trn in government contracts in 2011. This is also an intriguing market environment for investors outside of Europe, which, as of recently, include those from the United States particularly. Despite these opportunities, …