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  • Mediation

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    14 June 2017

    Mediation is a common method of alternative dispute resolution (‘ADR’). It is a consensual process, with any settlement having to be agreed by both parties.

  • Employment law in the Republic of Korea – an overview

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    17 May 2017

    The Republic of Korea (often referred to as South Korea and in this in-brief as Korea) has one of Asia’s strongest performing economies and is home to some of the world’s largest brands. Despite its fast ageing population and a chronically low level of productivity, Korea continues to be popular place to invest for foreign companies.

  • Employment law in China - an overview

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    11 May 2017

    China’s strong economy, large manufacturing base and burgeoning consumer market make it an irresistible place for many Western companies to do business. This in-brief provides a snapshot of some of the key aspects of Chinese employment law. Our Hong Kong office was opened to meet a growing demand from many of our clients for coordinated employment and immigration/global mobility support across the Asia Pacific region (including China).

  • Zero hours contracts

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    01 May 2017

    Zero hours contracts allow organisations to hire individuals without guaranteeing them any work.

  • Employment law in Japan – an overview

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    27 April 2017

    Although its historically high economic growth has long since passed, Japan’s economy is still one of the largest in the world. This economic strength, combined with the fact that Japan is a relatively mature market in the Asia Pacific region with a rich and unique culture, means that Japan remains a popular place for Western companies to do business. This inbrief outlines some of the key areas of Japanese employment law relevant to businesses operating in Japan.

  • Employment law in Singapore – an overview

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    27 April 2017

    Singapore’s rapid economic development since it gained independence in 1965 is well documented. This economic success, combined with the country’s lightly regulated business environment, has long made it a natural “hub” for many multinational employers. This in-brief provides an overview of some of the key aspects of employment law in Singapore.

  • Preparing to issue proceedings

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    26 April 2017

    This note provides general guidance on the steps to consider prior to embarking on litigation. There are a number of practical considerations that should be taken into account. The civil justice system in England expects parties to take a certain number of steps before issuing proceedings. This guide runs through these matters in outline.

  • Litigation Costs

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    26 April 2017

    This guide provides a general introduction to the recovery of litigation costs from your opponent. It discusses general principles as well as problems that may arise during the course of litigation, providing practical guidance as to how to secure the best recovery.

  • Employment law in Thailand – an overview

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    14 April 2017

    Despite several years of relative political uncertainty, the business climate in Thailand continues to be positive and welcoming to foreign investment. The country’s participation in the recently established Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community can only be expected to continue this trend. This in-brief provides a snapshot of the key aspects of employment law in Thailand. Our Hong Kong office was opened to meet a growing demand from many of our clients for coordinated employment and immigration/global mobility support across the Asia Pacific region (including Thailand). This publication provides general guidance only: expert advice should be sought in relation to particular circumstances. Our Hong Kong office can source advice through its links with Thai firms.

  • Introductory guide to using data to market to customers

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    11 April 2017

    The development of new technologies has significantly enhanced the ability of organisations to collect and process information about individuals, often with wide-reaching benefits. From a marketing perspective, it is now far easier to know more about your customers. This has also highlighted the importance of safeguards being put in place, particularly given concerns about that information being used in unwarranted and intrusive ways.

  • Introductory guide to data sharing

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    11 April 2017

    Most organisations carry out some form of data sharing, whether it be data sharing between organisations within the group or with external third parties. However, if the data being shared by an organisation is “personal data”, additional steps need to be taken to ensure the sharing of such personal data is lawful.

  • Establishing a business presence in the UK

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    10 April 2017

    If you are a non-UK corporate body and you wish to establish a business presence in the UK, this brief guide covers the main issues you need to consider. Establishing an operating subsidiary, branch or other business presence in the UK is a straightforward process, and can be achieved very quickly and at minimal cost.

  • Ramadan - employment issues

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    03 April 2017

    During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, practising Muslims will fast from sunrise to sunset for a period of 30 days.

  • Workplace privacy: 11 ways to prepare for GDPR

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    31 March 2017

    Significant changes are on the horizon; The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) comes into force on 25 May 2018.

  • GDPR essentials

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    29 March 2017

    The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is probably to date one of the most lobbied legislation adopted by the EU since its creation.

  • The apprenticeship levy

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    23 March 2017

    The Government has committed to boost productivity by increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. 

  • Data & Privacy: 8 key ways to prepare for GDPR

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    22 March 2017

    Significant changes are coming to data privacy regulation. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will directly apply to all European Union member states from 25 May 2018, which at that time will still include the UK.

  • Hague Convention - Obtaining Evidence In England And Wales For Use In Another Jurisdiction

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    21 March 2017

    This guide explains how you can obtain evidence in England and Wales for use in another jurisdiction. Whilst it is not always necessary to involve the English court, some courts outside England require its involvement and some potential witnesses will not co-operate without an order of the court.

  • Insolvency - Issues for directors

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    16 March 2017

    All directors owe duties to their companies. When a company is solvent, those duties are owed to the company personified by its shareholders. But when insolvency is pending, directors must act in the company’s creditors’ best interests. That difference means that the nature of the directors’ duties undergoes a significant shift when insolvency threatens.

  • Enforcing a Russian Judgment in England

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    16 March 2017

    It is important for winning parties to be able to enforce judgments made in their favour. Before issuing proceedings claimants will often need to consider where the assets of a potential defendant are located and whether any judgment obtained can be enforced in the country where the judgment debtor has assets. If a proposed defendant to Russian proceedings holds assets in England, it will be particularly important for a claimant to examine whether an English court will enforce a Russian judgment in their favour.

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