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‘Boilerplate’ refers to the legal clauses of general application typically found at the very front and very end of complex agreements.
US & The Americas: Mexico’s energy reform provides significant opportunities in oil and gas exploration and production
Mexico’s new energy legislation, which went into effect on 12 August 2014, will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity.
In order to consider why this issue made a difference in Avonwick, it might be well to revisit the accepted meaning under English law of the term ‘without prejudice’.
US & The Americas: guidance for companies developing and implementing antitrust compliance programmes
Recent policy statements by the DoJ highlight the factors companies should consider when developing and implementing antitrust compliance programmes.
Parties with no operations or other relationship to England or the UK frequently specify English law as controlling, with a clause providing for arbitration of disputes in London.
Energy reform legislation in Mexico gives the private sector unprecedented opportunities in the Mexican electrical power industry
Mexico’s president recently signed into law a historic package of legislation to restructure the nation’s electrical power sector. This article discusses the legislation.
Doing Business in the United States is an introductory guide for non-US businesses that may be interested in doing business in the US.
The next Children’s Television Programming Report must be filed with the FCC and placed in stations’ public inspection files by 10 October 2014.
We recommend that the China affiliates of multinational companies become familiar with the Disclosure System to comply with the disclosure obligations.
Companies can expect an increase in creative and complex qui tam cases, with the DoJ lending its substantial resources to the growing plaintiffs’ bar.
The English High Court has analysed the arguments for and against non-English forum selection and choice-of-law terms in commercial contracts involving English parties.
The European data protection authorities will be conducting a ‘cookie sweep’. Businesses should be checking their websites and cookie notices now to ensure they are compliant and fix any issues.
On 13 August 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued new guidance on ownership/control for determining blocked parties.
The Supreme Court has held that plaintiff stockholders, who make a showing of good cause, can inspect documents concerning a corporation’s internal investigation.
Letter from Europe: cheeky monkey — Wikipedia claims copyright comes down to the press of a button download
Paul Harris shares his thoughts and observations on the commercial world, and intellectual property in particular. Here he focuses on the recent ‘monkey selfie’.
Whoever said ‘a verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on’ did not have this quite right and recent case law confirms they actually had it quite wrong.
This briefing outlines the general procedure for repatriating funds from a subsidiary in China.
A risk management framework should look at dependence on key suppliers or joint venture partners.
It is too early to administer last rites to the ‘restitution/disgorgement defence’, but a compelling opinionsuggests that its expanding use has been severely curtailed.
Words matter when it comes to cyber security, says Pillsbury’s Brian E Finch.