China | IP Law | Intellectual Property Law
Post on 30 Jan 2017
The first report into the work of the Beijing Intellectual Property ('IP') Court ('the Court') has confirmed high demand and increased success, particularly amongst international users.  This will be noted with interest by many global brands, particularly those who have previously litigated in...
Intellectual Property
Commercial
Disputes
Litigation
News
International
Chinese investment into the UK
Post on 12 Aug 2016
On Friday 5 August 2016 Michelmores welcomed a group of 50 Chinese business managers and directors to its London office, for a series of talks and workshops focusing on the theme of Chinese investment into the UK.  The visit, supported by the government's UK Trade and Investment department (UKTI),...
Michelmores
International
Financial Services | Finance and Investment | Brexit
Post on 21 Apr 2016
The Prime Minister has negotiated with his 'heart and soul' to stay but London's Mayor campaigns daily in favour of leaving. The director general of the British Chambers of Commerce resigned after being suspended for revealing his support for Brexit at the BCC annual conference.  Whereas the Bank...
International
Corporate law
News
Finance and Investment
Mobile money | Developing Countries
Post on 20 Apr 2016
What is mobile money? Over the last decade how we access our financial services has changed dramatically as people seek simple and convenient ways to access and spend their money.  Mobile money covers an extensive range of applications but generally relates to use of electronic money transactions...
International
News
Finance and Investment
Post on 5 Feb 2016
On 2 February 2016, the Enterprise Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons. The Bill passed its second reading and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.  Prior to the second reading, on 27 January 2016, the House of Commons produced a briefing paper informing MPs of the key...
Insurance
International
Arbitration
News
Post on 27 Jan 2016
In 2007 Greek company Crescendo Maritime Company (Crescendo) engaged a Chinese shipbuilder to construct a vessel. The contract was governed by English law with disputes to be resolved by arbitration in London. The contract provided for payment to be made in instalments. In the event of cancellation...
Litigation
News
International
Arbitration
Modern Slavery Act
Post on 21 Jan 2016
What is the Modern Slavery Act?  The Act addresses the problem of slavery and human trafficking in the modern era, requiring greater transparency from businesses about what they are doing to tackle modern slavery, particularly in their supply chains: through purchasing decisions for materials,...
Corporate law
Employment Law
International
Commercial
Retail Law
Post on 28 Sep 2015
Background The UK residential property market has been particularly attractive to foreign (non-UK resident) investors for many years as they have been able to benefit from not having to pay capital gains tax ('CGT') on gains realised on selling the property.  However, perhaps unsurprisingly, the UK...
Real Estate
International
Post on 23 Sep 2015
The new Insurance Act 2015 (the "Act") will come into force in the UK on 12 August 2016, representing the greatest change to English insurance law for over 100 years. The Act will apply to all business contracts of insurance and reinsurance/retrocession (as well as any variations made to existing...
Insurance
International
Post on 4 Sep 2015
The recent explosions in the port city of Tianjin in China, which killed more than a hundred people and left large areas of the city devastated, could generate insurance losses of up to $1.5 billion according to analysts at Credit Suisse. The blasts took place at a warehouse containing hazardous...
Insurance
International
Marine Regulation
Finance and Investment

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