Class actions and major group litigation can be a seismic event not only for large commercial entities but for whole industries. Their reach and impact mean they are one of the few types of claim that have become truly global in both importance and scope. This book covers the most important developments in class actions in 20 jurisdictions around the world.
The past year has confirmed the usefulness of The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review’s contribution to its field. The biggest challenge for practitioners and clients over the past year has been to keep up with the flow of new developments and jurisprudence in the field. There was a significant increase in the number of investment treaty arbitrations registered in the first years of this decade. These cases have come or are now coming to their conclusions.
In today’s global economy, product manufacturers and distributors face a dizzying array of overlapping and sometimes contradictory laws and regulations around the world. A basic familiarity with international product liability is essential to doing business in this environment. An understanding of the international framework will provide thoughtful manufacturers and distributors with a strategic advantage in this increasingly competitive area.
The objective of this book is to provide tax professionals involved in disputes with revenue authorities in multiple jurisdictions with an outline of the principal issues arising in those jurisdictions. In this, the sixth edition, we have continued to add to the key jurisdictions where disputes are likely to occur for multinational businesses.
Over the last 15 years, that position has changed as business has become increasingly international, with operations spanning many countries, and often with supply chains spanning yet more countries. As this process developed, employers structured themselves internationally, so that legal and HR teams, among others, are set up to be able to deal with a globally mobile workforce.
Private competition litigation can be an important complement to public enforcement in the achievement of compliance with the competition laws. For example, antitrust litigation has been a key component of the antitrust regime for decades in the United States.
The Sports Law Review recognises that sports law is not a single legal topic, but rather a field of law that is related to a wide variety of legal areas, such as contract, corporate, intellectual property, civil procedure, arbitration and criminal law.
Although patent litigators should always be mindful that patent litigation has, with some justification, been
called the ‘pathology of the patent system’, not so much as a criticism, but more in recognition of how remarkably little patent litigation there is in fact when seen in relation to the number of patents in force at any one time, patent litigation is also the anvil on which patent law is forged.
In this first edition of the Banking Litigation Law Review, it is striking how similar the issues are that face banks and those who advise them across various legal systems. All countries experienced the effects of the global financial crisis from 2008 onwards and these implications have been far-reaching in many ways. They have given rise to much litigation and consequently led to developments in the law.
The arbitration world often debates whether relevant distinctions should be drawn between general international commercial arbitration and international investment
arbitration, the procedures and subjects of which are similar but not identical. This volume seeks to provide current information on both of these precincts of international arbitration, treating important investor–state dispute developments in each jurisdiction as a separate but closely related topic.