This expanded volume is published at a time when the world grows ever smaller and commercial relationships are the common currency that links countries and cultures across the globe. This reality has only come into sharper focus in a year when the global COVID-19 pandemic not only has ravaged public health and private lives but also has profoundly unsettled a vast array of commercial relationships, with as yet uncertain ultimate consequences.
This year’s edition of The Banking Litigation Law Review demonstrates that litigation involving banks shows little sign of slowing and continues to evolve. Disputes that have arisen in the past year cover a broad spectrum, from claims by consumers against banks to claims by banks for the recovery of loans and the enforcement of guarantees. One of the major challenges of 2020 has, of course, been covid-19, and this year has demonstrated the resilience and flexibility of court systems around the world.
This new volume on M&A litigation for the Law Reviews series is intended to be as much a resource for litigators handling M&A disputes as it is for the deal lawyers, general counsel and dealmakers aiming to assess and manage the potential litigation risks in connection with a transaction. The multi-jurisdictional approach taken here, as in other volumes in the Law Reviews series, reflects the profoundly global nature of business and corporate transactions.
The Patent Litigation Law Review does not only summarise patent litigation procedures. The respective contributors to it, as leading practitioners in each of their jurisdictions, also focus on recent developments in substantive patent law as demonstrated by the most important recent court decisions in their respective jurisdictions, meaning that this Review also provides insight into the current controversies that affect patent law generally.
This book is intended as a practical, business-focused legal guide for all relevant stakeholder groups in the area of sports, including sports business entities, sports federations, sports clubs and athletes. Its goal is to provide an analysis of recent developments and their effects on the sports law sector in 20 jurisdictions, and to serve as a guidebook for practitioners as to how a selected range of legal topics is dealt with under various national laws.
In the inaugural edition of this publication, we addressed various rules that set boundaries on what is permissible damages evidence. The focus in that publication was to survey the codified rules and common law principles underpinning the analysis and presentation of damages. Like the second edition, in this third edition we expand on that analysis with recent changes to the rules, and the authors also summarise noteworthy cases from the various jurisdictions.
International arbitration is a fast-moving express train. The international arbitration community has created other publications that follow these developments regularly. Scholarly arbitration literature follows behind, at a more leisurely pace. There is a niche to be filled by an analytical review of what has occurred in each of the important arbitration jurisdictions during the past year. This volume, to which leading arbitration practitioners around the world have made valuable contributions, seeks to fill that space.
This third edition is the product of the skill and knowledge of leading practitioners in 15 jurisdictions, setting out the key elements of professional conduct and obligations. Each chapter deals with the fundamental principles of professional negligence law, including obligations, fora, dispute resolution mechanisms, remedies and time bars. The chapter authors then review factors specific to the main professions and conclude with an outline of the developments of the past year and issues to look out for in the year ahead.
The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review fulfils an essential function. Updated every year, it provides a current perspective on a quickly evolving topic. Organised by topic rather than by jurisdiction, it allows readers to access rapidly not only the most recent developments on a given subject, but also the debate that led to and the context behind those developments. This fifth edition adds new topics to the Review, increasing its scope and utility to practitioners.
The Securities Litigation Review is a guided introduction to the international varieties of enforcing rights related to the issuance and exchange of publicly traded securities. This review focuses on litigation – how rights are created and vindicated against the backdrop of courtroom proceedings. Accordingly, this volume amounts to a cross-cultural review of the disputing process. While the subject matter is limited to securities litigation, which may well be the world’s most economically significant form of litigation, any survey of litigation is in great part a survey of procedure as much as substance.
This edition covers 15 countries and territories and includes a high-level overview of each jurisdiction’s product liability framework, recent changes and developments, and a look forward at expected trends. Each chapter contains a brief introduction to the country’s product liability framework, followed by four main sections: regulatory oversight, causes of action, litigation, and the year in review.
Private antitrust litigation is largely a work in progress in many parts of the world. Change occurs slowly in some jurisdictions, but clearly the direction is favourable to the recognition that private antitrust enforcement has a role to play. Many of the issues raised in this book remain unresolved by the courts in many countries. The one constant across almost all jurisdictions is the upward trend in cartel enforcement activity, which is likely to be a continuous source for private litigation in the future.
A time-travelling employment lawyer from 10 years ago (if such an individual existed) would be astonished at the pace of change. In these circumstances, a book such as The Labour and Employment Disputes Review offers an opportunity not only to look at the bigger themes, but also to measure some of the changes taking place, year on year, as the world of work continues to evolve.
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 eighth edition, we have continued to add to the key jurisdictions where disputes are likely to occur for multinational businesses. Each chapter provides an overview of the procedural rules that govern tax appeals and highlights the pitfalls of which taxpayers need to be most aware.
The Dispute Resolution Review provides an indispensable overview of the civil court systems of 32 jurisdictions. It offers a guide to those who are faced with disputes that frequently cross international boundaries. As is often the way in law, difficult and complex problems can be solved in a number of ways, and this edition demonstrates that there are many different ways to organise and operate a legal system successfully, as well as overcoming challenges that life and politics throws up along the way.
We are delighted to present the second edition of The Insurance Disputes Law Review. The first edition was very well received and demonstrated both the need and the very active interest, evident across the globe, in the legal frameworks for insurance and, in particular, in the insight that the developing disputes arena provides into this fascinating area. To be as user-friendly as possible, each chapter follows the same format – first providing an overview of the key framework for dealing with disputes, and then giving an update of recent developments in disputes.