When a dispute arises which must, under the terms of an arbitration agreement, be referred to arbitration, the first step will be for the parties to appoint the tribunal. Finding the right arbitrators and ensuring that the relevant contractual, statutory or institutional requirements are complied with is vital.
Until a notice of commencement has been served, the arbitration process will not have commenced. It is not possible to start arbitration without first giving a Notice of Arbitration to all of the parties to the arbitration.
Which is best? This is an age-old question. Should you put an arbitration clause in your contract? And, if so, what sort of arbitration clause? In summary, there will never be a correct answer that applies to all circumstances. There is no straightforward solution and one size most definitely does not fit all.
Making an investment into another state, known as foreign direct investment (“FDI”), generally carries a significantly different risk profile from investment in an investor’s domestic market. FDI may be exposed to greater risks arising from the political, regulatory and economic environment of the State into which investment is made.
There has been much speculation on what will happen to European IP rights in the UK following Brexit. Rights holders now have greater clarity following the publication of the draft withdrawal agreement under negotiation between the UK and the EU. Here is a brief synopsis of the main points agreed so far.
The enhancement of e-commerce is one of the important policy issues within the European Union. This guide examines the laws covering e-commerce across multiple jurisdictions including the options to resolve disputes should they arise.
If you discover that your business has fallen victim to a payment scam, it is essential you act quickly. We provide guidance on immediate practical steps to take and summarise the main options for legal action to try to recover misappropriated funds.
Payment scams are on the increase. They are big business for fraudsters and businesses of all shapes and sizes are being targeted. All businesses need to be alert to the risks and to ensure staff receive training to combat these convincing scams.