The 2012 guide to Litigation & Dispute resolution

  • Hong Kong: Absolute sovereign immunity applies in Hong Kong

    Gareth Thomas of Herbert Smith describes some ­significant recent developments affecting dispute ­resolution in Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Q&A: Sending a message

    Dealing with financial market transgressors is a tough job, but Mark Steward, head of enforcement at Hong Kong’s SFC, has proven himself more than capable of the task

  • India: A conciliatory approach

    Vandana Shroff and Shaneen Parikh of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co examine the options for alternative dispute resolution in India

  • Ireland: Third-party litigation funding

    Thomas O’Dwyer of Maples and Calder explains how recent Irish court decisions should be a stark reminder to third-party litigation funders not to bite off more than they can chew

  • Luxembourg: Extended benefits

    Fabio Trevisan and Laure-Hélène Gaicio of Bonn Steichen & Partners in Luxembourg on arbitration clause ­enforcement within the framework of a group of contracts

  • Macau: Arbitration stress test

    João Nuno Riquito and Carlos Eduardo Coelho of Riquito Advogados examine the key elements of contract law in Macau in light of a recent international arbitral award

  • Mexico: A question of process

    Miguel Angel Hernandez-Romo Valencia of Hernández Romo outlines the procedures involved in bringing or defending commercial proceedings in Mexico

  • Nigeria: Beating the system

    Adewale Atake, Igonikon H Whyte and Victor C Okpara of Templars look at recent trends from Nigeria which could affect the enforcement of arbitral awards against state entities

  • Romania: The fork in the road

    Horia Draghici and Bogdan Vetrici-Soimu of CMS Cameron McKenna in Bucharest outline an international solution to protecting investments in Romania

  • South Korea: Structuring LBOs in Korea: proceed with caution

    Jin Yeong Chung and Sungjean Seo of Kim & Chang on the risk of criminal penalties when structuring leveraged buyouts in South Korea

  • Switzerland: Lugano revisited

    Daniel Tunik of Lenz & Staehelin on the impact of the revised Lugano Convention on the cross-border ­business of Swiss financial institutions

  • Grexit concerns: how to safeguard asset value

    Patrick Heneghan and Markus Perkams of Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom in London explore the outcome of a Greek exit from the euro

  • Ukraine: Good intentions

    Oleksiy Filatov and Andriy Stelmashchuk of Vasil Kisil & Partners on continuing judicial reform in Ukraine

  • US: How to avoid trouble

    The SEC’s chief of enforcement answers lingering questions over the regulator’s settlement policy and explains why prevention is better than cure

  • US: US banks fight back over Libor accusations

    International banks are being accused of colluding on Libor at the expense of investors and funds. But the banks have plenty of their own ammunition