The Covid-19 epidemic and associated quarantine measures have caused unprecedented damage to the global economy and many industries have been forced to close. To mention just a few examples: On 2 March, Japan’s Luminous Cruising Co. filed for bankruptcy. Whiting Petroleum followed suit on 1 April. On 11 April, Burger King New Zealand was placed […]Read More
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30 November 2019 On this date, Greece’s Law 4640/2019 was passed. This was almost a decade after the first appearance of the Institution of Mediation in Greece and two years after the country’s previous failed effort bring mediation laws in line with EU standards. In the intervening decade significant socio-economic changes had recast Greece through […]Read More
Admittedly, even before the Covid-19 outbreak, the constraint of geographical distance could discourage mediation as a means of dispute resolution. This is unfortunate, since prolonged conflicts can hamstring organisations, causing anxiety, absenteeism and declining performance and productivity. Mediation, of course, invites feuding parties to discuss their issues in a constructive manner, assisted by a third […]Read More
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the world of dispute resolution, whether litigation, mediation or arbitration. Since the global shutdown, international arbitration hearings have had to be conducted online rather than in person. Whether you call it ‘virtual’, ‘remote’ or ‘online’, it comes to the same thing: all parties involved attend through […]Read More
International trade is reeling from the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic. While it is hard to foresee the exact date when the world will (if ever) regain its pre-Covid condition, many business people are coping with the present restraints of our new normal. Wise entrepreneurs are aware of the importance of active listening while doing […]Read More
The www.sclalawreview.org has interviewed two experts in the field of securitisation. Alexander Lindemann and Martin Schweikhart from Lindemann Law in Zurich have structured numerous securitisations over the course of their careers and gave us answers to some of the most common questions on this topic. Securitisation is a strong trend in asset management that cannot […]Read More
Ever since the PRC Cybersecurity Law (CSL) came into effect on 1 June 2017, China has accelerated its data protection and cybersecurity legislation. Enforcement has gradually been normalised. Meanwhile, the landmark Civil Code – effective as of next year – further strengthens privacy protections from a civil rights perspective. Overall, China is becoming one of […]Read More
Although blockchain has existed for over a decade, many companies are only just beginning to understand this technology’s potential scope of application and added value. Apart from powering virtual currencies, blockchain facilitates a decentralised storing of data which can help to increase efficiency and transparency in many sectors. As with any innovative technology, it has […]Read More
There’s an old saying: smooth seas never made a good sailor. The past months have undoubtedly brought one of the biggest global challenges our generation ever faced. In the corporate context, going from an environment that was almost one hundrer percent face-to-face to one hundrer percent virtual threw employees and senior management in deep waters. […]Read More
Preconceptions can be found in government legislation. They are the most difficult for lawyers to challenge and get changed, because they are often backed by political decisions and priorities that conflict with what might seem right from the perspective of an objective third party. Let me discuss just one example of preconceptions affecting the free […]Read More
- How feasible are WTO Joint Statement Initiatives?
- What Culture are We Talking about Anyway?: A three-stage analysis for a smooth negotiation
- Protecting Trade Secrets is a Human Resource Issue
- Arb-Med-Arb: Save time and money in international commercial and intellectual property arbitration
- It’s Never Too Late to Start Being Reasonable: How to stop litigating and learn how to love mediation