Blogs: Global view

The growing arm of South Africa's CCMA

Does the South African Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration have jurisdiction to hear employment disputes involving South Africans that arise abroad? Potentially, writes Bowmans associate Nonkululeko Mkhwanazi.

Posted: 25 November 2016 | Global view

Salient points of labour law in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya.

Careful compliance with local labour laws is a matter of critical importance for any company looking to do business in Kenya, writes Bowmans Kenya partner Sean Omondi.

Posted: 31 October 2016 | Global view

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A landmark case for the ICC

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi was sentenced for his part in the destruction of mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu, Mali

Kristin Hausler, a research fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, comments on the ICC's recent ruling on a case involving the destruction of cultural heritage in Mali.

Posted: 04 October 2016 | Global view

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Leading academic questions effectiveness of UK-style central registry

Jason Sharman is a leading academic

The effectiveness of central registries of beneficial ownership in combatting financial crime has been questioned by a leading academic in global financial regulation.

Posted: 05 May 2016 | Global view

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From AlphaGo to AlphaLaw?

Legal futurist Chrissie Lightfoot considers how developments in AI are changing the nature of the legal industry and the role of lawyers.

Posted: 22 March 2016 | Global view

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The election spectacle

Prominent US trial lawyer Reuben Guttman shares his thoughts on the spectacle that is the US presidential election.

Posted: 26 February 2016 | Global view

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Yukos: the saga continues

The bankruptcy of oil and gas giant Yukos led to multiple proceedings against the Russian state and some enormous awards. Joe Tirado, Daniel Meagher and Shree Majithia of Winston & Strawn have the details.

Posted: 06 October 2015 | Global view

Arbitrators hedge bets against State respondents

International arbitration awards are not easy to collect in a number of juridictions

Enforcing the value of an arbitration award against a state respondent is not without its complications, says Steve Jones of Arthur J Gallagher which has devised a way to hedge potential default.

Posted: 29 September 2015 | Global view

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Online shopping without borders?

The European Commission has launched a probe into E-commerce

E-commerce is the latest sector to be targeted by the European Commission which is about to launch a probe into how companies do business across borders.

Posted: 17 July 2015 | Global view

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