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Pierre Kirch
The European Union Reform Treaty

The Reform Treaty, a treaty designed to reform the European Union following the failed ratification of the proposed European Constitution, is expected to be submitted to ratification procedures in the 27 Member States in 2008. This commentary, written...

Robert Ryan
Aer Lingus & Ryanair "Corporate Conundrum"

Can an obligation to convene an extraordinary meeting of shareholders be forestalled by reference to an alleged illegality under another branch of law? Robert Ryan, an expert and the author of numerous publications on corporate, banking and competition...

Paul E. Mason
Whether Arbitration Rules Should be Applied by the Issuing Arbitral Institution

Should parties provide in their arbitration clause for application of rules of an arbitral institution without corresponding oversight by that institution? This Commentary, written by international arbitrator and business lawyer Paul E. Mason, discusses...

Tags: Arbitration
Paul E. Mason
Unclear Arbitration Clauses Leading to Unwanted Court Intervention

A primary goal of arbitration is to reduce the time and costs involved in settling disputes by resolving matters out of court. A well-drafted arbitration clause is the key to ensuring that the arbitration meets its primary goal of avoiding unwanted court...

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Steven M. Dickinson & Daniel P. Harris
Dickinson & Harris on China: Foreign Investment in Service Businesses

Though some restrictions remain in sensitive areas, such as media and communications, the service industry in China is now largely open to some form of foreign participation. In this Expert Commentary, Steven M. Dickinson and Daniel P. Harris, attorneys...

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International & Foreign Law Community Staff
Ropes & Gray Partners Alison Bomberg and Scott Jalowayski Help Launch New Hong Kong Office

HONG KONG – (AP) Marking its continued expansion into dynamic centers of commerce and finance, Ropes & Gray announces the opening of its Hong Kong office. Two private equity partners -- Alison T. Bomberg, an expert in private equity transactions...