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In this issue:

Asia Pacific

  • China
    • PRC court recognizes US court judgment on basis of reciprocity
    • China signs Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
  • Hong Kong
    • Apology Law is first for Asia
    • HKIAC seeks views on rule changes
  • India
    • Court's intervention suggests shift in attitudes to arbitration
  • Singapore
    • Singapore High Court sets aside Lesotho investor-state award

EMEA

  • Dubai
    • DIFC Courts show strong start to 2017
  • England & Wales
    • Radical changes to civil disclosure laws proposed for England & Wales
  • European Union
    • Intra-EU BITs are compatible with EU law, says Advocate General
    • European Parliament approves amended electronic privacy law
  • Hungary
    • Longer limitation periods likely to result in more corruption prosecutions
  • Netherlands
    • New commercial court to be launched for international disputes
  • Turkey
    • New regulation aims to increase efficiency in Turkish legal proceedings

Latin America

  • Argentina
    • Reform of arbitration regime revealed
  • Brazil
    • PCA signs Host Country Agreement with Brazil
  • Colombia
    • Supreme Court decision on challenging the independence of an arbitrator
  • Venezuela
    • Tribunal makes significant award against Venezuela in nationalization dispute

North America

  • Canada
    • Court of Appeal permits certification of extra-jurisdictional class members
    • Facilitation payments banned under foreign anti-corruption law
  • United States
    • Proposed US legislation focuses on medical device cybersecurity
    • Arbitrator has final say on arbitrability under UNCITRAL rules, appeal court rules
    • Managing companies in Michigan creates personal jurisdiction for German CEO
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