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Arbitration Under The “New Model” ASEAN Investment Agreement

The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (the Agreement) is a multi-lateral treaty between the ten member states of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) which became effective in March 2012. The Agreement is intended to assist the creation of “a free and open investment regime in ASEAN in order to achieve the end goal of

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Class Action Litigation: Deploying Around The World

The United States leads the world in the number of and costs / awards resulting from class action litigation, which allows claimants to combine their relatively small or non-monetized claims against one or more defendants across jurisdictions. While federal and state bodies in the United States strive at various times to limit the scope of

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Unofficial Government “Fees”: One Country Moves Towards Elimination

Doing business in some countries can involve payment of unofficial “fees” to government officials in order to obtain requisite permissions, licenses, etc. Aside from the unexpected cost these “fees” add to the expense of doing business, payment of such “fees” often violates corporate policies or other nations’ business laws, creating corporate compliance risk. In Thailand,

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