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Following the launch of the ICC Antitrust Toolkit in April, ICC UK held a well-attended workshop at Unilever House late last month on the issue of risk assessment. Why is risk assessment important? Understanding the operational risks a company faces … Continue reading

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ICC has just released the latest results of its Trade Finance Register—the first performance database for trade finance assets, such as letters-of-credit. The new data set—which comprises data provided by 21 Banks on more than 15 million short-term trade finance … Continue reading

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The next event in our well-attended UCP workshop series on 14 March will take a look at issues in commodities trade finance. According to UN estimates, around 60 per cent of commodity trading is conducted through letters of credit—representing upwards … Continue reading

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Today’s Financial Times carries an industry letter coordinated by ICC UK underlining business support for a mooted transatlantic trade agreement. The letter comes ahead of an official report on a possible EU- US deal next week, with a political announcement … Continue reading

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The 18th Conference of Parties (COP18) to the UNFCCC, which drew to a close last week, was largely characterised by compromise. The process inched slowly towards the 2015 goal where governments hope to finalise a global framework to address climate … Continue reading

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Registrations for our flagship trade finance event of the year—the ICC UK Winter Trade Finance Conference—are coming in fast. Responding to customer feedback, this year’s event places a strong emphasis on practical issues in day-to-day trade finance practice. Split into … Continue reading

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Our Arbitration and ADR Consultant, John Rushton, delivered a talk on workings of ICC arbitration at CIArb seminar last week entitled the “A to Z of ICC”. A copy of John’s paper—which provides a review of the four key features … Continue reading

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Following an almost year-long process, ICC UK has today launched its guidance to help companies comply with new EU rules on the use of cookies. Changes in European law mean that web site operators must now ask for web site … Continue reading

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The London Conference on Cyberspace starts on 1 November, with over 100 companies participating at the invitation of the ICC UK. This is an important event. As we’ve highlighted in previous posts, this conference isn’t just about cyberwarfare or  cybersecurity—although … Continue reading

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The latest revision of the widely used and respected ICC Rules of Arbitration was launched this week. The new Rules include a number of mechanisms designed to make the process speedier and more efficient, and to bring the ICC Rules … Continue reading

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