John Buchanan (Chairman) and Stephen Pattison (Director and CEO) feature in a new video launched by the World Trade Organization this week, entitled ‘What does the WTO mean for Business?’ The video premiered at this week’s WTO Public Forum—an event … 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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International business has come together to adopt a new ICC Code on Marketing and Advertising. With increasing focus placed on how companies interact with consumers, the ICC Code provides a globally acceptable framework for responsible creativity and communication. The Code … Continue reading

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Richard Alderman, Director of the Serious Fraud Office dropped another clue yesterday about what “adequate procedures” might mean under the 2010 Bribery Act. The reference to checking tax calculations for evidence of bribery—as reported in today’s FT—seems to suggest that … Continue reading

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ICC UK is to hold an event later this month to examine the question of whether international arbitration is meeting the demands of corporate users. The full-day conference—held in partnership with US law firm K&L Gates—will review recent developments in … Continue reading

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With currency fluctuations in the news again this week, it’s worth a second look at the relationship between so-called “currency wars” and economic protectionism. In an earlier blog post, we highlighted concerns that recent currency interventions by central banks and … Continue reading

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Reports of recent developments in the Office of Fair Trading’s dairy products pricing investigation have highlighted concerns about the transparency and independence of UK antitrust decisions. These concerns—essentially around “due process” in antitrust investigations—have been exacerbated in recent months by … Continue reading

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The results of the latest ICC/Ifo World Economic Climate Survey have shown a worsening of economic sentiment over the second quarter of 2011. The results, published yesterday in Munich, highlight a significant decline in business confidence about the current and … Continue reading

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ICC UK is launching an improved support services for first-time exporters and firms looking to get into key emerging markets. Our initiative follows disappointing figures on UK exports last week, which raised doubts about the extent to which international trade will … Continue reading

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ICC UK has called for G-20 action to check protectionism in wake of decisions taken under cover of latest developments in global financial crisis. The downgrade of US government debt and ongoing turbulence in eurozone bond markets dominated the headlines … Continue reading

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