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Schlumberger pays record fine for US sanctions violations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2015

Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings (SOHL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd (Schlumberger), the world's largest oil-field services company

High Court orders disclosure despite risk of prosecution for criminal contempt under US law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • March 23 2015

The High Court has ordered a party to litigation to allow the inspection of an attachment to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement entered into with the US

US establishes new Venezuela sanctions regime and imposes sanctions on Venezuelan officials

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA, Venezuela
  • -
  • March 10 2015

On Monday, 9 March 2015, President Obama signed an executive order declaring a national emergency to deal with the threat to US national security and

Multinationals’ risks of being subject to court proceedings in their home jurisdictions for acts committed overseas- EU versus US position

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • European Union, Netherlands, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • March 5 2015

The recent settlement of claims brought by Nigerian fishermen in the English courts against the oil company Shell serves as a reminder that

General counsel update - march 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement

How should trustees react to foreign divorce proceedings?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2015

The case concerned a divorcing couple. The Husband was a successful businessman in Hong Kong operating his business through a large group of

Big four settle disclosure case with SEC

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2015

The SEC's administrative court approved a settlement between the SEC and the Chinese affiliates of PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, BDO and Deloitte, fining

US District Court considers attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine in internal investigations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2015

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York recently granted a motion to compel the production of documents gathered during an

A round-up of pensions developments: January 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 5 2015

A new system of shared parental leave ("SPL") will be available to parents of children due to be born or placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015

US and HK regulators in pursuit of credit rating and research firms

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong, USA
  • -
  • February 3 2015

On 21 January 2015, the United States (US) Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) announced sanctions against credit rating firm, Standard & Poor's