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A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially

Consumer goods: update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Africa, European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 18 2013

As part of its Alcohol Strategy, published in March 2012, the UK Government has recently consulted on proposed policies, including a minimum until

Parties cannot avoid Commercial Agents Regulations by choice of non-EU law and arbitration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2010

In Accentuate v Asigra 2009 EWHC 2655 (QB) the English High Court held it had jurisdiction to hear a claim for compensation under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, even though the relevant agreement was subject to a choice of Canadian law and arbitration and the Canadian arbitral tribunal had already ruled against the claim

Consumer goods: update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, European Union, Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2012

The Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China’s (“MOFCOM”) prohibition of CocaCola’s proposed acquisition of Huiyuan in 2009 generated significant controversy and prompted a fear that the Anti-Monopoly Law could be used to prevent foreign-multinational companies from acquiring well-known Chinese brands and businesses

Rome I Regulation - Commission decision on UK request

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2009

In 2006 the UK notified the European Commission that it intended to opt out of the Rome I Regulation (5932008EC) on the law applicable to contractual obligations

Commission publishes proposal for an optional common European sales law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 13 2011

The Commission has published its proposal for an optional Common European Sales Law which it says is aimed at facilitating cross-border transactions in the EU

Privilege and in-house lawyers ECJ ruling on intervenors

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has refused permission for various bodies, including the Law Society of England & Wales, the American Bar Association and the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100 (the GC100), to intervene in the appeal to the ECJ in the long-running Akzo Nobel case

Preview 2013 (UK law)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2013

2013 will herald some significant changes to the UK legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to executive remuneration and narrative