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General counsel update - march 2015

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

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

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

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

Eurozone crisis the corporate perspective

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 27 2012

2012 has begun with continued uncertainty surrounding the future of the Eurozone and the possibility that the year ahead will see the withdrawal of one or more countries from the euro

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 - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have

Rome II Regulation - harmonisation of approach to the applicable law in tort

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 13 2008

The Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non contractual obligations (EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 8642007) will apply in all member states other than Denmark from 11th January 2009

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

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