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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

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

Reporting by extractive companies on government payments early UK implementation from 1 January 2015

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2014

Two EU Directives were passed in 2013 which mandate annual reports on payments to governments by companies in the extractive industries which are

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

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

A consumer cannot be told he has already won a prize if he has to incur any cost to claim that prize

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a judgment clarifying the interpretation of provisions in the Unfair Consumer Practices Directive that relate to commercial practices that involve giving a consumer the false impression that he has won a prize when the consumer is required to make a payment or incur a cost in order to claim that prize

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

Government response to proposal for a common European sales law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 15 2012

The Government Response to the European Commission’s proposal for a Common European Sales Law (“CESL”), which was published on Tuesday (13 November), has concluded that there are fundamental flaws in both the principle and the practical operation of the CESL