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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

A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Indonesia, Myanmar, United Kingdom
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  • March 7 2013

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and institutional bodies have published the following guidance in relation to corporate governance and

Is the Common European Sales Law too hard a sell?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 20 2012

At the end of February 2012, the UK Government launched a consultation on the European Commission’s proposed Common European Sales Law (the “CESL”), issuing a ‘Call for Evidence’ from interested UK individuals and organisations

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

General counsel update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 17 2011

This is the twenty-fifth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

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

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