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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

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

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

EU Gender Directive: Council of Ministers’ Progress Report indicates there is not yet consensus

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • June 26 2014

The EU Parliament voted in favour of the draft EU Gender Directive to address gender balance on corporate boards in November 2013 and the Directive

EU audit reform: the impact for insurers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • June 25 2014

Insurers and reinsurers need to prepare for changes to the audit regime applying from June 2016. In particular, requirements for the mandatory

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

Women on boards: EU directive to improve general balance on corporate boards

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 5 2014

Gender diversity at board level is an important issue politically, socially and economically. There is a growing recognition of the business case for

EU gender directive: EU Parliament votes in favour of the draft directive

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 21 2013

Yesterday, 20 November 2013, the EU Parliament voted in favour of the legislative report on the EU Gender Directive which will oblige companies to

EU Gender Directive: 40 non-executive directors on EU largest listed companies by 2020 EU Committees vote in favour of draft Directive

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 14 2013

The EU Committees on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and Legal Affairs voted today in favour of a joint report on the draft EU Directive which

Gender balance on company boards draft EU directive “does not go far enough” argues the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 25 2013

As previously reported, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a gender Directive which plans to introduce a 40 "minimum objective" for the