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Global employment, pensions and incentives newsletter

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Africa, Australia, China, European Union, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • April 15 2014

Most of the labour codes in force in francophone sub-Saharan Africa contain provisions which seek to prevent unfair competition practices among

Mandatory mediation pilot proposed for New York State Court

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2014

An advisory committee has recommended that the New York Supreme Court (the state Court of First Instance located in Manhattan) adopt a pilot

US district court confirms arbitral award against Pemex that was nullified at its seat

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 18 2013

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York has confirmed an arbitral award in favour of COMMISA, a subsidiary of KBR, against Pemex

Class actions update - January 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • January 20 2014

On 16 September 2013, the Productivity Commission released an issues paper in relation to its inquiry into Australia's system of civil dispute

Res judicata effect of a prior arbitration is to be determined by arbitrators, not the courts the Belco Rule can be hard to swallow

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 18 2013

In Citigroup, Inc. v Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 13 Civ. 6073 (PKC), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY

Current approaches to issues of arbitrator bias

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • August 8 2007

Three recent cases have clarified the law to be applied in this area, one in the UK and two in the US

UK Supreme Court refuses to enforce US judgment made in insolvency proceedings against English resident defendants

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom, USA
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  • November 1 2012

In Rubin v Eurofinance SA 2012 UKSC 46, the Supreme Court (by a majority of 4 to 1) reversed the Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision and held that the English court would not enforce a judgment made by the New York court in insolvency proceedings to which the defendant did not submit

Supreme Court to revisit fraud-on-the-market basis for class certification

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 6 2014

On 5 March, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear argument in a suit that has the potential to alter significantly the landscape of class action

SFO investigations, bribery and corruption

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 5 2012

The SFO has announced that Paul Jennings, former CEO of Innospec Ltd, has pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to corrupt Iraqi public officials and other agents of the Iraqi Government

Standstills lessons from the US and Canada

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, Canada, USA
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  • August 30 2012

Standstills have been the subject of a number of cases in the USA and Canada