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“Dishonesty at its highest level and gravity” - when solicitors commit offences against client estates
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 24 2017

This blog post will consider a number of recent cases in England where solicitors have been convicted of offences or struck off the register for


The European Court of Justice renders its opinion on the EU-Singapore free trade agreement: investment chapter is not within EU’s exclusive competence
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2017

On 16 May, 2017 the European Court of Justice (the Court) rendered its Opinion on the competence of the European Union to conclude the Free Trade


Is the recently signed Morocco-Nigeria BIT a step towards a more balanced form of intra-African investor protection?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Global, Morocco, Nigeria
  • May 23 2017

On 3 December 2016, Morocco and Nigeria signed a new bilateral investment treaty (the "BIT"), with the overarching aim of strengthening "the bonds of


Court of Appeal decision reiterates need for care when settling with one of a number of defendants
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 23 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that a claimant who settled a conspiracy claim against one defendant by recording the terms in a consent order, which


SFC focuses on the role of financial advisers and valuers in advising listed companies on corporate transactions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • May 22 2017

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued a circular to financial advisers to provide guidance on its expectations as to their role when


US state department extends Iran JCPOA waivers but emphasises Human Rights, missile issues
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • May 22 2017

On May 17, 2017, the day on which the US State Department made its semi-annual report to Congress under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions


Digital Economy Act 2017: The pick 'n' mix assortment of provisions receives Royal Assent
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 22 2017

The Digital Economy Act (the "Act") finally received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 and the final text has recently been published. First introduced


Brazilian Government approves and sets the parameters for the second and third pre-salt bid rounds
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Brazil
  • May 22 2017

On 4 May 2017 and 27 April 2017 the Brazilian Energy Council ("CNPE") issued Resolutions No. 22017 and 92017 respectively, authorizing the


Singapore Court of Appeal upholds claim to privilege over hacked documents
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore
  • May 19 2017

In a recent decision, the Singapore Court of Appeal concluded that evidence which had been made available on WikiLeaks as a result of the


M&A Standpoint: Raising the drawbridge or levelling the playing field?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 19 2017

The UK Conservative Party published its Manifesto yesterday entitled "Our Plan for a Stronger Britain and a Prosperous Future". It sets out the