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US: EEOC proposes regulation for employee wellness programs
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2015

Recently, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has brought several lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act against


U.S. Supreme Court to weigh future of no harm class-action menace
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2015

Among the challenges of doing business in the United States stands the phenomenon of the American class action, by which one or more persons with


Directors’ duties in takeovers developments from the US
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • April 24 2015

‘Revlon duties’ require directors of Delaware companies to seek the highest price possible for shareholders when a sale of the company or a transfer


US Court says RICO statute has extraterritorial application
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • April 20 2015

Civil RICO claims are often brought by private litigants seeking treble damages for otherwise ordinary business disputes - garden-variety torts and


Market abuse update April 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 16 2015

2014 was marked by record fines for benchmarkmManipulation globally, criminal prosecutions for insider trading and market manipulation, and the first


Energising the future: innovation and intellectual property trends in the oil and gas sector
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2015

The need for innovation in the oil and gas sector has been recognised throughout the industry. Faced with lower commodity prices, increasingly


Iran sanctions US and EU announce framework agreement including proposals to suspend sanctions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 3 2015

On April 2, 2015 representatives from the US, EU and Iran announced that, following extensive negotiations, the "P51" (China, France, Germany


Iran sanctions - proposals announced for relaxation of US and EU restrictions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 3 2015

On April 2, 2015 representatives from the US, EU and Iran announced that, following extensive negotiations, the "P51" (China, France, Germany


Leaked investment chapter of the TPP: broad similarities to the US Model BIT, a nod to the ongoing debate and some outstanding issues
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, USA
  • April 2 2015

On 25 March the 20 January 2015 working draft of the Investment Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was posted on Wikileaks. (There may be


Schlumberger pays record fine for US sanctions violations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2015

Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings (SOHL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Schlumberger Ltd (Schlumberger), the world's largest oil-field services company