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Corporate crime monthly update June 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Cambodia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 1 2015

Welcome to the JUNE 2015 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud


US and EU announce seven-day extension of negotiation period for Iran nuclear agreement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Iran, USA
  • June 30 2015

In April 2015, the US and EU announced the agreed framework for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the "JCPOA") regarding Iran's nuclear program


Government calls for greater protection of telecommunications networks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

A new draft Bill seeks to protect telecommunications networks from unauthorised access and interference in the interests of national security. Under


What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, USA
  • June 25 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement currently being negotiated between twelve countries around the Pacific Rim: the United


Other global trade developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, Japan, Singapore, USA, Australia
  • June 25 2015

The TPP is only one of many regional or global trade initiatives in place or being negotiated. Some of the most important of those initiatives are


FDA empowers plaintiffs' bar with trans-fat ban
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2015

Following almost two years of deliberation, and notwithstanding a nearly 80 percent drop in the consumption of trans fats over the past decade (due


Transparency reporting Canadian act now in force (following UK and Norwegian legislation last year), further EU implementation and US still to come
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Canada, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 9 2015

Last week, the Canadian federal government brought new legislation into force, which establishes reporting requirements of payments made to


UK: Court of Appeal due to consider whether US exclusive jurisdiction clause or EU jurisdiction rules should prevail
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 9 2015

The Court of Appeal is due to consider whether a UK-domiciled employee's right under EU rules to be sued only in the UK should be given precedence


US Supreme Court to address “agency” in commercial activity exception to sovereign immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2015

The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. 1602 et seq. (“FSIA”) provides for limited statutory exceptions to the sovereign immunity of


Lawyers, partially hydrogenated oils, and money
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2015

Lawyers for class-action plaintiffs in the US often "piggyback" on the work of government regulators and prosecutors -- swooping in to file class