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Key Developments in Iran - May 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • May 25 2016

This update aims to provide a brief overview of key developments which have occurred in Iran during the past month and to highlight areas of future


Australia's Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law Reform: ipso facto clauses
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • May 19 2016

In its improving Bankruptcy and Insolvency Laws Proposal Paper (Proposal) released on 29 April 2016, the Federal Government (Government) proposed a


New York district court rejects application for use of confidential documents in LCIA arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

Beny Steinmetz Group Resources ("BSGR"), a company based in Guernsey and accused of bribery in Guinea, has been denied permission by a Magistrate


Bounty hunting and whistleblowing: preparing for change on the horizon
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

With the possibility of changes to the whistleblowing landscape on the horizon and the attention of the media, shareholders and the Australian


Corporate Crime Update - May 2016 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan, USA
  • May 10 2016

We have reported on Toshiba Corporation's Accounting irregularities in previous updates (most recently here). On 11 March 2016, Toshiba admitted that


Corporate Crime Update - May 2016 - United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

On April 7, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that it has reached a settlement with Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) over


Market Abuse Update April 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 21 2016

This will be the last Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions (Market


DOJ announces new FCPA pilot program to promote self-reporting
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

On April 5, 2016, the DOJ announced that it is launching a one-year pilot program for FCPA enforcement as a step to continue its effort to target


OFAC issues regulations implementing new sanctions targeting Hizballah
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

On 15 April 2016, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued regulations to implement the Hizballah


Microsoft challenges US authorities' use of secrecy orders to obtain stored electronic data
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

Microsoft Corporation has filed suit against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking to declare unconstitutional a provision of federal law that