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Supreme Court provides new avenue for defendants to challenge securities class certification
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2014

On June 23, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated unanimous decision in Halliburton v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc. The Court


US federal appeals court vacates insider trading convictions of hedge fund traders
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2014

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in United States v. Newman, 13-1837 (2d Cir. Dec. 10, 2014), vacated the convictions of two former


Corporate crime update - May 2013 - United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2013

Bryan Shaw, a Californian jeweller, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Shaw has admitted taking tips on


US federal appeals court limits extraterritorial application of anti-fraud provisions of the U.S. federal securities laws
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2014

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit inParkcentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, SE, 11-397-CV (2d Cir. N.Y. Aug. 15


USA: Developments in whistleblower employee protections
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

The last several months have seen several important developments related to whistleblower employee protections in the United States. In March 2014


Market abuse update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 15 2014

The FCA has continued to build on the strong track record of civil and criminal enforcement action against abusive conduct and manipulation, notably


Three different approaches to RICO extraterritoriality
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2014

It is not uncommon for courts today to adjudicate claims arising outside their territorial jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions, such as the US, stand


Class actions update November 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA, Australia
  • November 6 2014

Since the release of the June update, the Productivity Commission has continued to receive submissions in response to its draft report on access to


US Supreme Court grants leave to appeal in foreign-cubed securities class action
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2009

On 30 November 2009, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Morrison v National Australia Bank Limited, in effect granting leave to the plaintiffs to appeal against the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declining jurisdiction in that case


FCPA enforcement cases
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • October 10 2012

The SEC has charged Tyco International Ltd with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by allowing subsidiaries to arrange illicit payments to foreign officials in more than a dozen countries