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General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before


Cyber Security Quarterly Round-Up - October 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA, Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • October 24 2016

Cyber security affects all businesses and industries and is a Board level agenda item. Our quarterly eBulletin provides a round-up of best practice


High Court rejects claim that dealings between bank and client went beyond an ordinary arm's length bank-client relationship
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 17 2016

High Court rejects claim that dealings between bank and client went beyond an ordinary arm's length bank-client relationship The High Court has


Brexit: charting a new course
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • OECD, United Kingdom, USA, European Union, Global
  • September 16 2016

On 23 June 2016, a majority of voters in a Referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union (EU) voted for the UK to leave the EU. The vote


Commercial Court finds it did not have jurisdiction to permit service of an application for Norwich Pharmacal relief out of the jurisdiction
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2016

In a recent decision, the Commercial Court found that it did not have jurisdiction to permit service out of the jurisdiction in respect of an


Commercial Court finds commitment letter unsigned by one party to be legally binding
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 26 2016

The recent decision of the Commercial Court in Novus Aviation Limited v Alubaf Arab International Bank BSC(c) 2016 EWHC 1575 (Comm), serves as a


Alexander v West Bromwich Mortgage Company Ltd: When can lenders rely on contradictory mortgage conditions?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2016

In Alexander v West Bromwich Mortgage Company Ltd 2016 EWCA Civ 496, the Court of Appeal considered the right of a lender to rely on standard term


Court of Appeal decision on inconsistency clauses in context of lenders’ reliance on contradictory mortgage conditions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2016

A recent Court of Appeal decision provides a useful reminder of the courts' approach to resolving inconsistency in cases where there is an


Alexander v West Bromwich Mortgage Company Ltd: When can lenders rely on contradictory mortgage conditions?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2016

In Alexander v West Bromwich Mortgage Company Ltd 2016 EWCA Civ 496, the Court of Appeal considered the right of a lender to rely on standard term


UK competition class action regime out of the starting blocks
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2016

After a slow start, use of the UK's new competition collective redress regime is now gathering pace. The first opt-out class action application, on