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Market Abuse Update January 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 13 2016

In September, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the final draft of its technical standards for the Market Abuse


Revised Payment Services Directive
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 22 2016

The Revised Payment Services Directive (the Directive) came into effect on 12 January 2016. The revised Directive updates the current EU framework on


General counsel update - march 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement


A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially


Consumer products update - Summer 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 16 2013

Welcome to our Global Consumer Products Sector Update - a publication which highlights some key recent legal issues affecting consumer products


General counsel update September 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China
  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration


Rome II Regulation - harmonisation of approach to the applicable law in tort
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 13 2008

The Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non contractual obligations (EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 8642007) will apply in all member states other than Denmark from 11th January 2009


Parties cannot avoid Commercial Agents Regulations by choice of non-EU law and arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 29 2010

In Accentuate v Asigra 2009 EWHC 2655 (QB) the English High Court held it had jurisdiction to hear a claim for compensation under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, even though the relevant agreement was subject to a choice of Canadian law and arbitration and the Canadian arbitral tribunal had already ruled against the claim


Court of Appeal finds express terms of agreement varied by collateral contract
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 3 2016

The Court of Appeal has found there was a collateral contract between a car dealership and a customer, under which the dealership committed to supply


Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive - remuneration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 21 2011

It is imperative for HR professionals, in-house counsel, compliance officers and others with responsibility for remuneration-related issues within firms who will be covered by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD") to be aware of the impact of the AIFMD on the structure and form of remuneration