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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


A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update - May 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • May 23 2014

Scottish independence referendum - The referendum will take place on 18 September 2014. Scottish independence raises many complex legal and political


UK exit from the EU: sector by sector - contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 23 2015

Given that an exit from the EU would not entail any change in the currency of the UK; there should be fewer issues about existing contracts than would


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


Is the Common European Sales Law too hard a sell?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 20 2012

At the end of February 2012, the UK Government launched a consultation on the European Commission’s proposed Common European Sales Law (the “CESL”), issuing a ‘Call for Evidence’ from interested UK individuals and organisations


General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have


Consumer goods: update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Africa, European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 18 2013

As part of its Alcohol Strategy, published in March 2012, the UK Government has recently consulted on proposed policies, including a minimum until


A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Indonesia, Myanmar, United Kingdom
  • March 7 2013

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and institutional bodies have published the following guidance in relation to corporate governance and