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BREXIT: charting a new course
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 21 2017

If 2016 ended with more questions than answers as to how Brexit would take shape, 2017 began with at least a little more clarity. Speeches delivered


UK Government pushed to impose a corporate duty to prevent human rights abuse
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights latest report on Human Rights and Business has urged the Government to introduce new legislation


General Counsel Update - February 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

When we began analysing in depth the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union, 18 months prior to the June


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


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


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


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


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


Brexit: Contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 16 2017

Given that the exit from the EU will not entail any change in the currency of the UK, there are fewer issues about existing contracts than would be


Brexit: Corporate
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 16 2017

Whilst the Companies Act 2006 and the raft of secondary legislation made under it have been heavily influenced by various European Directives