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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


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

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


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


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


Managing risk: a disputes perspective (2017)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 25 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates


Reporting by extractive companies on government payments early UK implementation from 1 January 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 10 2014

Two EU Directives were passed in 2013 which mandate annual reports on payments to governments by companies in the extractive industries which are


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


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


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


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