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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


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


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


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


A litigator’s yearbook: 2016 (England and Wales)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland
  • December 14 2016

2016 has been an eventful year on any measure. While it may not be remembered principally for developments relating to commercial litigation, there


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


Terminating your contract: when can you call it quits?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2017

Parties to commercial contracts may wish to exit their contractual arrangements for all sorts of reasons. In many cases, they will have included in


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

As parties assess changes in the legal, economic and regulatory landscape caused by the UK exit, and the costs and other implications


New ADR consumer information obligations apply from today
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • October 1 2015

From today, almost all UK businesses selling goods or services to consumers in the EU need to comply with new requirements to provide consumers with


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