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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


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


UK: new market abuse and inside information regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 24 2016

The EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), which replaces the Market Abuse Directive, comes into force on 3 July 2016 and is directly applicable in EU


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


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


Government response to proposal for a common European sales law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 15 2012

The Government Response to the European Commission’s proposal for a Common European Sales Law (“CESL”), which was published on Tuesday (13 November), has concluded that there are fundamental flaws in both the principle and the practical operation of the CESL


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


English law contracts post-Brexit: What changes should commercial parties expect?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 28 2016

The core principles of English contract law, such as interpretation of contracts and remedies for breach, will not be affected by Brexit and the key


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

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


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