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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


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


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


Preview of 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

2012 will herald some significant changes to the legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to the Prospectus Directive, board diversity and corporate governance and reporting; in dispute resolution in relation to the Government's reforms to the civil litigation costs and funding regime; and in energy, real estate and construction areas where there are major changes to the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme, changes to the energy performance certificates regime; and also the establishment of the Green Investment Bank


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


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


Consumer goods update October 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Indonesia, Myanmar, United Kingdom
  • October 9 2012

Welcome to our consumer goods sector update a publication which highlights some key recent legal issues affecting consumer goods businesses


Eurozone crisis the corporate perspective
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 27 2012

2012 has begun with continued uncertainty surrounding the future of the Eurozone and the possibility that the year ahead will see the withdrawal of one or more countries from the euro