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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


Consultation on new sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 12 2014

The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has launched a consultation on new guidelines to be used by courts when passing sentence for corporate


UK: executive remuneration and share plans
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2014

The FRC has published a revised version of the UK Corporate Governance Code which applies to UK listed companies for reporting years beginning on or


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


Court of Appeal finds parent company had no duty of care to its subsidiary’s employee
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 6 2014

The Court of Appeal has reversed a first instance decision that a parent company had assumed a duty of care to an employee of its subsidiary company


UK: Women on boards: EHRC guidance on the limits of lawful positive action
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 23 2014

In March 2014 Business Secretary Vince Cable was reported to back the use of women-only shortlists by headhunters searching for candidates to fill


UK: women on boards: Voluntary Code for Executive Search firms March 2014 review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2014

In a review of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms, published on 4 March 2014, Charlotte Sweeney considers whether the Code


A summary of major developments in key areas - General Counsel update September 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 19 2013

The Large and Medium-sized Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and changes to the Companies Act 2006 made by the


Consumer products update - Summer 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, Asia-Pacific, European Union
  • July 16 2013

Welcome to our Global Consumer Products Sector Update - a publication which highlights some key recent legal issues affecting consumer products


UK: Directors’ Remuneration: The new regime for listed companies our detailed summary of the new Regulations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2013

The final form Regulations implementing changes to the regime for directors' remuneration have been published and laid before Parliament. They apply