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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


English court makes landmark corporate modern slavery civil order
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2016

In a landmark ruling, the English Court has for the first time, awarded damages against a company in relation to modern slavery, broadening the scope


Investment Association publishes Interim Report on Executive Pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 26 2016

The Investment Association's Executive Remuneration Working Group, which was established in Autumn 2015, has recently published its Interim Report on


New sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences come into force today
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2016

The Sentencing Council has published guidelines to be used by Judges when sentencing corporate manslaughter, health and safety offences and food


UK: Government proposed reforms: equal pay, diversity, picketing and employment agencies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 16 2015

Consultation over the Government's plan to require larger companies to publish pay information showing whether there is a gender pay gap closed in


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
  • United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia
  • 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