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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: 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


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


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


CJEU rules that comparative advertising based on prices in shops of different sizes and formats may be unlawful and misleading in certain circumstances
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France
  • February 10 2017

Further to a reference from the Paris Court of Appeal in a case between Carrefour Hypermarchés SAS and ITM Alimentaire International SASU


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


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


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 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


Brexit: what next for boards?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 3 2016

The UK’s vote to leave the EU has caused a shock to the currency markets, ushered in a period of unprecedented political change and prompted myriad