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Market abuse update April 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 16 2015

2014 was marked by record fines for benchmarkmManipulation globally, criminal prosecutions for insider trading and market manipulation, and the first


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


Res judicata effect of a prior arbitration is to be determined by arbitrators, not the courts the Belco Rule can be hard to swallow
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2013

In Citigroup, Inc. v Abu Dhabi Investment Authority 13 Civ. 6073 (PKC), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY


Third-party legal risks in the global supply chain
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

Outsourcing or offshoring is a commonplace cost-saving strategy. And corruption, bribery, political instability, and natural disasters are well-known


Corporate Crime Update - May 2015 - United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

On February 24, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") announced a settlement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company ("Goodyear") in


Lawyers, partially hydrogenated oils, and money
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 4 2015

Lawyers for class-action plaintiffs in the US often "piggyback" on the work of government regulators and prosecutors -- swooping in to file class


US Supreme Court to address “agency” in commercial activity exception to sovereign immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2015

The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. 1602 et seq. (“FSIA”) provides for limited statutory exceptions to the sovereign immunity of


US Court says RICO statute has extraterritorial application
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • April 20 2015

Civil RICO claims are often brought by private litigants seeking treble damages for otherwise ordinary business disputes - garden-variety torts and


US Federal Court orders Microsoft to produce e-mail content stored outside the United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

In a decision that may affect how Japanese technology companies with US subsidiaries, and in particular data storage or "cloud" providers, do


Market abuse update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 15 2014

The FCA has continued to build on the strong track record of civil and criminal enforcement action against abusive conduct and manipulation, notably