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The transnational supply chain liability threat
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

Plaintiffs lawyers are gunning for your supply chain. It is part and parcel of a growing call for supply chain transparencystakeholder demands that


US Court Ruling Prohibits US Government Seizure of E-mails Stored Outside the United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2016

The case arises from Microsoft's refusal to comply with a warrant obtained by US law enforcement authorities seeking production of Microsoft customer


Corporate Crime Update - May 2016 - United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

On April 7, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") announced that it has reached a settlement with Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS) over


Cyber Security Quarterly Round-Up - July 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 20 2016

Cyber security affects all businesses and industries and is a Board level agenda item. Our quarterly eBulletin provides a round-up of best practice


Recent developments with reverse break fees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, New Zealand, USA
  • June 24 2016

Halliburton Co.’s payment of a US$3.5 billion reverse break fee highlights significant differences between Australian and US practice. Australian


Recent developments illustrating corruption risks in the mining industry
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 27 2015

Mining executives do not need to be reminded that their industry presents some of the gravest risks of corruption. They operate in regions that are


New York district court rejects application for use of confidential documents in LCIA arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2016

Beny Steinmetz Group Resources ("BSGR"), a company based in Guernsey and accused of bribery in Guinea, has been denied permission by a Magistrate


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


US Court of Appeal for the Second District upholds decision of Southern District Court and confirms arbitral award against Pemex that was set aside at its seat
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (the Court of Appeals) has upheld the decision of District Judge Hellerstein in Corporación Mexicana


High Court refuses specific disclosure of documents held by party’s solicitors on terms of protective order issued by US court
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 14 2013

The High Court has held that a third party's documents were not within the defendant's "control" for the purposes of disclosure where they were not