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US Supreme Court finds that Hague Service Convention does not prohibit service of process by mail in US lawsuits
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 30 2017

In Water Splash, Inc v Menon, the US Supreme Court examined the question of whether the Hague Service Convention prohibits service of process by mail

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

Patent and Pharma Update - June 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 16 2017

In January we reported the UK IP Minister Jo Johnson's enthusiastic support for the UPC and ratification of the UPC Agreement (UPCA) whilst the UK is

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

Directors’ duties in takeovers developments from the US
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • April 24 2015

‘Revlon duties’ require directors of Delaware companies to seek the highest price possible for shareholders when a sale of the company or a transfer

Singapore and Delaware courts adopt Guidelines for Communication and Cooperation between Courts in Cross-Border Insolvency matters
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore, USA
  • February 14 2017

On 1 February 2017, the Supreme Court of Singapore and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware announced that they will

Chinese parent subjected to US jurisdiction through subsidiary's acts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

The corporate form is commonly used by entities and individuals alike to limit liability by, among other things, avoiding the jurisdictional reach of

Dueling limitation periods: time-limit under the US Federal Arbitration Act trumped by state law on enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 12 2014

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rules that state law governing the limitation period for enforcing a foreign judgment

European Private Equity Review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 11 2017

Our first article, by John Taylor and Laura Stuckey, offers some practical tips for optimising the chances of achieving a successful transaction with

Second Circuit says failure to cooperate in internal investigations constitutes causes for termination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled that two former employees of Marsh cannot recover certain employment