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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


New York state court green-lights mandatory mediation pilot programme
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2014

As we previously reported (here), the New York Supreme Court Commercial Division (a Manhattan-based division of the state Court of First Instance


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


Superstorm Sandy litigation ruling on hold pending parallel mediation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2014

By way of update to our previous report on 8 May 2013, on 12 August 2014 the New York federal court managing the consolidated Superstorm Sandy


US District Court for the Southern District of New York confirms interim arbitration award
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2014

In Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Company v Allied Provident Insurance, Inc. (2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136473), District Judge Nathan in the


U.S. District Court allows Gold Reserve to enforce its award against Venezuela in Washington, D.C.: Gold Reserve Inc., v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 23 2015

In September 2014, Gold Reserve won a significant arbitral award ("Award") worth more than US$760 million (and counting, because of post-award


US legal developments - Asia Pacific, January - March 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2016

Airline passenger plaintiffs asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to approve a US$39.5 million settlement with several Asia-based


General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have


A matter of class: the spectre of class action arbitration in consumer product disputes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2013

Class arbitrations have primarily been viewed as an instrument of the US legal system. However, given the international capability and procedural


Sharing it with the class a review of recent US Supreme Court decisions on class action arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2013

The US Supreme Court recently issued two key decisions regarding the enforceability of class arbitration waivers and arbitrators' powers to interpret