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General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas


Review of 2009 and preview of 2010
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

The transition from 2009 to 2010 sees some significant legislative chapters closing, notably the Companies Act 2006, Rome I and II, the Banking Act 2009 and the Lisbon Treaty


Auditors’ liability in fraud cases: House of Lords rules in Moore Stephens v. Stone & Rolls Limited
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 3 2010

In a decision handed down just before the end of term, auditors have won an important House of Lords ruling limiting their liability in cases where a "one man" company is used as a vehicle for fraud


Preview 2013 (UK law)
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

2013 will herald some significant changes to the UK legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to executive remuneration and narrative


The English High Court pierces the corporate veil using the “evasion principle”
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 30 2015

In Paul David Wood & Anor v Timothy Darren Baker & Ors, the joint trustees in bankruptcy of the bankrupt's property successfully obtained injunctions


Samantha Brown
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Patrick Buckingham
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Daniel Schaffer
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Michael Mendelblat
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Peter Godwin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP