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UK Serious Fraud Office secures second Deferred Prosecution Agreement for foreign bribery
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 12 2016

London’s Crown Court recently approved only the second Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) since the introduction of DPAs to the UK’s anti-bribery


Remuneration Policies Revisited
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 12 2016

The 2014 AGM season saw the first remuneration policy approvals under the Directors' Remuneration Report ("DRR") regime which came into force in


English court makes landmark corporate modern slavery civil order
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2016

In a landmark ruling, the English Court has for the first time, awarded damages against a company in relation to modern slavery, broadening the scope


UK: new market abuse and inside information regime
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 24 2016

The EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), which replaces the Market Abuse Directive, comes into force on 3 July 2016 and is directly applicable in EU


High Court allows group claim to proceed against UK-domiciled parent company in relation to acts of subsidiary company abroad
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2016

The High Court has rejected jurisdiction challenges by a UK-domiciled company and its Zambian-domiciled subsidiary, allowing a group claim brought by


Defining your liability in advance: Liquidated damages, limitation and exclusion clauses
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 1 2016

Parties to commercial contracts commonly seek to set some parameters around what will happen in the event of a breach. They may for example agree a


UCTA reasonableness test may apply even where contract is only partly on standard terms
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 26 2016

The High Court has found that the requirement of reasonableness imposed by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) can apply in circumstances where


United Kingdom - Key recent updates and hot topics
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2016

In this edition of our corporate newsletter, we have selected 2 key changes in UK corporate law which will require many of our Japanese clients'


英国最近の主要動向と話題のトピック
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 17 2016

本稿では英国における会社法関連の二つの主要な改正事項と その他二つの重要なトピックを取り上げます前者は日本における 多くのクライアントに積極的な法令遵守を義務付けるこ


Court of Appeal finds parties bound by unsigned agreement despite express term requiring execution by both parties
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 13 2016

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the Commercial Court which found that a party had accepted the terms of an agreement by its conduct