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Court of Appeal orders costs against director who controlled and funded the company’s litigation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2016

The Court of Appeal has upheld an order that a third party to proceedings, who was the sole director and shareholder of the defendant company, should


Divisional Court rules that SFO procedure for isolating privileged material is lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 5 2016

The handling of material which is potentially subject to legal professional privilege is an important and often contentious matter in the


Public International Law update - A round up of developments
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA, France
  • February 4 2016

The have been a number of interesting and significant developments in the field of Public International Law around the globe since our last update


Court of Appeal finds express terms of agreement varied by collateral contract
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 3 2016

The Court of Appeal has found there was a collateral contract between a car dealership and a customer, under which the dealership committed to supply


New sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences come into force today
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2016

The Sentencing Council has published guidelines to be used by Judges when sentencing corporate manslaughter, health and safety offences and food


How far can you act in your own self-interest? The role of good faith in commercial contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2016

The traditional starting point in English contract law is that parties are free to do what they like so long as they do not breach the agreed terms


Commercial Court considers when a contract is “manifestly more closely connected” with another country for the purpose of determining applicable law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 26 2016

The Commercial Court has considered the meaning of "manifestly more closely connected" with another country in Article 4 of the Rome I Regulation


Market Abuse Update January 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 13 2016

In September, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the final draft of its technical standards for the Market Abuse


SFO v. Olympus: application of the offence of misleading the auditors
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • January 8 2016

As we reported in an earlier bulletin, on 10 November, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) presented no evidence at a hearing in its case against Olympus


IT & Outsourcing e-bulletin - December 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 8 2015

In a recent Supreme Court decision, the rule on penalties in English law has in effect been re-written. The court found that the underlying rationale