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UK Government pushed to impose a corporate duty to prevent human rights abuse
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights latest report on Human Rights and Business has urged the Government to introduce new legislation


High Court finds option agreement void for uncertainty where it left delivery dates to be agreed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2017

The High Court has found that an option agreement for the purchase of oil tankers was void for uncertainty where it provided that the delivery date


The UK Modern Slavery Act: One year on
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

Any organisation that provides goods or services, that generates a turnover in excess of £36 million and that carries on any part of its business in


The limits of good faith
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

The NEC Form of Contract is now in wide use in construction projects. The first clause says that the parties "shall act as stated in this contract


Court of Appeal clarifies test for risk of dissipation of assets for notification injunctions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2017

The Court of Appeal has held that a notification injunction (an order requiring a respondent to give notice of any dealings with or disposal of


Supreme Court on contractual interpretation - striking a balance between the language used and the commercial implications
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2017

In Wood (Respondent) v Capita Insurance Services Limited (Appellant) 2017 UKSC 24, the Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal brought by


The Marathon decision - is it right that employees can unlawfully remove confidential documents and not pay damages?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2017

The High Court has recently considered the approach to assessing "licence fee damages" in a claim against two former employees of Marathon Asset


Another successful challenge to jurisdiction of English court to hear claims against English domiciled parent companies in relation to acts of subsidiaries abroad
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Kenya, United Kingdom
  • March 8 2017

The High Court has struck out a claim against a UK incorporated parent company and set aside permission to serve a claim form out of the jurisdiction


General Counsel Update - February 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

When we began analysing in depth the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union, 18 months prior to the June


BREXIT: charting a new course
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Global, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 21 2017

If 2016 ended with more questions than answers as to how Brexit would take shape, 2017 began with at least a little more clarity. Speeches delivered