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Latest Constitutional Court judgment on Parliamentary process has significant implications for mining and other economic reforms
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • South Africa
  • August 8 2016

On 28 July 2016, the Constitutional Court issued a timely reminder to South Africa’s legislators that meaningful public participation is vital to the


Supreme Court reformulates test for when a claim will fail due to illegality
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2016

The Supreme Court has established a new approach to the question of whether a defendant will be able to rely on the defence of illegality: Patel


Corporate crime update April 2013 - United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2013

Hungarian nationals Beatrix Boka and Aleksandar Kunkin were sentenced to serve 36 and 46 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in gaining


Tax disputes briefing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2012

From 1973 until October 2004, the taxpayer appellants in Littlewoods overpaid VAT on supplies relating to their catalogue shopping businesses.


Largest fine against an individual to date, for manipulation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2011

Last week, the FSA fined Mr Goenka, a private investor based in Dubai, $9,621,240 (approximately £6 million) for manipulating the closing price of securities listed on the London Stock Exchange.


First interim injunction
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 17 2011

The first interim injunction to prevent market abuse was obtained against Barnett Michael Alexander in May, together with an order freezing £1 million of assets.


Bank unable to recover loss from negligent solicitors Haugesund Kommune and Anor v Depfa ACS Bank (Wikborg Rein as third party) No 2 2011 EWCA Civ 33
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 8 2011

BackgroundIn 2004 and 2005, Depfa Bank entered into swap contracts with two Norwegian Municipalities (the "Kommunes") whereby in effect the Kommunes borrowed substantial sums of money from Depfa.


Recent cases on difficult issues in the law of damages
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 15 2010

The law of damages might at times seem the "poor cousin" of commercial litigation, with both litigants and courts focusing much more time and attention on the principles relating to liability.


Overpayments of benefits: when can a beneficiary keep the overpayment?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 27 2010

In a perfect world, pension scheme trustees would always pay the correct amount of benefit to the correct beneficiary at the correct time.


Compromise agreements: public sector employer's payment of more than potential litigation award not ultra vires
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2010

Overturning a High Court ruling, the Court of Appeal has decided that an NHS Trust's termination payment was not ultra vires even though it exceeded the maximum the employee could be awarded had she gone to tribunal.