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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 22 Nov 2018

Brexit Final Political Declaration: Nothing new to see here?

On financial services, the final political declaration contains essentially the same three points as in last week’s outline political declaration (the

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Russia | 17 Nov 2018

The ICC standard arbitration clause potentially invalid in Russia

According to Russian media, the ICC has recently applied to the Russian Supreme Court (“SC“) asking that it clarify the approach of Russian courts to

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 15 Nov 2018

Brexit deal - what does it mean for insurers and insurance intermediaries?

Yesterday's announcements on the terms agreed for the UK's withdrawal from the EU say relatively little about the future framework for cross-border

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union | 15 Nov 2018

Brexit Outline Political Declaration: Initial indicators for the financial services industry

Yesterday’s announcements on the terms agreed for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU say relatively little about the future framework for cross-border

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 9 Nov 2018

High Court finds SFO can compel production of documents held by foreign company outside the jurisdiction

In a recent decision in the context of a judicial review, the High Court held that the SFO was able to compel a foreign company to produce documents

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Feb 2017

Costs judge finds information from mediation is admissible when considering costs consequences of settlement

Documents produced for the purposes of mediation are generally covered by without prejudice privilege and, subject to limited exceptions, cannot

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom, European Union, Ireland | 14 Dec 2016

A litigator’s yearbook: 2016 (England and Wales)

2016 has been an eventful year on any measure. While it may not be remembered principally for developments relating to commercial litigation, there

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 19 Oct 2016

Settlement offer conveyed through a mediator found not to be protected by without prejudice privilege due to ‘unambiguous impropriety’

The Court of Appeal has recently applied the rarely invoked "unambiguous impropriety" exception to without prejudice ("WP") privilege, to find that a

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Oct 2016

Two High Court decisions illustrate broad application of without prejudice protection

In two recent cases, the courts have rejected attempts to introduce evidence of without prejudice (WP) communications. The decisions emphasise the

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Jul 2016

Failure to comply with freezing orders leads to prison

In JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank and Another v Pugachev 2016 EWHC 248 & 258 Ch (sentence) and 2016 EWHC 192 (Ch) (liability), the English

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