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Forsters LLP | United Kingdom | 14 Feb 2019

Top five myths about nuptial agreements: dispelling the most common misconceptions

Many feel apprehensive about raising the subject of nuptial agreements, partly due to the lack of impartial information and the influence of popular misheld beliefs. Despite the widespread belief that nuptial agreements are unfair, worthless and unromantic, they can be a sensible, fair and transparent way to discuss the financial aspects of a marriage and agree the outcome if ever it breaks down.

Stephenson Harwood LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 29 Jan 2019

Deepwater Horizon case on actual or apparent bias to go to the English Supreme Court

Stephenson Harwood was recently instructed by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) to make submissions in support of an application for…

Clifford Chance | United Kingdom | 7 Jun 2018

Court of Appeal rules on arbitrators' duty to disclose

The Court of Appeal recently found that there was no appearance of bias where an arbitrator had accepted multiple arbitral appointments from one party to several arbitrations where the subject matter of the arbitrations was the same or overlapping. Nevertheless, the court held that the arbitrator had had a duty in law and as a matter of good practice to disclose issues where there was a real......

HFW | United Kingdom | 4 May 2018

England & Wales: Appointment of arbitrators in overlapping references

In this case the Court of Appeal assessed the extent to which an arbitrator could accept appointments in multiple references concerning the same or…

Hardwicke | United Kingdom | 30 Apr 2018

Case Comment: Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 817

What is the relationship of previous appointments to arbitrate similar disputes, disclosure of those appointments and apparent bias? The Court of…

Quadrant Chambers | United Kingdom | 23 Apr 2018

Court of Appeal: Arbitrators’ Duty of Disclosure and Apparent Bias

Halliburton Company v Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd: Court of Appeal holds arbitrators may have duty to disclose circumstances that do not ultimately…

Steptoe & Johnson LLP | USA | 12 Apr 2018

FCPA/Anti-Corruption Developments: 2017 Year in Review & Q1 2018 Preview

2017 was a year of transition for US enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and saw a significant increase in global anti-corruption…

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 3 Jan 2018

Materiality Part II: Government Knowledge

This is the second in a five-part series on how U.S. district courts and courts of appeal have applied the materiality standard set forth in Universal…

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP | USA | 26 Sep 2017

FCPA Accounting Provisions Have Teeth: Halliburton to Pay $29.2 Million to Settle FCPA Charges

Along with the anti-bribery provisions, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) contains accounting provisions that apply to publicly traded…

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2017

A Primer on Insurance Coverage for FCPA Claims and Investigations

The frequency and magnitude of FCPA investigations and claims continue to grow. Last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced…
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