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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | USA | 4 Apr 2018

A reminder that inadvertent disclosure of privileged material will not engage the cherry picking rule

The Administrative Court has held that a defendant did not lose privilege in unredacted passages of documents that had been provided for inspection

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Hong Kong | 29 Jan 2018

Hong Kong: Disclosure of Criminal Convictions

Employers often seek to carry out criminal and other background checks on new employees as part of their pre-hire processes. The discovery of a prior

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Oct 2016

Publication of the Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17

The Criminal Finances Bill 2016-17 (the "Bill") was presented to Parliament and had its first reading in the House of Commons on Thursday 13th

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Aug 2016

Court of Appeal clarifies when court will allow inspection of documents mentioned in witness statement or statement of case

In a recent decision, the Court of Appeal has clarified the approach to be taken in determining whether the court should allow inspection of a

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 18 Jul 2016

Policy guidance given by HMRC may give rise to a general legitimate expectation

In R (Biffa Waste Services Limited) v the Commissioners for HMRC 2016 EWHC 1444 (Admin), the claimant company ("Biffa") challenged HMRC's

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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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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Jul 2016

Predictive coding ordered despite party’s objections

The High Court has ordered disclosure to be carried out using predictive coding despite a party's objections to the use of the technology: Brown v

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | USA | 16 May 2016

New York district court rejects application for use of confidential documents in LCIA arbitration

Beny Steinmetz Group Resources ("BSGR"), a company based in Guernsey and accused of bribery in Guinea, has been denied permission by a Magistrate

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | USA | 26 Nov 2015

Amended US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure narrow availability of civil discovery and sanctions

Important changes to the US Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which govern the conduct of civil proceedings in US federal district court, will

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Hong Kong | 10 Nov 2015

When will the Hong Kong court grant pre-action discovery?

In Zhang Shouen and another v Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd HCMP 6822015, the Court considered whether to grant the applicants' request

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