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The recast Brussels Regulation: Implications for commercial parties – PLC Magazine article

The recast Brussels Regulation has introduced significant changes to the EU rules on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments for proceedings commenced from 10 January 2015, as well as clarifying the scope of the exclusion of arbitration from the Brussels regime. … Continue reading

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Legal implications of default, renegotiation and possible exit of an EU member state: protections for investors under bilateral investment treaties

Following the recent Greek elections and Syriza’s commitment to negotiating a restructuring of Greece’s debt, many in the EU and beyond will be considering the implications of a renegotiated bailout or a Greek departure from the Eurozone. For a discussion of … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills Global Arbitration Practice announces relocation of partner Andrew Cannon to Paris

Herbert Smith Freehills today announced that London-based international arbitration partner Andrew Cannon has relocated to Paris. His move strengthens the firm’s unmatched Paris-London arbitration axis, and enhances our common law and public international law expertise in our thriving Paris practice. … Continue reading

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Paris Court of Appeal considers scope of arbitrator’s obligation to disclose any potential conflicts of interest

 The Paris Court of Appeal has overturned a judgment granting exequatur (order for enforcement) of an arbitral award as a result of the sole arbitrator’s failure to disclose a potential conflict of interest. At the time of his appointment in … Continue reading

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Procedural fairness as a ground for setting aside awards: what’s fair is fair

In its recent decision in Triulzi Cesare SRL v Xinyi Group (Glass) Co Ltd [2014] SGHC 220, the Singapore High Court considered the grounds on which an arbitral award may be set aside for procedural unfairness and, in doing so, … Continue reading

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The future of investor-state arbitration

We live in interesting times for investment arbitration. There is wider public engagement with investment protection than there has ever been, prompted by the European Commission’s public consultation on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU … Continue reading

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Panel speaks on international and private law implications of the creation of new States

With the question of independence on the agenda in Scotland and Kurdistan to name only two, the possible creation of new states has potentially significant ramifications for business, and particularly investments, risk assessments and contracts. Today a panel comprised of … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: India Insights: the challenge of India-related dispute resolution and the post-election Investment landscape

Monday 7 July 2014 9.30am BST It has been a time of change for the investment climate in India – driven in large part by recent and very significant changes in the political climate in India, changing attitude of the … Continue reading

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Terminating supply contracts

It has now been over a year since the Rana Plaza garment factory disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which lead many businesses to initiate a careful audit of their supply chains.  Retailers increasingly recognise the importance of working collaboratively with their … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Arbitration Practice promotes Jun Bautista and Iain Maxwell to Of Counsel

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce the promotion of Jun Bautista (Hong Kong) and Iain Maxwell (London) to Of Counsel. Jun Bautista has substantial experience in the international arbitration arena, and is a Philippines expert. Qualified in New York … Continue reading

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