Monthly Archives: July 2016

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade: anti-suit injunctions and arbitration in London post-Brexit

The post below was first published on our Arbitration blog London has long been a city associated with international arbitration. In 2015, even with the UK referendum on EU membership looming, according to analysis by theCity UK, London was the seat … Continue reading

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ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTIONS AND ARBITRATION POST-BREXIT

Brexit has inevitably led to reflection on the commercial, legal and practical effects on arbitration.

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DEVELOPMENT JOINT VENTURES: FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS, MINORITY RIGHTS AND THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION

The post below was first published on our UK Real Estate Development blog Author: Paul Chases, Senior Associate and Head of Corporate Real Estate, London In the UK property market one investment or development project can vary considerably from another.  However, the … Continue reading

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THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON DATA PROTECTION AND CYBER SECURITY

This blog post summarises a number of unanswered questions in data protection and cyber security legislation brought on by Brexit. The "in-out" Referendum on the question of the UK's membership of the EU has resulted in a majority of voters … Continue reading

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Brexit – Implications for insurers

The post below was first published on our Insurance blog The UK vote to leave the EU raises novel political and legal questions which neither side of the referendum campaign appears to have considered in any meaningful way.  Nonetheless, businesses are … Continue reading

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BREXIT: INDIRECT IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING

The real estate sector as a whole is in a strong position to cope with such short-term volatility. There are many briefings on what Brexit means for real estate and I don’t intend to repeat them in this article. There are only … Continue reading

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UPCOMING WEBINAR – DISPUTE RESOLUTION CHOICES FOR FINANCE PARTIES: A PRACTICAL LOOK AT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING DISPUTE RESOLUTION OPTIONS

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog On Thursday 14 July (12.45 – 1.45pm BST), Adam Johnson, Nick Peacock and Vanessa Naish (chair) will deliver a webinar for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts looking at dispute resolution choices for finance … Continue reading

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Is the consent of the Scottish Parliament required for Brexit?

Westminster retains the right to legislate in relation to Scotland, in any matter – the Sewel Convention does not provide Scottish Parliament with a veto. It has been suggested that because the laws of Scotland cannot be incompatible with EU … Continue reading

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SURVIVING BREXIT WITHOUT BREAKING THE LAW

There is a real opportunity for businesses to engage in joint lobbying on the shape of the UK exit. But in doing so, they need to keep an eye on competition law risks. As the UK faces potentially significant legal … Continue reading

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ARTICLE PUBLISHED – ENFORCING JUDGMENTS IN THE EU POST BREXIT

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog The UK’s anticipated exit from the EU will have implications for many areas, including the enforcement of English court judgments across the EU. The ease (or otherwise) with which judgments may be … Continue reading

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