Announcements

India related commercial contracts: dispute resolution and governing law clauses

Herbert Smith Freehills has published a new edition of its well-regarded Guide on dispute resolution and governing law clauses in India-related commercial contracts. The Guide is intended to assist in-house counsel who handle India-related commercial contracts on behalf of non-Indian … Continue reading

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Global Pound Conference series – new online voting system now open

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) series concluded on 6 July, with the final conference held at the Guildhall in London. This landmark project (of which Herbert Smith Freehills is the lead sponsor)  has seen more than 3,000 corporate and disputes professionals come … Continue reading

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New provisions for concurrent expert evidence or “hot-tubbing”

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has approved amendments to Practice Direction 35.11, which governs the procedure for concurrent expert evidence, or "hot-tubbing", which was formally introduced into English civil procedure by the Jackson reforms. The amendments implement a number of … Continue reading

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Upcoming webinar – Cross-Border Litigation Update

On Thursday 29 June (1.00 – 2.00pm UK time) we will present the second in our series of webinars for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts spotlighting legal and practical issues relevant to litigating cross-border disputes. In this webinar: Thomas Riley, … Continue reading

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Brexit Blog launches with Brexit Q&A

As formal Brexit negotiations have now started, Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of its new Brexit Notes blog, where you will find articles and updates on the latest Brexit developments.  As well as reporting on new … Continue reading

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Managing risk: a disputes perspective (2017)

Herbert Smith Freehills recently held its annual disputes client conference exploring some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates. The event was attended by close to 100 clients. After opening remarks by Mark Shillito, head of dispute resolution for … Continue reading

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New Global Construction & Infrastructure Disputes publication

The Herbert Smith Freehills Global Construction and Infrastructure Disputes Practice has published the inaugural issue of its new publication "Inside Construction and Infra". This showcases the expertise of our leading construction and infrastructure disputes lawyers, giving our clients the benefit of their experience … Continue reading

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Article published – Contractual interpretation: continuity rather than change?

The past few years have provided an abundance of case law on contractual interpretation, including cases at the highest levels. These have sometimes appeared to pull in different directions, particularly on the respective roles of natural meaning and "business common sense" in … Continue reading

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Cross-border litigation – international perspectives

Herbert Smith Freehills has published the first issue of a new periodic publication "Cross-Border Litigation", designed to highlight legal and practical issues specific to litigation with an international aspect. The publication will tap into the expertise of the firm's leading commercial … Continue reading

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Article published – Choice of law and jurisdiction post-Brexit: business as usual so far?

Recent reports from Parliament have identified the problems and risks that could arise post-Brexit if the current rules on choice of law and jurisdiction no longer apply, and there are no acceptable replacements negotiated. But are clients turning away from English choice of law … Continue reading

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