Bringing Fraud Claims under an Arbitration Agreement

Partner, Simon Bushell, has published an article entitled "Bringing Fraud Claims under an Arbitration Agreement – Does the Arbitral Process Pack Enough Punch?" in the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2012. The article considers the particular challenges faced by a… Read more

Colombia withdraws from ICJ over Nicaragua v Colombia ruling

On 19 November 2012, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the International Court of Justice (the "ICJ"), ruled that Colombia has sovereignty over seven disputed islands in the western Caribbean but granted Nicaragua control of a large amount… Read more

Recent Developments in India-related international arbitration

Herbert Smith Freehills has issued its latest Indian International Arbitration e-bulletin. The e-bulletin considers the decision of the Supreme Court of India in Bharat Aluminium, as well as the recent decisions of the Delhi High Court concerning non-disclosure of interests… Read more

Upcoming Seminar: Global Arbitration Highlights of 2012

On Tuesday 11 December 2012, Herbert Smith Freehills will host an evening seminar at its Exchange House offices in London. The seminar, chaired by co-head of international arbitration Paula Hodges, will focus on the global arbitration highlights of 2012 and… Read more

Recent arbitration developments in the Middle East

There have been three recent developments in the sphere of arbitration in the GCC. The first two relate to the validity of arbitration agreements as ruled on by the highest courts in Dubai and Kuwait. The third development relates to… Read more

UN Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights

The first annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights will be held in Geneva on 4-5 December 2012.  The UN Forum will bring together governments, national human rights institutions, business associations, companies, NGOs and UN bodies to discuss the… Read more

Our new firm: Herbert Smith Freehills

Today has seen the launch of our newly merged firm, which combines the market leading practices of legacy firms Herbert Smith and Freehills. The new firm has 2,800 lawyers, including 460 partners, across 20 offices in Australasia, EMEA, the UK… Read more

OIC investment treaty – investor protection in the Islamic world

One of the key considerations when looking at overseas investment, particularly in the emerging markets, is the protection that the foreign investor will have from state expropriation of the investor's assets and from other interference in the investment.  Structuring investments… Read more