HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS CONTRIBUTES TO LEADING PUBLICATION ON LITIGATION FUNDING

Hong Kong has recently seen a flurry of legislative activity in relation to third-party funding. The long anticipated law allows third parties to fund arbitrations seated in Hong Kong including related court and mediation proceedings, as well as work done in Hong Kong for arbitrations seated elsewhere. These legislative changes will come into force on … Read more

Class actions are going global: Is your business ready?

Companies across the globe are increasingly facing the risk of class action litigation, with some finding themselves unprepared when a claim is lodged. We have recently launched a new Globalisation of Class Actions hub to keep Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts up-to-date on recent developments in class actions across the globe. The hub contains a facility to subscribe to … Read more

New class action law in Thailand

The Thai Civil Procedure Code has been amended to allow for class action suits to be brought by large groups of plaintiffs for breach of civil wrongs, including breach of tort, breach of contract and breach of labour rights. The amendment is the product of a 14-year class-action amendment consultation process, involving collaboration between Thailand … Read more

Class Actions 2013/2014 – Developments and Trends

Herbert Smith Freehills has recently published the Class Actions Developments and Trends report 2013/2014. Damian Grave, Ken Adams and Jason Betts provide a review of the past year and consider possible trends for 2014 for Australia, amongst other jurisdictions, while Peter Godwin and Gareth Thomas provide an update of the recent developments in Tokyo and Hong Kong.  … Read more