Upcoming webinar – International Litigation Update

On Tuesday 18 October (12noon – 1.00pm UK time) we will present the first in a new series of webinars for Herbert Smith Freehills clients and contacts, focussing on the issues that arise in litigating cross border disputes. In this webinar: Larry Shore, a disputes partner in our New York office, will consider ways of obtaining evidence … Read more

Upcoming webinar – Dispute resolution choices for finance parties: A practical look at recent developments affecting dispute resolution options

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 parties. Finance parties are often inclined to revert to favoured dispute resolution choices in their transactions. This default position is largely based on … Read more

Commercial Court considers when a contract is “manifestly more closely connected” with another country for the purpose of determining applicable law

The Commercial Court has considered the meaning of "manifestly more closely connected" with another country in Article 4 of the Rome I Regulation ((EC) No 593/2008), holding that this escape clause only applies if the cumulative weight of the factors connecting the contract to another country "clearly and decisively" outweighs the law which would otherwise … Read more