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07 September 2020

London International Disputes Week 2020

We are pleased to announce that London International Disputes Week (LIDW) is returning for a second year in September 2020. Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be associated with this key event, which celebrates London as a global centre for dispute resolution. 7 – 11 September 2020 For more...
05 May 2020

Alumni: The Grand Reunion - London 2020

We are delighted to invite you to The Grand Reunion: London 2020
02 April 2020

3rd Annual GAR Live Construction Disputes

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be a conference supporter.
01 April 2020

Paris Arbitration Week 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be supporting Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) 2020, which takes place between 30 March to 3 April 2020.
16 March 2020

Panel Discussion: Driving efficiencies in arbitral practice

The International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 has delivered the required framework for South Africa to become a truly international arbitration hub. The inaugural Johannesburg Arbitration Week, which takes place on 17-19 March 2020, will take a step towards this goal, exploring recent developments...
12 March 2020

23rd Annual IBA Arbitration Day, Innovation 360: new and novel ideas for the practice of arbitration—critically tested

A conference presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee 12-13 March 2020
28 February 2020

Caught short: short seller activist found to have misled

Short seller activism and the use of negative research reports in Australia are on the rise. The NSW Supreme Court has recently handed down its judgment in Rural Funds Management Limited v Bonitas Research LLC [2020] NSWSC 61, the first Australian case regarding a short seller negative research...
28 February 2020

Australia: Safety Update – COVID-19

Following the outbreak of novel coronavirus, we recommend that businesses take steps to ensure that they manage associated risks to the health and safety of workers, both at home and abroad.
28 February 2020

ASIC flags welcome guidance for listed company rescue deals

ASIC is consulting on guidance which would simplify corporate rescue deals for listed companies through the ‘DOCA takeover’ mechanism pioneered in the Mirabela and Nexus Energy deals.
28 February 2020

Important changes in the AFSL landscape

The Australian financial services license ( AFSL ) landscape has just shifted under your feet. The Australian Securities & Investments Commission ( ASIC ) now requires all new and current applicants for the grant or variation of an AFSL to satisfy a ‘fit and proper person test’ in relation to...
28 February 2020

The road ahead: the 2019 Australian IPO Review

It gives us great pleasure to present The Road Ahead: The 2019 Australian IPO Review. To access your copy of the full report please click on the Download button above or to read on your mobile, please click on the article links below.
28 February 2020

2019 Australian IPO Review: Some key themes

28 February 2020

2019 Australian IPO Review: IPOs by the numbers

28 February 2020

2019 Australian IPO Review: REIT IPOs – The answer for you?

Australian real estate continues to attract substantial investment, both from domestic and offshore players, with the predominant structure for commercial property ownership being real estate investment trusts (both listed and unlisted). Recent experience demonstrates that REIT IPOs continue to be...
28 February 2020

Inside Arbitration

In a global business it can often be difficult to get to know your colleagues in other offices and locations. You may deal with them by email or over the phone, but that rarely equates to understanding how, or why, they came to be doing the work they do today or the additional skills and...