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26 March 2020

COVID-19 UK: People - PRA and FCA publish guidance on key workers in financial services

On 19 March, the UK Government published guidance requesting that schools and other educational institutions provide limited care for children whose parents have roles that are critical to the COVID-19 response. This includes parents working in certain financial services roles that are essential to...
26 March 2020

COVID-19 GERMANY: GOVERNANCE - Suspension of the insolvency application obligation

26 March 2020

COVID-19 Germany: The Government's response

26 March 2020

COVID-19 RUSSIA: PRESSURE POINTS: CIVIL LAW QUALIFICATION AND CONSEQUENCES FOR CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS UNDER RUSSIAN LAW

Notwithstanding its detrimental impact on both the public health and the global economy, the increasingly global prevalence of the novel coronavirus (which causes the disease known as “COVID-19”) has less obvious and straightforward legal consequences for market participants.
25 March 2020

Navigating COVID-19 Podcast Series

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant health, social and economic challenges world-wide, forcing governments and businesses to critically assess the impact to their people, operations and governance. We understand that navigating the pace of change, whilst also dealing with immediate issues...
25 March 2020

COVID-19 Global: Pressure Points - Is it time for a Standstill Agreement for your project?

Economic pressure is and will continue to have an effect on projects, which raises the question, is it time for you to implement a Standstill Agreement or is it too late?
25 March 2020

COVID-19 GLOBAL: GOVERNANCE - DOES COVID-19 IMPACT THE TIMING OF YOUR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS?

Finance documents typically use the concept of “Business Days” to count how much time a party has to fulfil certain obligations, including payment and notification obligations. In light of recent approaches by various governments in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, this briefing...
25 March 2020

The Annual Family Reunion

We are lucky to be part of a big, broad, beautiful alumni community here in Perth - the HSF family. Come along to the Quay, and catch up with the Perth crew - old and new - at HQ Bar + Kitchen. We’ll give you great food, fine wine and fabulous company. We hope to see you on the night.
25 March 2020

COVID-19 Europe: Pressure points - Short selling restrictions and other reporting developments in the EU

During this unprecedented period of disruption, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and other national regulators have taken various extraordinary steps to address the risks faced by financial markets in the EU. In the past week, ESMA has issued a decision amending the notification...
25 March 2020

Alumni End of Summer Soirée

Please join us for an end of summer soirée and reconnect with old friends and colleagues. You will be indulged in our Prosecco Bar and Messina Gelato stand. As a special treat, Blackman Bay Oysters will also provide an Oyster Butler Experience and we will enjoy oysters plucked from the pristine...
25 March 2020

The Real Estate Law Review - 9th Edition: Russia Chapter

Under Russian law there are two main legal interests in real property: a) ownership: full title allowing possession, use and disposal of the property, including leasing it out to tenants. It is in some respects similar to freehold, although Russian law recognises separate ownership of land and of...
25 March 2020

COVID-19 PRESSURE POINTS: WILL THIS BE A VALID BASIS FOR AVOIDING CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS?

With the continuing rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 worldwide declared to be a pandemic by WHO, in addition to obvious implications of the outbreak for individuals, businesses are likely to be exposed to a heightened risk of legal implications arising across their supply chain.
25 March 2020

COVID-19 Australia: Temporary changes to insolvency laws - Australian Federal Government addresses COVID-19 financial distress

The Australian Federal Government has now passed temporary amendments to insolvency and corporations laws in light of the challenges COVID-19 poses to many otherwise profitable and viable businesses.
24 March 2020

COVID-19 UK: People – key issues for UK employers

The COVID-19 outbreak is clearly a matter of major concern for employers given the impact on their staff and business. At the start of the outbreak, the employer's legal duty of care to provide a safe place to work primarily meant communicating with staff on hygiene advice and updating and...
24 March 2020

COVID-19 Australia: Equity Raising in the face of COVID-19

In this current environment of uncertainty, we have set out a refresher on the three main capital raising alternatives available to ASX listed entities that may be seeking to bolster their balance sheets. For many listed entities it will be a complicated question whether to raise or not and, if so...