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10 September 2020

International Construction Law Conference

KCL Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution in collaboration with the Academy of Experts invite you to this online conference. Thu, 10 September 2020 09:30 – 18:00 BST
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...
12 August 2020

Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety podcast

Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the latest developments we are seeing for our clients in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space covering areas such as underpayment compliance, annualised salary provisions, industrial manslaughter laws...
12 August 2020

Victoria’s Stage 4 restrictions: Navigating the current rules for employers

Victoria’s Stage 4 restrictions came into proper effect from 11:59pm, Wednesday 5 August 2020. Although the restrictions significantly impact a substantial number of businesses across metropolitan Melbourne, attempting to navigate the framework involves reviewing a myriad of sources, including...
11 August 2020

People: Job Retention Scheme (UK)

Updated 11 August 2020 On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor confirmed the extension of the HMRC's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ("CJRS"), with new flexibility added for employers to partially furlough employees from 1 July 2020. Employees can now work for any proportion of their usual hours and any...
11 August 2020

UPC Structure – local, regional and central divisions

The UPC will have a Court of First Instance (divided into local, regional and central divisions) and a Court of Appeal (Luxembourg). Cases will commence in any one of these divisions according to the subject matter and the prescribed division set out in the UPCA and the UPC Rules. The main seat of...
10 August 2020

New guide to compliance for Hong Kong-listed companies launched

With numerous changes to regulations in the past year, our new edition of " Compliance Guide for Companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange " is essential reading for Hong Kong-listed companies and their advisers.
05 August 2020

Inside tech Asia webinar series

Our Inside Tech Asia Webinar Series covers a range of topics including fintech and digital banking, digital infrastructure, healthtech, and growth and investments in Asia Pacific. New themes and episodes will be added regularly. To join a live webinar session, please register and save the calendar...
04 August 2020

Comparing the fault standards in Australian and UK shareholder class actions

Continuous disclosure obligations applicable to shareholder class action claims have been the subject of much debate in Australia in recent years. Recent amendments to the continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) are intended to reduce opportunistic shareholder class...
03 August 2020

Biodiversity Net Gain Podcast Series

The embedding of environmental net gain is a headline of the UK Government’s 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment.
03 August 2020

Legislating for LIBOR transition: UK/EU jurisdictional battle or complementary regimes?

The European Commission has published its proposals for an EU legislative solution for the transition of legacy LIBOR contracts.
03 August 2020


Welcome to our soundbite series on the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 which came into effect on 26 June 2020. The provisions of the Act are complex and could have significant impact on companies in distress and their creditors, particularly landlords, suppliers, financial services...
30 July 2020

Funded class actions under the spotlight: Australian Federal Government introduces new regulations

On 24 July 2020, the Australian Federal Government introduced new regulations, removing the ‘managed investment scheme’ ( MIS ) and other financial services regulatory exemptions that apply for litigation funding schemes used in class actions.
30 July 2020

Human rights arguments increasingly deployed in climate change litigation

There has been a significant rise over the past five years in the number of climate change claims that have been based (at least in part) on human rights principles, according to the latest report from the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment...
29 July 2020

Pressure points: Trustees and administrators prepare for what’s ahead: Ombudsman to see a rise in complaints due to Covid-19 (UK)

The Pensions Ombudsman recently published both its Corporate Plan 2020-2023 and Annual Report for 2019/2020, which reveal that the number of enquiries the Ombudsman received has significantly increased in the last year. In addition, the Ombudsman expects the number of complaints to “undoubtedly”...