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24 September 2020

Webinar: Sustainability in Arbitration – Reducing the environmental impact of our disputes

Herbert Smith Freehills and the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations are delighted to invite you to attend our webinar on Sustainability in Arbitration. Environmental sustainability is not a new subject, but is one that is increasingly at the forefront of government and corporate strategy and...
23 September 2020

Brewster and beyond: an update on litigation funding

23 September 2020

Predicted trends in class actions beyond the pandemic

Covid-19 inevitably raises the prospect of claims but what else is on the class action horizon?
23 September 2020

Where to next? The class actions landscape in 2020

22 September 2020

Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Rail Transport 2021 European Union

Our legal specialists in transport comprising Tom Marshall, John Williams, Patrick Mitchell, Oliver Grabowski, Tim Briggs and Max Kaufman, have contributed to the European Union chapter of Lexology's latest country by country guide on Rail Transport 2021.
22 September 2020


The energy transition is considered a catalyst for the supply of clean, secure and affordable energy in Germany. In the fight against climate change, hydrogen made with renewable electricity (green hydrogen) is increasingly regarded as the solution for the decarbonisation of industry sectors with...
22 September 2020

Navigating the low price oil environment

Oil prices have recently reached historic lows. Oil companies are faced with a number of potential legal issues as low oil prices impact their trading and operational agreements. In this podcast series we consider some of the key issues triggered by the current low oil price environment, looking in...
21 September 2020

The Carry: Private Equity Insights

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the second edition of The Carry: Private Equity Insights .
21 September 2020

China Investment Guide 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched the 2020 edition of its practical guide, "China investment guide‎".
18 September 2020

The Future of Consumer Series

The consumer sector is at an exciting time with the opportunities from innovation and technology, and also under constant pressure to keep pace with regulatory intervention and change; disruptive technologies; and business model adaptations. In this series of insights, we tackle a range of issues...
18 September 2020

Exploring Opportunities: Digitise to survive and thrive – Six steps to a successful digital transformation (Global)

The need to digitise has never been so relevant and important for business. Global trade has been disrupted and reshaped – the ability to ensure critical operations can continue and to rapidly adjust to a very dynamic situation has become a determiner of business survival. Only those businesses...
17 September 2020

Brexit countdown: Big changes are coming on 1 January 2021 whatever happens as negotiation tensions rise

As businesses and governments around the world continue to grapple with the implications of COVID-19, Brexit is fast approaching. This time for real. Last year, as businesses awaited a potential Brexit without a deal, the difference was stark. ‘Deal’ meant entering a status quo transition period in...
16 September 2020

Webinar: Employment & IR Briefing Series 2020 - What's next? (Australia)

In this webinar briefing, our Employment, IR and Safety team discuss the most recent employment and IR issues and developments for HR practitioners and general counsel. Featuring partners drawn from each of our Australian offices, the panel canvassed the lessons and insights they have been sharing...
16 September 2020

Judgment in UK test case on insurance cover for Covid losses

The decision in the UK test case on business interruption insurance coverage related to Covid-19 was handed down last night (Australian time) and represents a potentially significant win for policyholders. The UK Financial Conduct Authority, which brought the case on behalf of policyholders, was...
16 September 2020

Governance: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: Impact on Airline Insolvency (UK)

In July 2019, we published a briefing on the recommendations proposed by the Airline Insolvency Review’s final report, 1 which was commissioned by the UK Government to assess the existing protections available to passengers in the event of a future airline insolvency and make recommendations to...