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20 October 2020

2020 Global Bank Review: #disruption

The 2020 edition of our Global Bank Review: #disruption , explores the challenges and opportunities facing banks, with the emergence and impact of the Covid-19 global health pandemic and its subsequent ramifications. While the sector has faced – and overcome – significant disruption before, the...
20 October 2020

International Arbitration in Australia in 2020 – state of play

International arbitration continues to play an increasingly important role in Australia. In this note we canvass some of the key developments in the international arbitration space in 2020, including: Recent judicial support for international arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards,...
16 October 2020

Members of our Digital Law Group contribute to the Tech London Advocates and UK Law Society’s guidance for lawyers advising on distributed ledger technologies

“Technology underpins innovation in legal services and plays a critical role in driving the postcoronavirus recovery across all sectors of the economy. The report of the TLA’s Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group will provide a clear framework and much needed guidance on the use of blockchain in...
15 October 2020


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15 October 2020

Libor transition update - October 2020

The cessation of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate ( LIBOR ) at the end of 2021 has long been an issue vexing the global financial services industry given the scale and geographic spread of exposures to the affected benchmarks across the currencies and terms in which it is published. As we reach...
13 October 2020

Fintech 2021: from crisis to consolidation

For most people, life and work have changed fundamentally since the Covid-19 crisis began – and there are concerns that the crisis could still worsen again . Most areas of the world’s economy have been profoundly affected too, and the Fintech sector is no exception. Fintech has been both an...
13 October 2020

Actualité récente en matière d'assurance et de courtage

Dans ce webinar, Martin Le Touzé , associé, et César Michel , avocat, abordent, aux côtés de Pierre-Alain de Malleray, Président du Groupe Santiane, les thèmes suivants :
12 October 2020

AfCFTA protocol must provide a fair regulatory environment and protection for investors

Negotiators have an opportunity to fashion a regime that supports modern investment policies by promoting sustainable development.
12 October 2020

From our Art Gallery Partners

Please enjoy this special selection of online content from our gallery partners.
09 October 2020

Climate-related disclosures: the new frontier?

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on the Financial Conduct Authority ( FCA )’s proposals for regulating climate-related disclosures and the litigation risks which may arise for issuers from such proposals.
08 October 2020

Balancing Risks and Opportunities: Data Governance in Australia

Data has become the heartbeat of every business in today’s digital world. It is the key to knowing your customers, remaining competitive and succeeding into the future. Yet it comes with great responsibility – knowing how to use your data and protect it is becoming ever more important. Tune into...
06 October 2020

Pressure Points: Insurance for financial losses arising from the pandemic (UK, Australia)

Business has been looking to insurance to cover some of the financial consequences associated with Covid-19, and test cases have been commenced in both the UK and Australia to explore the boundaries within which insurance policies might respond to Covid-19-related losses. In this update, we...
02 October 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...
02 October 2020

ÁREAS DE IMPACTO: Nuevas medidas concursales y societarias para hacer frente a la crisis generada por el Covid-19 (España)

El pasado 20 de septiembre de 2020, entró en vigor la Ley 3/2020, de 18 de septiembre, de medidas procesales y organizativas para hacer frente al COVID-19 en el ámbito de la Administración de Justicia.
01 October 2020

Australian Public M&A Report 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the publication of the twelfth edition of its Australian Public Mergers and Acquisitions Report.