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08 August 2022

The UPC Rules

In July 2022 the UPC Rules of Procedure (the Rules) were announced as approved . The previous (18 th ) draft has been the only available version since 2017. There is yet to be a consolidated version released but the Administrative Committee has release the amendments only, in tracked changes form...
08 August 2022

EU agrees new rules to rein in 'wild west' crypto industry

EU legislators have outlined a landmark regulation package to protect consumers and increase transparency in the nascent crypto market
05 August 2022

IP law podcast series - Unravelling the issues

Our experts explore the hottest topics and controversies in intellectual property law
05 August 2022

Australian regulator consults on new operational risk management prudential standard

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ( APRA ) has released its consultation on a new cross-industry prudential standard for operational risk management, CPS 230, which proposes to introduce a range of new requirements on APRA-regulated entities for managing operational risk and enhance...
04 August 2022

Cartel Intel: Interview with Ashley Brickles, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

As part of our quarterly Cartel Intel series, Herbert Smith Freehills' Brussels partner Daniel Vowden sat down with Ashley Brickles, (Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting) to discuss the latest EMEA cartel developments
04 August 2022

Another one bites the dust – managing risk in scheme transactions in Australia

A series of public M&A transactions in Australia have recently been called off or renegotiated in light of a changing market and worsening economic conditions, highlighting the need for target companies to carefully consider and protect against deal termination risk.
04 August 2022

UK Government herds defined benefit pension schemes towards low-dependency future

The new legislation will push schemes towards low-risk funding and investment strategies
03 August 2022

Tax in Australia

Global enterprises, corporations and businesses functioning or actively trading in Australia along with its taxpayers, have to comply within a dynamic tax landscape. It is distinctly multifaceted and complex.
03 August 2022

Time for reform: Can Australia bring secured transaction law into the digital age?

Reforms to Australian secured transaction law is required to meet the demands of the modern and adaptive digital asset marketplace – but will Australia’s lawmakers get on board?
03 August 2022

Tax in M&A in the UK and Europe – What you need to know

The third edition of our comprehensive guide to tax in European transactions breaks down the key tactical issues for deal professionals and boards. From transfer taxes, to debt financing, to post-deal disposal issues – our experts chart the EMEA landscape
02 August 2022

12 months reprieve for Foreign Financial Services Providers using Australian Financial Services Licence Exemptions

Today the Australian corporate regulator, ASIC, announced an extension of 12 months for the transitional arrangements for the passporting exemptions and limited connection exemption, which will now expire on 31 March 2024.
02 August 2022

Product Liability 2022

Our product liability team in London has published a guide to managing the recall of defective products across multiple jurisdictions.
02 August 2022

Tax Bites: Australian Tax Podcast Series

We explore the latest tax developments in Australia.
01 August 2022

Crypto winter is here – what does it mean for insolvency practitioners?

The collapse of the market for crypto assets is heralding a string of insolvencies and unprecedented technical challenges. Our experts gauge the emerging issues
29 July 2022

Acting in concert under the UK Takeover Code: new UK Takeover Panel proposal

The UK Takeover Panel is consulting on changes to who is treated as "acting in concert" for the purposes of the UK Takeover Code.