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Webinars | 05 October 2017

UPCOMING: Environmental and Human Rights Issues in Africa have International Implications - know what rights and remedies apply

Thursday 5 October 2017, 1.00 - 2.00pm BSTRead more
Events | 28 September 2017

Menas Breakfast Briefing – Nigeria

We would be delighted to see you at our next breakfast briefing organised with co-hosts Menas Associates.Read more
Legal Briefings | 21 September 2017

Data protection and privacy updates

See our list of recent developments in data protection and privacy below.Read more
Legal Briefings | 21 September 2017

Data Protection Bill published: no major surprises for businesses, which should now begin to prepare in earnest for GDPR

The Government published the draft Data Protection Bill (the "Bill") on 14 September. The Bill will be debated at its second reading in the House of Lords on 10 October 2017. The Bill will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "1998 Act") and will be supplemented by the EU General Data...Read more
Legal Briefings | 21 September 2017

The GDPR: The “whole of business” issue at the top of your board agenda

Data has evolved in our digital economy to become the lifeblood of global trade. It affects all businesses and industries and dealing with it is a "whole of business" issue, affecting each and every team within an organisation. With innovation, comes regulation and Europe is on the cusp of...Read more
Legal Briefings | 21 September 2017


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018 to all EEA countries, and aims to harmonise data protection procedures and enforcement across the EU. The run up is set to be a busy period for many organisations preparing for compliance. This is where our European cross-...Read more
Legal Briefings | 21 September 2017


This briefing summarises the Macron reforms in relation to the simplification of redundancy processes: Limiting the economic difficulties test to the business sector in France exclusively Defining what is a business sector Reducing the redeployment obligations – limiting these to France For...Read more
Legal Briefings | 20 September 2017

COAG Energy Council proposes to bypass the AEMC when making rules for energy security and reliability of the NEM or long term planning for the NEM

Draft legislation that will allow the Coalition of Australian Governments ( COAG ) Energy Council to bypass the current rule change processes by allowing the South Australian Minister to make rules under the National Electricity Law ( NEL ) and National Gas Law ( NGL ) (and to a limited extent the...Read more
Guides | 20 September 2017

South and Southeast Asia Private Equity Review

With 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and India steadily emerging as a sweet spot for private equity investors, it is timely that we discuss the investment trends across South and Southeast Asia in the private equity sector.Read more
Legal Briefings | 19 September 2017

EU proposals for the screening of foreign direct investments

On 13 September 2017 the EU Commission unveiled a set of proposals for the screening of foreign direct investments into the EU.Read more
Legal Briefings | 19 September 2017

Superannuation regulatory pivot

On 14 September 2017, three important superannuation bills were introduced into Parliament: the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2017; the Treasury Laws Amendment (Improving Accountability and Member Outcomes in...Read more
Guides | 18 September 2017

GDPR made simple - Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

The Pensions team at Herbert Smith Freehills have collaborated with the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) to produce a "Made Simple" guide to help pension trustees prepare for the arrival of the GDPR , and to illustrate how they can best ensure GDPR-readiness in advance of 25 May...Read more
Legal Briefings | 18 September 2017

Whistleblower protections

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services ( Committee ) has proposed widespread reform to whistleblowing legislation in Australia.Read more
Legal Briefings | 18 September 2017

Infrastructure trends - #2: Demographics are driving greenfield projects

In this series of short articles we look at the current trends affecting infrastructure investment in Australia . This article considers trend #2 – how demographics are driving greenfield infrastructure projects.Read more
Legal Briefings | 18 September 2017

Competing class actions: When is a permanent stay of a proceeding warranted?

We now have greater clarity regarding the principles to be applied when competing (and substantially identical) class actions are filed against a single defendant based on the same set of circumstances.Read more