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Events | 27 January 2017

Ghana: A smooth transition precedes the hard work ahead

A breakfast briefing with our co-hosts, Menas Associates.
Legal Briefings | 12 January 2017

REACH: EAC INQUIRY REGARDING TRANSPOSITION INTO UK LAW

In our recent blog post on the Great Repeal Bill and environmental legislation, we considered the difficulty of disentangling and converting certain EU-derived law. The DEFRA Secretary of State, Andrea Leadsom, has since stated that roughly a third of EU environmental law cannot be simply "copy-...
Guides | 10 January 2017

Preview of 2017 - a schedule of anticipated legal developments for the year ahead

2017 will see major changes to the UK legal landscape, with Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union expected to be triggered by the end of March 2017 to begin the Brexit process. The legal implications of Brexit will be hugely significant; preparing for their impact will be a substantial...
Legal Briefings | 09 January 2017

Payment systems and Financial System Inquiry

Technological change is driving new models of doing business and greater consumer expectations of service delivery, for example, real-time value transfer.
Legal Briefings | 06 January 2017

SFC ISSUES FURTHER GUIDANCE ON SUITABILITY OBLIGATIONS – THE CORNERSTONE OF INVESTOR PROTECTION

As foreshadowed in the Consultation Conclusions on the Proposed Amendments to the Professional Investor Regime and Further Consultation on the Client Agreement Requirements issued by the Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) on 25 September 2014, the SFC has conducted a detailed study (...
Legal Briefings | 05 January 2017

Brexit – what IP issues to consider now

We set out our thoughts and predictions upon how protection and enforcement of IP in the UK may be impacted once Brexit arrives. We have also suggested some immediate action points for consideration in the weeks or months to come, prior to Brexit, to ensure that your business is best protected...
Legal Briefings | 03 January 2017

Ejercicio del derecho de separación por falta de distribución de dividendos – fin de la suspensión de la aplicación del art. 348 bis LSC

El artículo 348 bis de la Ley de Sociedades de Capital (" LSC "), que reconoce a los socios un derecho de separación en caso de falta de distribución de dividendos en los términos que resumimos a continuación, y cuya aplicación quedó en suspenso hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2016, ha entrado en vigor...
Events | 31 December 2016

Employment, Pensions and Incentives Workplace Training Programs - Australia 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills continues its highly successful employment law programs in 2016.
Legal Briefings | 23 December 2016

Regulatory reform to the advertising of medicines and medical devices

The Australian Government has announced that the regulation of medicines and medical devices advertising is to be changed. Given recent examples of challenges faced by advertisers of these products in accurately conveying product characteristics and performance, the proposed regulatory reforms...
Legal Briefings | 23 December 2016

Nuevo procedimiento acelerado de Arbitraje de la CCI

La Cámara de Comercio Internacional (CCI) ha publicado su nuevo Reglamento de Arbitraje que entrará en vigor el 1 de marzo de 2017 y se aplicará a acuerdos arbitrales de fecha posterior. El reglamento incluye un nuevo procedimiento acelerado que ha sido introducido con el fin de atender las...
Legal Briefings | 22 December 2016

Infringement of Patented Method Claims: The Need to Think Beyond Australia

In the much anticipated decision of Apotex Pty Ltd v Warner-Lambert Company LLC (No 2) [2016] FCA 1238, the Federal Court has held that the importation and sale in Australia of products made overseas using a method or process which is the subject of an Australian patent can amount to patent...
Legal Briefings | 22 December 2016

PREGABALIN PATENT DODGES PAINFUL REVOCATION

On 21 October 2016, Justice Nicholas of the Federal Court handed down his decision, in the much anticipated case over the pregabalin drug ( Apotex Pty Ltd v Warner-Lambert Company LLC (No 2) [2016] FCA 1238).
Legal Briefings | 22 December 2016

Argentina passes a Public-Private Partnership law

On 30 November, the Argentine Government passed Law 27,328 on Public-Private Partnership Contracts, which regulates the essential aspects of public-private partnership contracts entered into by the State, as contracting party, and the private sector, as contractor.
Guides | 22 December 2016

A legal guide to EU anti-dumping

This guide provides an overview of EU anti-dumping law and practice .
Legal Briefings | 21 December 2016

High Court Rules that principal/agent pricing agreements can be illegal price-fixing

The High Court has upheld the ACCC’s appeal in the Flight Centre case, finding that Flight Centre attempted to induce price-fixing arrangements with airlines despite being their agent. This decision has significant ramifications for industries that utilise agency distribution models.