Latest Thinking

Global perspectives and local insights from our legal experts

Filter by Location

Filter by Sectors

Filter by Services

Filter by Article Type

Recent Articles

12 November 2019

Beneficial Ownership – Implementation, Supervision and Sanctions

If you only hold minority shares in a company, can you be considered a beneficial owner of that company from an Indonesian regulatory perspective? If the answer is “yes,” should your name be reported to the Indonesian authorities? Up to what level of ownership is a company required to disclose the...
12 November 2019

Casting the regulatory net over virtual assets – SFC finalises new regulatory framework for virtual asset trading platforms

On 6 November 2019, the Security and Futures Commission ( SFC ) issued a position paper setting out a new regulatory framework for the licensing of centralised virtual asset trading platforms, following the SFC’s conceptual framework issued last year.
11 November 2019

Landlords' remedies for tenant/guarantor insolvency (a short case study)

A case study of what to look out for when a tenant or its guarantor is looking like it is heading for financial difficulties
11 November 2019

Brexit Legal Guide 2019

With just weeks until the Brexit deadline, businesses must now do what they can to put their plans into practice and take any final steps to build resilience.
11 November 2019

Real Estate Podcast

On the new Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel, our experts discuss Real Estate and Planning issues in the UK.
08 November 2019

Seeking closure: how to minimise deal disruption

Mergers and acquisitions are increasingly taking longer to close. This is due in large part to the rapid rise in the number of antitrust regimes around the world and the increased willingness of antitrust regulators to intervene in transactions. Protracted deal timetables also mean that a...
06 November 2019


06 November 2019

Enforcing arbitration awards in EMEA Podcast

06 November 2019

To infinity and beyond: The Fairness Doctrine

The implications of the recent Full Federal Court decision in ASIC v Westpac Securities Administration Limited [2019] FCAFC 187 ( ASIC v Westpac ) are far-reaching for the financial services industry. The case is, of course, a significant development in the laws concerning the parameters of general...
06 November 2019

Update on Indonesian Language Requirements for Contracts with Indonesian Parties

In this artilce, we look at how the introduction of Presidential Regulation No. 63 of 2019 on the Use of Bahasa Indonesia (“ PR 63 ”) dated 30 September 2019, which is the long-awaited implementing regulation of Law No. 24 of 2009 on the National Flag, Language, Emblem and Anthem (“ Law 24 ”), may...
06 November 2019

Abu Dhabi Global Market issues new employment regulations

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (" ADGM ") has issued new employment regulations (the " New Regulations "), which will come into effect on 1 January 2020 and repeal the existing 2015 employment regulations (the " 2015 Regulations "). The New Regulations can be read in full here . This follows hot on...
05 November 2019

Horizon Scanning: Digital Regulation - UK and EU developments

Keeping up to date with regulatory developments in the digital space can be a challenge at the best of times! To help our clients stay ahead of the game, we have put together what we hope is a helpful tool to keep track of digital regulation across the UK and EU (including developments relating to...
01 November 2019

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Workplace Training Programs - Melbourne 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills continues its highly successful employment law programs in 2020.
01 November 2019

Myer: the first shareholder class action judgment in Australia

The first superior court judgment in a shareholder class action in Australia has been handed down by Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia in TPT Patrol Pty Ltd as trustee for Amies Superannuation Fund v Myer Holdings Ltd .
01 November 2019

Financial Services Disputes & Regulation Podcast