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Events | 06 June 2017


Herbert Smith Freehills, АVELLUM and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine are pleased to announce their first joint dispute resolution conference in Ukraine.
Legal Briefings | 26 May 2017

Spotlight on Simon Caridia, Corporate Infrastructure Partner, London

Legal Briefings | 26 May 2017


Español Following the success of last week's auction, the Spanish Government will hold another to award up to 3,000 MW of new renewable energy before the summer to feed into Spain's energy system.
Legal Briefings | 25 May 2017

Controversial scheme classes decision in Boart Longyear restructuring

In a recent landmark decision, Re Boart Longyear Limited [2017] NSWSC 567, the New South Wales Supreme Court granted orders to convene creditor meetings for two schemes of arrangement in respect of the restructuring plan of Boart Longyear Limited.
Legal Briefings | 25 May 2017

Good news for EPC contractors in the Australian market: Developments and trends in security of payment legislation

In Australia, both State and Federal governments have acknowledged the need to improve security of payment for EPC contractors and subcontractors. The consequent regulatory and legislative changes stand to benefit EPC contractors looking to enter the Australian market, but they must familiarise...
Legal Briefings | 25 May 2017

Spotlight on Brad Strahorn, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Sydney

Brad Strahorn is a construction and infrastructure disputes specialist, based in our Sydney office. He advises on all aspects of the resolution of project disputes. Here he gives us an insight into his career as a construction lawyer, his time in our Tokyo office and the trends his team is...
Legal Briefings | 25 May 2017

Transport and Infrastructure Post-Brexit - Risks and opportunities

Herbert Smith Freehills recently hosted a round table dinner on dispute resolution issues for corporate counsel in the construction and infrastructure industries. The event was chaired by Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR)’s editor-in-chief Ben Rigby, under the Chatham House Rule for the guests,...
Legal Briefings | 25 May 2017

Our Construction and Infrastructure Disputes Practice 2017: A Global Snapshot

A Truly Global Practice
Legal Briefings | 25 May 2017

Emergency arbitrators and expedited tribunals in construction disputes - some recent experience

Can an emergency arbitration deliver on the promises of speed and efficiency? In this article, Ann Levin and James Doe of the London office and Robin Wood of the Madrid office describe recent experience of an emergency arbitration under the ICC Emergency Arbitration Rules relating to a substantial...
Legal Briefings | 25 May 2017

Spotlight on Mike McClure, Partner, Dispute Resolution, Seoul

Mike McClure heads the dispute resolution department in our Seoul office and has a focus on construction and infrastructure cases. In his journey to becoming a partner in South Korea, Mike has also worked in the firm's offices in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Moscow. He talks us through his...
Events | 25 May 2017

Africa Day Celebration

Join us for an evening of celebration with networking, drinks and canapés.
Legal Briefings | 24 May 2017

The Private Competition Enforcement Review – EU Chapter

The deadline for implementation by EU Member States of the EU Damages Directive in respect of private competition law damages claims was 27 December 2016.
Legal Briefings | 23 May 2017

Global Pound Conference Hong Kong – a mandate for change

We took a leading role organising the one day conference in Hong Kong which saw over 200 delegates assemble to identify trends and cultural preferences in commercial dispute resolution. Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice, Chief Justice and Solicitor General headlined the conference, underlining the...
Legal Briefings | 22 May 2017

ECJ's opinion on EU-Singapore free trade agreement could smooth the way for a post-Brexit trade deal

The ECJ ruling has provided much needed clarity that EU officials have exclusive powers to negotiate international trade deals without ratification by national and regional parliaments. A move that could make it easier to strike a trade deal between the UK and EU following Brexit.
Legal Briefings | 19 May 2017

European Commission gets tough on violations of the EU merger control rules – Facebook fined €110m for providing misleading information and Altice faced with gun-jumping charges

On 18 May 2017, the European Commission imposed a record fine of €110 million on Facebook for providing incorrect/misleading information to the Commission during its review of Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp under the EU merger regulation ( EUMR ). On the same day, the Commission issued a...