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23 June 2021

Webinar: Anti-Racism and Inclusive Leadership with John Amaechi OBE

Many organisations have made important strides over the past year to challenge racism, both in the workplace and in other walks of life. Yet, there is clearly a long way to go before we reach a turning point in addressing systemic racism.
15 June 2021

Class Actions Poolside series

THE SUMMER EDITIONS OF THE CLASS ACTIONS FIRESIDE SERIES
15 June 2021

Emma and Rebekah Talk IP series: Unravelling the issues

In this podcast series, Australian partners Rebekah Gay and Emma Iles explore a variety of topics, issues and areas of intellectual property law.
15 June 2021

ESG issues in the consumer sector: managing class action and regulatory risks

Investors, consumers and other stakeholders increasingly want to hear from consumer products companies concerning the environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts of their businesses. However, as more companies begin sharing the positive ESG stories behind their businesses and brands in...
11 June 2021

ASIC extends Australian financial services licensing exemptions for foreign financial service providers (FFSPs) until 31 March 2023

11 June 2021

Not all’s “fair dealing” in war and Greenpeace: Federal Court confirms limits of the “parody or satire” exception to copyright infringement

The Federal Court’s decision in AGL v Greenpeace 1 confirms that using a corporate logo in activist or protest materials may be permissible under both copyright and trade mark law, but only where that use constitutes a “fair dealing” for the genuine purpose of “parody or satire”. Not all such uses...
10 June 2021

Tech disputes series

In a world that's increasingly dependent on technology, organisations are under increasing pressure to stay competitive and create connected experiences. To meet these rising demands, organisations are accelerating their digital transformation and in turn giving rise to complex, multi-...
10 June 2021

Revolution or evolution? Technology and the changing dispute resolution landscape

Digital transformation is causing the dispute resolution landscape to change and evolve rapidly. Our tech disputes experts explore the key changes and the effect that these are having on the way in which we can minimise exposure and navigate the new environment to successfully resolve disputes.
09 June 2021

Launch event: Law Commission review of the law relating to corporate criminal liability

On 9 June 2021 at 4.30pm, our Corporate Crime and Investigations team will be hosting an event where the Law Commission will launch its review of the law relating to corporate criminal liability in England and Wales.
08 June 2021

The Future of Consumer – 2021 APAC predictions

2020 presented a number of significant challenges with Covid-19 accelerating some of the existing trends in the consumer sector – and we expect to see these issues driving some real turning points in 2021, as our Asia-Pacific Consumer team will explore in this series. Trust continues to be a major...
07 June 2021

Corporate Governance snapshot: Fundamental audit and corporate governance reforms proposed by UK government

In April 2021, the UK government published its long awaited consultation paper on audit and governance reform, Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance . If implemented, the proposals would lead to considerable changes to the way that companies approach their financial reporting, requiring...
07 June 2021

African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) – The Next Leap for Africa?

We are delighted to share a recording of the panel discussion which Herbert Smith Freehills and Singular Group co-hosted on 28 May 2021 regarding the role the AfCFTA can play in the development of the African continent and the opportunities for businesses and investors.
03 June 2021

ASIC shorts activists

On 1 June 2021, ASIC released an information paper outlining what it regards as ‘better practices’ for activist short sellers, target entities, market operators and other market participants in the context of activist short selling campaigns.
03 June 2021

Webinar: Safeguarding employee mental health in the covid era

The unprecedented effects of the covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly fuelled the global mental health crisis among workers. Bereavement, social isolation, fears of contracting the virus, worries over job security, as well as harassment and discrimination, and the blurring of work and home life have...
03 June 2021

Views on an evolving automotive industry - The importance of a clear IP strategy

The emergence of new automotive technologies including in respect of connectivity and autonomy and the ‘electric revolution’ is undoubtedly a key factor in driving investment, disruption and R&D in the industry. Such technology now touches on all aspects of automotive development; from new in-...