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07 September 2020

London International Disputes Week 2020

We are pleased to announce that London International Disputes Week (LIDW) is returning for a second year in September 2020. Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be associated with this key event, which celebrates London as a global centre for dispute resolution. 7 – 11 September 2020 For more...
06 July 2020

Paris Arbitration Week 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be supporting Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) 2020, which takes place between 6 and 10 July 2020.
05 May 2020

Alumni: The Grand Reunion - London 2020

We are delighted to invite you to The Grand Reunion: London 2020
27 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Contractual Implications and Considerations under New York law (United States)

As the COVID-19 outbreak keeps impacting contractual performance, an increasing number of counterparties are seeking ways to avoid contractual liability for non-performance. Parties with contracts governed by New York law should consider a number of issues before attempting to excuse performance...
02 April 2020

Alumni End of Summer Soirée, Sydney

Herbert Smith Freehills invites our Alumni back home this year, for a reunion to experience an End of Summer Soir ée. Join us for a colourful affair where guests can relax, and catch up with old friends. You'll enjoy a feast of summer delights with a Gelato Messina pop-up, sample Prosecco and...
02 April 2020

3rd Annual GAR Live Construction Disputes

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be a conference supporter.
01 April 2020

Navigating COVID-19 Podcast Series

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant health, social and economic challenges world-wide, forcing governments and businesses to critically assess the impact to their people, operations and governance. We understand that navigating the pace of change, whilst also dealing with immediate issues...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Real Estate landlord tenants update (Australia)

The shockwaves from the outbreak of COVID-19 are being felt right across the Australian economy – and commercial real estate is no different. Tenants and landlords are facing the prospect of a prolonged reduction in business activity, remote working and even total shutdown – none of which were...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: The CNMC launches a whistleblowing/ enquiries tool for competition law matters related to the COVID-19 outbreak (Madrid)

The CNMC bolsters its online whistleblowing hotline to pursue anticompetitive conduct in any sector, although with a special interest in the medical equipment, funeral and cremation services sectors. An enquiries platform is also launched so that operators can make competition law enquiries to the...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: State of health emergency: what are the impacts on credit agreements? (France)

A review of the questions raised by Ordinance No. 2020-306 of 25 March 2020, relating to the prorogation of elapsed period during the health emergency period and the adaptation of procedures during the same period, published in the Journal Officiel of 26 March 2020 (hereinafter the “Ordinance”)
01 April 2020

COVID-19: People: Data comes to the fore as outbreak continues (UK)

The COVID-19 outbreak is proving an interesting time to be a data protection practitioner. There seems to be a new article each day about the next exciting app which promises to use data to help manage the crisis. This post focuses on two particular propositions that pose interesting data...
31 March 2020

NSW legislative committee recommends NSW Modern Slavery Act be brought into force in 2021

After receiving over 100 submissions, the New South Wales Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues has released its Final Report into the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and associated matters ( Report ).
31 March 2020

COVID-19: Governance: Proposed changes to insolvency law in response to the crisis announced by Government (UK)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“ BEIS ”) over the weekend announced a number of proposed changes to UK insolvency law in response to the COVID-19 crisis. While the details of these changes are not yet clear – BEIS indicates that it will be introducing legislation to...
31 March 2020

Covid-19: Legal implications update (Paris)

Since our last e-bulletin dated 13 March 2020 , France has entered into stage 3 of the COVID-19 epidemic. All "non-essential" premises open to the public have now been closed.
31 March 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: ASX and ASIC changes to facilitate capital raising (Australia)

As foreshadowed in our note of 24 March 2020 ASX and ASIC have released important amendments to the operation of the Listing Rules and Corporations Act to facilitate capital raising in the current environment.