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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 | 07 December 2016

FSR Insights – 2017 Outlook

As 2016 draws to a close, our FSR team has again reflected on their forecast for the significant regulatory developments in 2017.
Legal Briefings | 06 December 2016

One giant leap for e-Discovery: predictive coding approved by Australian court

The Supreme Court of Victoria has, for the first time in Australia, approved the use of predictive coding for the purpose of discovery in a large litigation matter.
Legal Briefings | 06 December 2016

Mexico´s Oil & Gas auction: Round 2 | Phase 3

On 15 November 2016, Mexico's Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) published the terms and conditions for the third phase of the country's second oil & gas round 1 , to award Exploration and Extraction (E&P) 2 License Agreements corresponding to 14 onshore fields.
Legal Briefings | 06 December 2016

Regulatory developments on fintech in Indonesia (part 2)

Bank of Indonesia further regulates operators of payment transactions processes.
Legal Briefings | 05 December 2016

New UK criminal offences of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

In our October 2016 briefing , we reported on the publication of the Criminal Finances Bill 2016–17. The Bill introduces a range of new measures to fight financial crime, of which one of the most important and far-reaching is the introduction of new offences of failure to prevent the facilitation...
Legal Briefings | 02 December 2016

Anti-Money Laundering Counter-Terrorism Financing Update: AUSTRAC’s 2017 focus and hot topics

We summarise below six potential focus areas that AUSTRAC, the AML/CTF Regulator, may be looking towards in in 2017.
Legal Briefings | 01 December 2016

Government proposes significant reforms to increase professionalism of financial advisers

The Federal Government has proposed reforms that, if passed, will require certain financial advisers to comply with professional, ethical and education standards
Legal Briefings | 30 November 2016

RBA releases Issues Paper on Card Payments Regulation

The Reserve Bank of Australia has released its issues paper reviewing the card payments regulation.
Legal Briefings | 30 November 2016

Is no target too big? Consortium break-up bids in a post-Asciano world

A consortium break-up bid involves a consortium acquiring a target, and breaking up and sharing the target’s assets upon implementation of the deal.
Legal Briefings | 30 November 2016

Iran Monthly Update - Key Developments in Iran

This update aims to provide a brief overview of key developments which have occurred in Iran during the past month and to highlight areas of future interest. In particular, the update covers notable developments in both the political arena and key economic sectors.
Legal Briefings | 30 November 2016

Australian public M&A in 2016: the year in review

The Herbert Smith Freehills 2016 Australian Public M&A Report was released on 10 November 2016. The Report examines the 50 public takeovers and schemes involving ASX-listed targets that were announced in FY16.
Legal Briefings | 30 November 2016

European Commission forges ahead with bonus cap for all CRDIV firms

The European Commission has published proposed amendments to the remuneration requirements of CRDIV which would have the effect of extending the cap on variable remuneration (the "bonus cap") to all CRDIV firms, including smaller banks and all CRDIV investment firms.
Guides | 29 November 2016

Guide to governing law and dispute resolution clauses for China-related contracts

Welcome to the seventh edition of our essential guide to "Governing law and dispute resolution clauses for China-related contracts".
Legal Briefings | 29 November 2016

The UPC open for business in 2017? Minister for IP announces that UK will ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement

At yesterday's meeting of the Competitiveness Council, Minister of State for Intellectual Property Baroness Neville-Rolfe announced that the UK would proceed to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement, so allowing the Agreement to come into force (once Germany has also ratified). This was...