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25 October 2021

Covid-19 Market Disclosures and Managing the Associated Litigation Risks

Since the start of the pandemic many listed companies have sought to strengthen their balance sheet by raising additional capital from shareholders. This article considers the types of disclosures relating to Covid-19 that have been made to the market when doing so, the potential litigation risks...
25 October 2021

Australian Consumer Law - 10 Years Old and Really Growing Up

During this session our diverse group of panellists, including representatives from the ACCC, Telstra and Choice, explored the impact of the ACL on corporate Australia, the role of enforcement as compared to other forms of regulatory persuasion, the management of ACL risks within a large...
25 October 2021

COP26 and Automotive – Steering round the curves

Taking transport green will require huge change across society and business. We explore key issues for the sector.
25 October 2021

Final Report of the Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre: No more ‘light touch’ regime but an opportunity missed

The Senate Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre produced its Final Report on 20 October 2021 which supplements its recommendations in its first two interim reports. For the Committee’s recommendations in its second interim report, see our Article available here .
25 October 2021

COP26 and aviation – Turbulence ahead

With mounting pressure to slash emissions and limited options for ESG-friendly financing, an embattled industry must quickly win over regulators and stakeholders
25 October 2021

COP26 and insurance – A general primer

Insurers are moving to reposition themselves for the net-zero age. We assess the progress and key issues ahead of COP26.
25 October 2021

SPACs in the City: the emerging litigation and regulatory risks in England and Wales

SPACs scorched the US stock markets last year, with the UK left out in the cold. While the recent crackdown by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is cooling investor interest in the US, the UK regulators are hoping that changes to the regulatory framework will bring some SPAC sunshine to...
22 October 2021

Madrid video updates: El concepto de ESG y cómo está transformando los negocios

21 October 2021

Amending legacy contracts: how to cater for near risk-free rates

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP has published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on amending legacy loan agreements to replace LIBOR with near risk-free rates.
21 October 2021

UK National Security and Investment Act 2021: what do investors need to know?

This is an updated version of our briefing published on 30 April 2021 On 29 April 2021 the UK National Security and Investment (NSI) Bill received Royal Assent. The NSI Act 2021 introduces significant legislative reforms which will overhaul the review of transactions and investments on national...
20 October 2021

Video series: watch key insights shared on the Future of Work

18 months of upheaval in the shape of the pandemic has led to big questions for employers across the globe – many are still unsure how to answer. To support the launch of our flagship Future of Work [link] report, this video series offers digestible highlights across a range of topics including...
20 October 2021

The View from Brussels: Are we headed for a UK-EU Trade War?

The dispute over the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland to the UK Withdrawal Agreement is proving hard to implement. The European Parliament Research Service has produced a useful summary . The UK government has even suggested reneging on it but pulled...
19 October 2021

Biannual Banking Litigation Update - Autumn 2021

The Autumn 2021 edition of our biannual Banking Litigation Update highlights a number of the most important cases and developments affecting UK financial institutions over the past six months.
18 October 2021

Views on an evolving automotive industry - Using trade secrets to protect innovation

With the emergence of new technologies and innovation, such as connected autonomous vehicles and EVs, the use of trade secrets has grown in importance due to the immediacy of the protection trade secrets law offers offer and its ability to cover all types of information.
18 October 2021

COP26 and CBAM – The EU's climate gambit

Brussels' proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism risks controversy at COP26 and conflict in the WTO. Is the EU trying to leverage in global carbon pricing?