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Legal Briefings | 18 October 2017

Federal Government Energy Policy Update

Audio and Video | 18 October 2017

Fast forward to 2040

Legal Briefings | 18 October 2017

UK Government consults on proposals to expand national security review of foreign investments beyond current merger control regime

On 17 October 2017 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy ( BEIS ) published its long-awaited Green Paper National Security and Infrastructure Investment Review for consultation. The Green Paper contains proposals to extend the UK merger control public interest intervention...
Legal Briefings | 18 October 2017

Amendments to Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)

Significant amendments have been made to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) with the passage of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) today.
Guides | 17 October 2017

The Shareholder Rights and Activism Review, 2nd edition

For a second year, Herbert Smith Freehills has contributed to The Shareholder Rights and Activism Review , a multi-jurisdictional review of current developments in shareholder activism and related corporate law.
Legal Briefings | 17 October 2017

HKMA continues its focus on corporate governance with circular to harmonise section 72B with "manager in charge" regime

Yesterday, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority ( HKMA ) introduced by way of a circular new measures to heighten management accountability at Registered Institutions ( RIs ) for conducting or supervising the conduct of businesses that constitute regulated activities ( RAs ). These measures are...
Legal Briefings | 17 October 2017

The role of mediation in the resolution of belt and road initiative disputes

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has gained huge momentum of late, with governments, companies and lawyers keen to maximise the many opportunities it presents. The resolution of disputes arising from the BRI is no exception. The sheer complexity and scale of BRI projects is prompting a...
Legal Briefings | 17 October 2017

Comments on the UK's October Customs and Trade Policy Papers

On 10 October 2017, the UK Government published two papers setting out its proposals for the UK's trade and customs policy post-Brexit, namely " Customs Bill: legislating for the UK's future customs, VAT and excise regimes " (see link ), and " Preparing for our future UK trade policy" (see link ).
Guides | 16 October 2017

2017 Global Bank Review

The inaugural Global Bank Review covers a range of areas, from the decade ahead in regulation, to fintech and cyber security, to what Brexit and climate change mean for banks.
Legal Briefings | 16 October 2017

Global financial regulation – the decade ahead – Part 4: Australia: regulation by litigation

Central to the response of the international community to the global financial crisis was a move to strengthen international regulatory standards and to improve cooperation and coordination amongst regulators. A question for the decade ahead is how much of that global approach will survive? A focus...
Legal Briefings | 16 October 2017

Global financial regulation – the decade ahead – Part 2: Europe

Central to the response of the international community to the global financial crisis was a move to strengthen international regulatory standards and to improve cooperation and coordination amongst regulators. A question for the decade ahead is how much of that global approach will survive? A focus...
Legal Briefings | 16 October 2017

Global financial regulation – the decade ahead – Part 3: Asia-Pacific

Central to the response of the international community to the global financial crisis was a move to strengthen international regulatory standards and to improve cooperation and coordination amongst regulators. A question for the decade ahead is how much of that global approach will survive? A focus...
Legal Briefings | 16 October 2017

Potential Sanctions Imposition Pursuant to US Administration's Announced New Strategy on Iran

President Trump has repeatedly criticised the ‘Iran deal’, referring to it as an ‘embarrassment’ for the United States. On 13 October 2017, he laid out new strategies his administration is taking concerning Iran. In a speech delivered at the White House, he also announced that his administration...
Legal Briefings | 16 October 2017

Australian Government to heighten controls over critical electricity, port and water infrastructure assets

The Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017 (Cth) and its associated draft Security of Critical Infrastructure Rules 2017 (Cth) propose the establishment of a register of ownership interests and key control and operational information for critical infrastructure assets.
Legal Briefings | 16 October 2017

Infrastructure Trends - #6: Using technology to do more with less

In this series of short articles we look at the current trends affecting infrastructure investment in Australia . This article considers trend # 6 – Using technology to do more with less.