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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
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.
27 March 2020

COVID-19 Global: Webinar 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...
27 March 2020

COVID-19 People: United States – Key Developments and Resources

As COVID-19 continues its spread across the United States, federal, state, and local governments are taking emergency measures on a daily basis to respond to the pandemic. To keep our clients updated on these developments, below we have provided key considerations, developments, and resources in...
27 March 2020

COVID-19 Governance: United States – Regulatory and Litigation Developments

As COVID-19 continues its spread across the United States, federal, state, and local governments are taking emergency measures on a daily basis to respond to the pandemic. To keep our clients updated on these developments, below we have provided key considerations, developments, and resources...
27 March 2020

COVID-19 Malaysia: Governance - Impacts of the Movement Control Order on your business

Prompted by the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in the country over the past few weeks, the Malaysian Government issued the Movement Control Order (MCO) effective 18 to 31 March 2020, and now extended to 14 April 2020.
27 March 2020

COVID-19 RUSSIA: PRESSURE POINTS - COVID-19 AND WITHHOLDING TAX – UNEXPECTED LINKS, UNUSUAL MECHANISMS

On 25 March 2020 president Putin in his television speech addressing Russian citizens 1 announced a set of support measures to be provided to the poorest citizens and small and medium businesses in the context of the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, in addition to these measures, the President...
27 March 2020

COVID-19 RUSSIA: PRESSURE POINTS: The possible impact on M&A and Private Equity in Russia

Issues to consider in the short term
26 March 2020

The Fairness Doctrine: A Return to the Status Quo?

In October 2019, the Full Federal Court decision in ASIC v Westpac Securities Administration Limited [2019] FCAFC 187 ( ASIC v Westpac ) raised questions about the scope of the obligation on AFS licensees to act efficiently, honestly and fairly. Less than 6 months later, the Federal Court’s...
26 March 2020

COVID-19 Pressure Points: Africa – Business Rescue and Insolvency in the OHADA region

A mere few weeks ago, the hypothesis that the COVID-19 virus would not affect the African continent was still being widely propagated. The theory that the virus does not survive in warm weather has since been debunked and the number of African countries that have recorded confirmed cases of...
26 March 2020

COVID-19 Germany: Governance - KfW Group Liquidity Special Programme 2020

On 23 March 2020, KfW Group launched the KfW Special Programme 2020 in conjunction with the German Federal Government – a programme designed to provide assistance to companies of all sizes, together with self-employed and freelance professionals in Germany experiencing financial difficulty as a...
26 March 2020

COVID-19 UK: Pressure points – The evolving picture for remote hearings in the English courts

In our article last Friday , we outlined how the courts were adapting to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 crisis, and in particular the announcement from the Lord Chief Justice that hearings would be held remotely where possible. Since then events have moved quickly, with the Prime Minister’s...