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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

COVID-19: PRESSURE POINTS: Right vs obligation to file for insolvency (Spain)

In Spain individuals and entities have an obligation to file for insolvency if they are unable to regularly meet their obligations within two months of the position of insolvency coming to light. Breach of that obligation could lead to civil (and even criminal) liability.
02 April 2020

COVID-19: Governance: OJK introduces credit stimulus to mitigate pandemic impact (Indonesia)

Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority ( OJK ) has issued credit stimulus policies for Indonesian banks, relaxing credit scoring requirements and providing special treatment for loan restructuring.
02 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: US Securities Disclosure Implications for Foreign Private Issuers (United States)

Many companies are facing operational and other challenges as a result of COVID-19 and satisfying securities disclosure and financial reporting obligations is certainly one of them. In this memo we describe how US securities law disclosures are likely to evolve in the coming weeks and months in...
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.
02 April 2020

COVID-19: People: JobKeeper Payments to subsidise wages (Australia)

Eligible employers will be entitled to a wage subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight for employees covered by the JobKeeper Payment scheme.
02 April 2020

Covid-19: Pressure Points: Listed Closed-Ended Investment Funds (UK) - updated 2 April 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has unsettled financial markets over the last few weeks. Against this backdrop, it is also important to recognise the differing impact of the pandemic on different sectors and market players.
02 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

COVID-19: People: Handling COVID-19 related health information (Australia)

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to information gathering and sharing that has, up until now, not been contemplated by many Australian organisations. Businesses are dedicating resources to implement essential measures aimed at responding to COVID-19 and protecting the health of their personnel and...
02 April 2020

COVID-19: Governance: SFC extends deadline for data storage compliance (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) has extended its deadline for licensed corporations to confirm compliance with its new data storage regulations, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
02 April 2020

COVID-19: People: ADGM issues new COVID-19 circular regarding employees - 5 key points (Abu Dhabi)

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ ADGM ”) is an economic freezone located in Abu Dhabi, with its own set of civil laws based on the law of England & Wales. The ADGM’s Registration Authority (“ RA ”) issued Registration Authority Circular No. 14 of 2020 on 29 March 2020 (“ Circular ”), its most...
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...