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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.
01 April 2020

COVID-19 People: 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...
31 March 2020

NSW legislative committee recommends NSW Modern Slavery Act be brought into force in 2021

After receiving over 100 submissions, the New South Wales Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues has released its Final Report into the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and associated matters ( Report ).
31 March 2020

COVID-19 Governance: Proposed changes to insolvency law in response to the crisis announced by Government (UK)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (“ BEIS ”) over the weekend announced a number of proposed changes to UK insolvency law in response to the COVID-19 crisis. While the details of these changes are not yet clear – BEIS indicates that it will be introducing legislation to...
31 March 2020

Covid-19: Legal implications update (Paris)

Since our last e-bulletin dated 13 March 2020 , France has entered into stage 3 of the COVID-19 epidemic. All "non-essential" premises open to the public have now been closed.
31 March 2020

COVID-19 Pressure Points: ASX and ASIC changes to facilitate capital raising (Australia)

As foreshadowed in our note of 24 March 2020 ASX and ASIC have released important amendments to the operation of the Listing Rules and Corporations Act to facilitate capital raising in the current environment.
31 March 2020

COVID-19 People: Holding AGMs during a pandemic (Australia)

We have been assisting a number of clients with contingency planning for their upcoming AGM, in light of recent guidance and emerging market practice
31 March 2020

COVID-19 PEOPLE: Latest developments in employment law (Madrid)

On 28 March, Spain’s Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado) published Royal Decree-law 9/2020, of 27 March, which adopts a series of supplementary measures in employment matters to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 (“ RDL 9/2020 ”). Royal Decree-law 10/2020, which regulates recoverable...
31 March 2020

Female board representation - impact on market reaction to public M&A deals

Data backs the push for diversity on the boards of companies preparing for IPOs and advisers and investors are paying attention.
31 March 2020

COVID-19: Initial responses of certain African countries (Africa)

The COVID-19 pandemic has begun to creep across Africa over the past month and is now rapidly gaining speed in some countries. There has been concern that numerous African jurisdictions with their semi-porous borders will, much like European countries, not be capable of slowing the velocity with...
31 March 2020

COVID-19 People: Update for employers (Europe)

This briefing note provides our clients with a practical guide to some of the immediate key issues facing employers across Europe in the context of the current health crisis and details of the financial and support measures available. Our teams are monitoring the legal developments and will be...