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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...
05 May 2020

Alumni: The Grand Reunion - London 2020

We are delighted to invite you to The Grand Reunion: London 2020
02 April 2020

3rd Annual GAR Live Construction Disputes

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be a conference supporter.
01 April 2020

Paris Arbitration Week 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be supporting Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) 2020, which takes place between 30 March to 3 April 2020.
16 March 2020

Panel Discussion: Driving efficiencies in arbitral practice

The International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 has delivered the required framework for South Africa to become a truly international arbitration hub. The inaugural Johannesburg Arbitration Week, which takes place on 17-19 March 2020, will take a step towards this goal, exploring recent developments...
12 March 2020

23rd Annual IBA Arbitration Day, Innovation 360: new and novel ideas for the practice of arbitration—critically tested

A conference presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee 12-13 March 2020
19 February 2020

Madrid video updates: Estrategia Europea contra los medicamentos falsificados

18 February 2020

Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector – a new regulatory field?

The Committee on Standards in Public Life (the “Committee”) has published a report on artificial intelligence (“AI”) and its impact on public standards following the Committee’s review into this fast-developing field (the “Report”). The Report sets out the Committee’s recommendations for the...
18 February 2020

Insurance for Coronavirus losses

The Coronavirus and the consequential action by Chinese authorities to quarantine areas and close factories is causing significant disruption to supply chain logistics for businesses all over the world. Many Australian policyholders are asking: can the adverse financial consequences of the...
17 February 2020

Global M&A Trends 2020 Podcast

This podcast series accompanies our latest global M&A report, M&A in 2020: The new normal which you can download here .
17 February 2020

Foreign investment: Rising tides of politics in regulation

Foreign Direct Investment ( FDI ) filings are an increasingly important piece of the regulatory jigsaw for cross-border M&A. Our newly updated report on Foreign Investment: Rising Tides of Politics in Regulation considers both the current landscape and new restrictions due to take effect by the...
14 February 2020

Federal Court provides helpful guidance on a range of AFSL concepts

On 5 February 2020, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v One Tech Media Ltd [2020] FCA 46 ( One Tech Media ). The Court found that One Tech Media Limited ( One Tech ), Allianz Metro Pty Ltd ( Allianz Australia ) and others had...
14 February 2020

Endeavours obligations: How hard do you have to try?

Obligations to endeavour to achieve some object are commonly agreed in commercial contracts where the relevant party is not willing to take on an absolute obligation to that effect.
12 February 2020

Biometric myopia: Expanding the facial recognition debate

In the past six months, the global furore over public as well as private sector use of facial recognition technology has only increased. However, although this debate is increasing in volume, it is arguably not expanding in scope.
12 February 2020

A new era: what’s in store for tech regulation in 2020?

With headlines accumulating, and calls for regulatory action accelerating, 2019 ended the decade with the rise of the techlash and the end of ‘ permissionless innovation ’. As we move into the 2020’s with these long-simmering trends continuing to erupt, how will the race to regulate ‘big tech’ play...