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05 December 2019

EVENT: Breakfast Panel Event with Lionheart and RE:Women

Herbert Smith Freehills, together with Lionheart and RE:Women, invite you to a breakfast panel discussion on: "Building the foundations for good mental health"
22 November 2019

CDR: Challenges and Opportunities in the Superannuation Sector

The Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology (the Committee ) is considering the current and future government approach to FinTech and RegTech in Australia, and is inviting submissions until 31 December 2019.
21 November 2019

Madrid video updates: El derecho deportivo, una disciplina cada vez más insoslayable en los despachos

21 November 2019

Liquidator's firm ordered to pay costs of insolvent company's unsuccessful litigation

The High Court has ordered a liquidator's firm to pay a proportion of the costs incurred by successful defendants following judgment in proceedings commenced by a claimant company in liquidation. The court held that the liquidator's firm should not be made liable for all of the defendants' costs,...
21 November 2019

M&A STANDPOINT: Lloyds/HBOS – lessons for boards and their advisers

The judgment published last Friday in the case of Sharp v Blank (also known as the Lloyds-HBOS litigation ) is of utmost importance – and significant comfort – to listed company directors and their advisers in the context of M&A transactions. Our detailed briefing on the judgment can be found...
20 November 2019

Who's Who Legal highlight Partner David Nitek in their latest thought leaders Guide

London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partner David Nitek has been profiled as a thought leader in Who's Who Legal's latest Thought Leaders: Construction guide. The guide brings together the world's foremost practitioners in the sector, giving access to their insight and expertise.
20 November 2019

European Energy Handbook 2019 - 2020

WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 EDITION OF THE EUROPEAN ENERGY HANDBOOK! Now in its eleventh edition, the European Energy Handbook 2019 - 2020 provides an in-depth survey of current issues in the energy sector in 42 European jurisdictions.
20 November 2019

Alumni Matters 2019

Our annual alumni magazine, Alumni Matters 2019 , celebrates the achievements of our people, both past and present.
19 November 2019

The ALRC’s discussion paper on Corporate Criminal Responsibility: What you need to know

The Australian Law Reform Commission ( ALRC ) has published a very significant paper on the future of prosecuting corporations and their officers in the post-Financial Services Royal Commission environment. The ALRC’s Discussion Paper has a broad scope, the key themes of which are the rationale...
19 November 2019

How far can you act in your own self-interest? The role of good faith in commercial contracts

The traditional starting point in English contract law is that parties are free to do what they like so long as they do not breach the agreed terms. But it is becoming increasingly common for parties to agree terms requiring them to act in “good faith”, or similar. Even where no such term is...
15 November 2019

The Lloyds/HBOS litigation: The first shareholder class action judgment in England & Wales

The first judgment in a shareholder class action in England & Wales has been handed down by the High Court today in Sharp v Blank [2019] EWHC 3078 (Ch) (also known as The Lloyds/HBOS litigation ).
14 November 2019

Employees’ consent to data processing soon to be made electronic under German data protection law

When it comes to employment-related data processing, employers in Germany are regularly required to obtain consent from their employees by seeking their wet ink signature to be on the safe side. This additional administrative burden may soon be a thing of the past according to the recently approved...
13 November 2019

Australian M&A Podcast

On the new Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel, our experts discuss mergers and acquisitions issues in Australia.
13 November 2019

One year of Model Declaratory Action in Germany – taking stock and outlook

Fuelled by revelations consequent of the Volkswagen diesel emissions technology cases, the German legislator hastily introduced a new law on Model Declaratory Action ( Musterfeststellungsklage ). This denotes an important step by the German legislator into the direction of collective redress in B2C...
12 November 2019

Beneficial Ownership – Implementation, Supervision and Sanctions

If you only hold minority shares in a company, can you be considered a beneficial owner of that company from an Indonesian regulatory perspective? If the answer is “yes,” should your name be reported to the Indonesian authorities? Up to what level of ownership is a company required to disclose the...