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15 August 2022

The banking litigation podcast

Our monthly podcast covers all the key issues in one of the most dynamic areas of litigation.
12 August 2022

Digital assets consultation paper – The case for property rights reform

The Law Commission of England and Wales' proposals would mark a significant step in the legal status of digital assets and a radical departure from centuries of legal precedent
11 August 2022

When notification and disclosure collide

A claim under a Directors and Officers liability policy for investigation, defence and settlement costs has ended with the New South Wales Supreme Court 1 allowing some claims but denying others. The decision is a reminder of the importance of robust internal insurance reporting processes, and of...
10 August 2022

Register of overseas entities – What you need to know

The countdown is on for overseas owners of property in the UK to comply with the tightened register regime following the government's clampdown on economic crime
09 August 2022

Fan tokens and cryptoassets: new and fun but not a consumer law free zone in Australia

Businesses marketing cryptoassets to retail buyers should consider exposure to consumer protection laws and advertising regulation
08 August 2022

The UPC Rules

On July 2022 the UPC Rules of Procedure (the Rules) were announced as approved with the amendments from the previous (18 th ) draft (from 2017) being published in tracked changes form . One of the most significant changes was to opt-out procedures, as well as changes to restrict access to pleadings...
08 August 2022

EU agrees new rules to rein in 'wild west' crypto industry

EU legislators have outlined a landmark regulation package to protect consumers and increase transparency in the nascent crypto market
05 August 2022

IP law podcast series - Unravelling the issues

Our experts explore the hottest topics and controversies in intellectual property law
05 August 2022

Australian regulator consults on new operational risk management prudential standard

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority ( APRA ) has released its consultation on a new cross-industry prudential standard for operational risk management, CPS 230, which proposes to introduce a range of new requirements on APRA-regulated entities for managing operational risk and enhance...
04 August 2022

Cartel Intel: Interview with Ashley Brickles, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

As part of our quarterly Cartel Intel series, Herbert Smith Freehills' Brussels partner Daniel Vowden sat down with Ashley Brickles, (Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting) to discuss the latest EMEA cartel developments
04 August 2022

Another one bites the dust – managing risk in scheme transactions in Australia

A series of public M&A transactions in Australia have recently been called off or renegotiated in light of a changing market and worsening economic conditions, highlighting the need for target companies to carefully consider and protect against deal termination risk.
04 August 2022

UK Government herds defined benefit pension schemes towards low-dependency future

The new legislation will push schemes towards low-risk funding and investment strategies
03 August 2022

Tax in Australia

Global enterprises, corporations and businesses functioning or actively trading in Australia along with its taxpayers, have to comply within a dynamic tax landscape. It is distinctly multifaceted and complex.
03 August 2022

Time for reform: Can Australia bring secured transaction law into the digital age?

Reforms to Australian secured transaction law is required to meet the demands of the modern and adaptive digital asset marketplace – but will Australia’s lawmakers get on board?
03 August 2022

Tax in M&A in the UK and Europe – What you need to know

The third edition of our comprehensive guide to tax in European transactions breaks down the key tactical issues for deal professionals and boards. From transfer taxes, to debt financing, to post-deal disposal issues – our experts chart the EMEA landscape