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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.
27 May 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: The Global Impact on the Mining Industry

Note: This resource has been updated on 26 May 2020 to include the US (Federal and the States of New York, California and Texas) and reflect recent developments in Australia and Peru. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis. The mining industry has sought to...
27 May 2020

The View From Brussels: The negotiation of the Future Partnership between the EU and the UK

Negotiations on the Future Partnership between the UK and the EU have progressed through three rounds – held by video conference rather than face-to face given the current circumstances. According to the press-conferences, and in particular the introductory statement of the EU negotiator at the end...
27 May 2020

Tax Treaty Interpretation: The Limits of Fiction

In Fowler v HMRC [2020] UKSC 22, the Supreme Court determined that a statutory fiction created by a deeming provision of UK tax law did not affect how the terms of a bilateral tax treaty should be applied. In particular, the Supreme Court held that although the UK deeming provision in question...
27 May 2020

COVID-19: Governance: Changes to UK insolvency law undermine position of DB schemes and the PPF (UK)

The Government on 20 May 2020 published the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill , which contains the most far-reaching reforms to UK insolvency law in over 30 years. The Bill has been introduced on an emergency basis in an attempt to ensure that otherwise financially viable companies survive...
27 May 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Opportunities to acquire IP assets in a changing world (Global)

As governments around the world take the first tentative steps to ease lockdown measures, people and businesses are beginning to focus on a return to work or at least a resumption of more normal business processes. However, it is clear that a large number of businesses, sadly, will not survive in...
27 May 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Sector update: Infraestructuras y Contratación pública nº 1 Mayo 2020 (Spain)

Bienvenido a la primera edición de nuestro update de infraestructuras y contratación pública. Aquí encontrarás algunas de las principales novedades más destacadas del sector. Esperamos que te sea de utilidad.
26 May 2020

Manufacturing medicines in Australia: examining the need for increased domestic capability

There has been much discussion about the need for Australia to increase “sovereign capability” in domestic pharmaceutical manufacturing.
26 May 2020

Australian Federal Government eases continuous disclosure rules

Yesterday, the Australian Federal Government modified the continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ( Corporations Act ) in an effort to provide temporary relief to companies and officers for a six month period from today.
26 May 2020

Has the Full Court 'Rokt' the boat

Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd [2020] FCAFC 86 is the most recent in a string of decisions by the Full Court of the Federal Court in which the Court has yet again rejected a computer-implemented invention in this instance a digital advertising system and method as patentable subject matter.
26 May 2020

COVID-19: People: 10 return-to-work considerations (Spain)

Find below the main return-to-work considerations within the health crisis caused by the COVID-19.
26 May 2020

Madrid video updates: El papel del seguro de D&O en las reclamaciones penales contra consejeros

26 May 2020

Cyber security in focus

Our survey shows that trust companies consider cyber attack to be one of the greatest challenges they face.
22 May 2020

Insurance articles for The In-House Lawyer magazine, Spring 2020 edition

The insurance team at Herbert Smith Freehills has contributed two articles to the latest edition of The In-House Lawyer magazine. The articles consider important insurance issues that in-house lawyers should be aware of, especially in the current market.