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28 October 2020

Deferred prosecution agreements in Australia: More fuel to the class actions fire

Deferred prosecution agreements may be on their way and companies should be getting ready for this new way of enforcing corporate crime.
27 October 2020

The FCA Climate Change Consultation Paper: A U.S. Capital Markets Perspective

Introduction Climate-related disclosure has become one of the most widely discussed issues in capital markets in recent years. Many influential institutional investors have called for specific, consistent and reliable disclosures of the risks and opportunities related to climate change to guide...
26 October 2020

Biannual Banking Litigation Update (Autumn 2020)

The Autumn 2020 edition of our biannual Banking Litigation Update highlights a number of the most important cases and developments affecting UK financial institutions over the past six months. Download the update
26 October 2020

Balancing Risks and Opportunities: Data Governance in Australia

Data has become the heartbeat of every business in today’s digital world. It is the key to knowing your customers, remaining competitive and succeeding into the future. Yet it comes with great responsibility – knowing how to use your data and protect it is becoming ever more important. Tune into...
26 October 2020

2020 Responsible business report

This year has been an extraordinary year. The human cost and disruption caused by the Covid-19 global pandemic are difficult to overstate. In addition to the pandemic, in the last 12 months, we have also seen bushfires devastate large areas of Australia, widespread protests and calls for racial...
23 October 2020

Growing threat of legal action against arbitrators in spotlight

Our 2020 Singapore lecture examined the threat to the finality and efficiency of arbitration.
23 October 2020

Contractor entitled to claim lost profits under Operation and Maintenance contract following Owner's breach of Design and Build Agreement

Infrastructure projects often involve a complex suite of documents which are negotiated together but each constitutes a separate binding agreement. By way of example, a project developer and a host government may sign a land lease, a construction contract and long term operating agreement. The UK’s...
22 October 2020

Update on Covid-19 Business Interruption Insurance UK FCA Test Case: Declarations and Appeals

Developments in the UK FCA test case for COVID-19 related business interruption could have implications for similar claims in Australia. The UK Court has: issued its detailed declarations to give effect to its reasons for judgment handed down on 15 September 2020 (a copy of the judgment is...
22 October 2020

Fintech in India: beyond the horizon

In 2016, India launched an unprecedented demonetisation programme, which revolutionised its digital economy. Four years on, we look at the present state of the Fintech sector in India – and at its enormous potential for further growth.
21 October 2020

Public M&A Podcast Series

In our public M&A podcast series, we discuss themes, developments and topical issues we see on public M&A transactions in the UK.
21 October 2020

Capital Raisings and Opportunistic M&A in a Covid-19 Environment—Lessons Learned from the Global Financial Crisis

The Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation (JIBLR) has published an article written by members of our securities class action practice: Capital Raisings and Opportunistic M&A in a Covid-19 Environment—Lessons Learned from the Global Financial Crisis.
20 October 2020

2020 Global Bank Review: #disruption

The 2020 edition of our Global Bank Review: #disruption , explores the challenges and opportunities facing banks, with the emergence and impact of the Covid-19 global health pandemic and its subsequent ramifications. While the sector has faced – and overcome – significant disruption before, the...
20 October 2020

International Arbitration in Australia in 2020 – state of play

International arbitration continues to play an increasingly important role in Australia. In this note we canvass some of the key developments in the international arbitration space in 2020, including: Recent judicial support for international arbitration and the enforcement of arbitral awards,...
16 October 2020

Members of our Digital Law Group contribute to the Tech London Advocates and UK Law Society’s guidance for lawyers advising on distributed ledger technologies

“Technology underpins innovation in legal services and plays a critical role in driving the postcoronavirus recovery across all sectors of the economy. The report of the TLA’s Blockchain Legal and Regulatory Group will provide a clear framework and much needed guidance on the use of blockchain in...
15 October 2020

Libor transition update - October 2020

The cessation of the London Inter-bank Offered Rate ( LIBOR ) at the end of 2021 has long been an issue vexing the global financial services industry given the scale and geographic spread of exposures to the affected benchmarks across the currencies and terms in which it is published. As we reach...