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10 October 2022

HSF PROUD GOLD SPONSORS AT THE LONDON CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL LAW: 10-11 OCTOBER 2022

The London Conference on International Law will be taking place at the QEII Centre, London, on Monday 10 October and Tuesday 11 October 2022. This year’s conference will focus on ‘States in Emergency – International Law at a Time of Reckoning’ .
28 September 2022

Trust Companies Survey 2022: ESG and Trusts

ESG is one of the most common phrases we hear these days in investing circles and trusts and trustees are not untouched by the increasing focus on Environmental, Social and Governance investment criteria. However, trustees may not feel as free as private individuals to apply ESG screens to their...
28 September 2022

Inside IR: The Australian Industrial Relations Podcast

Inside IR is a podcast series that delves into the industrial relations landscape in Australia.
21 September 2022

Australian Public M&A Report 2022

The 14th edition of our annual review of Australia's deal market assess the key transactions and trends after another eventful 12 months for public bids
21 September 2022

The EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation: Substantive Assessment Issues and Open Questions

The EU Institutions have now reached agreement in relation to the new Foreign Subsidies Regulation, a potentially far-reaching instrument that effectively creates a new subsidy control regime for non-EU subsidies affecting the EU's internal market.
21 September 2022

The third age looms – Why impact will shape the next generation of sustainable finance

Although one of the most touted investment trends, impact investing remains plagued by misconceptions and regulatory confusion. We look back over the three eras of sustainable investing and argue impact will unlock a new ambition for progressive finance.
21 September 2022

President Biden’s Executive Order tightens CFIUS scrutiny of foreign investments in key US sectors

As US toughens CFIUS oversight of foreign investments in sensitive sectors of the economy, we assess the key factors in play
20 September 2022

An evolving role, demanding commercial and political expertise: General Counsel in tech

Our research shows legal chiefs at tech firms expected to provide commercial, strategic and political insight
20 September 2022

TechQuake - Everything you wanted to know about the metaverse (but were afraid to ask)

In the first of our TechQuake series exploring high-impact technologies, we ask how seriously the business world should take the metaverse
20 September 2022

Japan Publishes Guidelines on Corporate Human Rights Due Diligence

On 13 September 2022, the Japanese government ( Government ) published its Guidelines on Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains ( Guidelines ) (available in Japanese here ). The Guidelines set out how businesses active in Japan should address the human rights risks arising in their...
16 September 2022

Raising Capital in Uncertain Times

In this webinar Partners Paul Apathy and Clayton James, with our co-Head of Venture Capital Elizabeth Henderson and special Guest Panel Member Marcus Derwin, Managing Director, R Cubed, reflected on the current market for expansion capital raising and how founders, companies and investors can...
15 September 2022

HSF Explains: The Merge - A green crypto revolution or more hype?

This week one of the dominant blockchains Ethereum undertakes 'The Merge': a high-stakes move to a new platform, slashing its vast energy use and paving the way for major upgrades. HSF digital law expert Alex Cravero explains the impact and separates crypto from cryptic
14 September 2022

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia

We explore the topical Environment, Social and Governance issues of the day in Australia.
14 September 2022

IMPROVING AUTISTIC INCLUSION IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

Herbert Smith Freehills, supported by The Law Society, is proud to be hosting a law industry event in London on 14 September to look at autistic inclusion in the profession
13 September 2022

Supreme Court of NSW clarifies the nature and extent of the duty of care owed by building practitioners: What you need to know

The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) ( DBP Act ) commenced just over two years ago. A significant feature of the DBP Act is the statutory duty of care it created, which provides that persons who carry out construction work have a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid economic...