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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.
05 May 2020

Alumni: The Grand Reunion - London 2020

We are delighted to invite you to The Grand Reunion: London 2020
27 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Contractual Implications and Considerations under New York law (United States)

As the COVID-19 outbreak keeps impacting contractual performance, an increasing number of counterparties are seeking ways to avoid contractual liability for non-performance. Parties with contracts governed by New York law should consider a number of issues before attempting to excuse performance...
02 April 2020

Alumni End of Summer Soirée, Sydney

Herbert Smith Freehills invites our Alumni back home this year, for a reunion to experience an End of Summer Soir ée. Join us for a colourful affair where guests can relax, and catch up with old friends. You'll enjoy a feast of summer delights with a Gelato Messina pop-up, sample Prosecco and...
02 April 2020

3rd Annual GAR Live Construction Disputes

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be a conference supporter.
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: The CNMC launches a whistleblowing/ enquiries tool for competition law matters related to the COVID-19 outbreak (Madrid)

The CNMC bolsters its online whistleblowing hotline to pursue anticompetitive conduct in any sector, although with a special interest in the medical equipment, funeral and cremation services sectors. An enquiries platform is also launched so that operators can make competition law enquiries to the...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: State of health emergency: what are the impacts on credit agreements? (France)

A review of the questions raised by Ordinance No. 2020-306 of 25 March 2020, relating to the prorogation of elapsed period during the health emergency period and the adaptation of procedures during the same period, published in the Journal Officiel of 26 March 2020 (hereinafter the “Ordinance”)
01 April 2020

COVID-19: People: Data comes to the fore as outbreak continues (UK)

The COVID-19 outbreak is proving an interesting time to be a data protection practitioner. There seems to be a new article each day about the next exciting app which promises to use data to help manage the crisis. This post focuses on two particular propositions that pose interesting data...
01 April 2020

Navigating COVID-19 Podcast Series

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant health, social and economic challenges world-wide, forcing governments and businesses to critically assess the impact to their people, operations and governance. We understand that navigating the pace of change, whilst also dealing with immediate issues...
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Real Estate landlord tenants update (Australia)

The shockwaves from the outbreak of COVID-19 are being felt right across the Australian economy – and commercial real estate is no different. Tenants and landlords are facing the prospect of a prolonged reduction in business activity, remote working and even total shutdown – none of which were...
31 March 2020

COVID-19: People: Update for employers (Europe)

This briefing note provides our clients with a practical guide to some of the immediate key issues facing employers across Europe in the context of the current health crisis and details of the financial and support measures available. Our teams are monitoring the legal developments and will be...
31 March 2020

COVID-19: PRESSURE POINTS: IS A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF BUSINESS DUE TO COVID-19 AN EVENT OF DEFAULT? (GLOBAL)

In secured lending transactions, it is common to include a trigger whereby an event of default will occur if a borrower “suspends or ceases to carry on (or threatens to suspend or cease to carry on) all or a material part of its business”. This is consistent with the Loan Market Association (LMA)...
31 March 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Dealing with disruption in the consumer sector – views from China (Global)

China is ahead of other countries in reacting to COVID-19’s impact on the consumer sector. By sharing what we are seeing and experiencing in China, we hope our observations and insights may help industry players around the world deal with the disruption caused by the current challenging situation.
31 March 2020

COVID-19: Webinar series (Global)

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant health, social and economic challenges world-wide, forcing governments and businesses to critically assess the impact to their people, operations and governance. We understand that navigating the pace of change, whilst also dealing with immediate issues...