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07 July 2022

Investor roadshow briefing presentations in Australian schemes of arrangement

We consider ASIC’s recent comments in its latest corporate finance report regarding the use of investor roadshow briefing presentations in schemes of arrangement.
07 July 2022

A timely reminder about Australia's insider trading laws

A recent case relating to the 2015 takeover of PanAust serves as a timely reminder of the willingness of Courts to impose custodial sentences for breaches of the insider trading laws.
07 July 2022

DOCA takeovers: the ‘third way’ for distressed Australian listed company acquisitions

While the M&A pipeline remains strong and the usual acquisition models for listed companies (takeovers and schemes of arrangement) remain active, as talk turns to economic headwinds and rising interest rates, it is worth bearing in mind the third possible pathway to acquire a listed company in...
06 July 2022

Trust Companies Survey 2022: Reputational Risk

This year, respondents said that the fourth greatest challenge to their business was reputational risk for clients in being associated with trust structures and offshore jurisdictions. In this article, we discuss why – six years after the Panama Papers story broke – reputation continues to weigh...
06 July 2022

The Future of Consumer – Asia-Pacific Predictions

Rampant digitisation, pressure on ESG, post-Covid upheaval – our video series tackles the big trends in the booming Asia-Pacific consumer sector
05 July 2022

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia

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

Private Wealth And Charities Podcast

04 July 2022

The banking litigation podcast

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

Unbundling Competition: Asia competition law podcasts

In this podcast, members of the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition, Regulation and Trade team examine key competition law and related regulatory developments. In each instalment, we update you on the latest developments across Asia, as well as those affecting Asian businesses around the world,...
01 July 2022

Storm warnings – Will stagflation herald a new wave of corporate failures?

With inflationary pressures and battered supply chains plaguing business, the debate has resumed over how long struggling firms can put off restructuring
01 July 2022

IP law podcast series - Unravelling the issues

Our experts explore the hottest topics and controversies in intellectual property law
30 June 2022


The Office for Environmental Protection is primed to investigate the role of Ofwat, the Environment Agency and DEFRA over their regulation of sewage overflows.
30 June 2022

Asia-Pacific Competition Law Guide 2022

We are pleased to announce the launch of the sixth edition of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia-Pacific Competition Law Guide. Since the previous edition of the guide and in the context of the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, competition authorities across the Asia-Pacific region have...
29 June 2022

Trust Companies see cyber security as key business risk

Our survey confirms that trust companies continue to see cyber security as a key business risk. This is in line with companies in other areas: in IBM's 25 th edition of "The CEO Study", drawn from interviews with 3,000 CEOs worldwide, CEOs ranked cyber risk as their greatest organisational...
29 June 2022

Second Scots independence referendum floated – A Q&A Update

We assess the key commercial and legal issues as Scots politicians press for a new independence vote in 2023