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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...
02 October 2018
Hashing out the Implications of Smart Contracting under English Law
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), commonly known as blockchain technology, is driving a new wave of innovation across many industries. Blockchain is often billed as a technology able to revolutionise how businesses operate, by improving reliability, security and speed due to the decentralisation...
29 August 2018
Herbert Smith Freehills, Data61 and IBM create consortium to deliver smart legal contracts on blockchain to Australian businesses
DLT Co. (formerly known as the Australian National Blockchain) will help create a new technology platform to securely and transparently manage legal agreements. Herbert Smith Freehills, CSIRO’s Data61, and IBM have formed a consortium to build Australia’s first cross-industry, large-scale, digital...
28 June 2018
Sourcing in the digital age - shaped by disruption
This article first appeared in the July 2018 issue of PLC Magazine . Nick Pantlin, Jeremy Purton, Alex Cravero and Claire Wiseman of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP discuss how new disruptive technologies are shaping current sourcing strategies.
26 February 2018
The supply chain and brand value
In this article we look at how transparency and business ethics are driving supply chains to the foreground, and how new technologies can give your business an edge. Supply chain management is business critical in the FMCG sector. It ensures that the right goods and ingredients get to market when...
22 September 2017
Regulators around the world become more vocal regarding the potential risks associated with ICOs
The rapid rise of initial coin offerings ( ICOs ) this year has prompted heightened scrutiny by regulators globally. On 4 September 2017, seven major regulators governing the finance and technology sectors in China (collectively, the Chinese Regulators ), jointly published an announcement...
22 August 2017
Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): DLT commonly known as blockchain technology is driving a new wave of innovation and productivity in the mining industry
Capital investment flows and the explosion of DLT projects across a multitude of industries internationally shows us that the technology which originated with the digital currency Bitcoin is exponentially shapeshifting in its use-cases and here to stay.
15 August 2017
MAS clarifies stance on digital tokens
On 1 August 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ( MAS ) clarified through a media release that an offer or issue of digital tokens would be regulated if these tokens constitute products which are regulated under the Securities and Futures Act ( SFA ). In doing so, the MAS sent a strong signal...
19 May 2022
Do companies have a moral duty to self report to the SFO?
Although Amec Foster Wheeler’s corporate bribery settlement has not introduced any legal obligation to self-report wrongdoing to the Serious Fraud Office, the judgment does encourage companies to seriously consider their moral and ethical duties when deciding whether to do so, argue Herbert Smith...
18 May 2022
Australian Federal Election Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey: Back to the future?
In the lead up to the 2022 Australian Federal Election, our national team ran a series of feedback sessions and surveyed our national clients. The results of our 2022 Federal Election Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey are in.
12 May 2022
Half way to COP27: Are governments delivering on their climate promises?
We are excited to launch our latest report, Halfway to COP27 – a review of governments' ambitions and promises in respect of climate change, six months after the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP26, brought together 120 world leaders to discuss the issue.
10 May 2022
Corporate Governance snapshot: New rules on diversity-related disclosures for listed companies
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its policy statement and new rules which require listed companies to make disclosures in relation to gender and ethnic diversity at board and executive management level for financial years beginning on or after 1 April 2022.
06 May 2022
AUSTRALIAN REGULATOR WINS CASE AGAINST FINANCIAL SERVICES LICENSEE FOR INADEQUATE MANAGEMENT OF CYBER RISKS
For the first time in Australia, the Federal Court has found that a failure to adequately manage cybersecurity risks constitutes a breach of general Australian financial service license ( AFSL ) obligations.