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...
12 November 2019
Casting the regulatory net over virtual assets – SFC finalises new regulatory framework for virtual asset trading platforms
On 6 November 2019, the Security and Futures Commission ( SFC ) issued a position paper setting out a new regulatory framework for the licensing of centralised virtual asset trading platforms, following the SFC’s conceptual framework issued last year.
01 November 2019
Hong Kong SFC’s new electronic data requirements place MICs and cloud services in the spotlight
Yesterday, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) published a circular ( Circular ) on the use of electronic data storage providers ( EDSPs ) by licensed corporations ( LCs ).
12 September 2019
ACCC issues guidance on competition risks in IP transactions: Beware the inadvertent cartel
The ACCC has issued final Guidelines on how Australia’s competition laws will apply to intellectual property assignments and licences following the repeal of the ‘IP exemption’ from prohibitions on anti-competitive conduct which was contained in subsection 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act...
15 June 2018
PODCAST: Is Cyber Security only a priority once you've been attacked?
The topic of cyber security is a mainstay of our modern technological age and the question of if an organisation will face an attack on its digital assets is now a question of when. Our Global Head of Cyber & Data Security, Andrew Moir, joins experts from EY and IBM to delve into the achievable...
17 February 2022
Swedish Arbitration Days 2022
The Swedish Arbitration Association are hosting the Swedish Arbitration Days 2022, on the overarching theme Integrity in International Arbitration. Our Global Head of Arbitration, Paula Hodges QC will join a panel of globally prominent legal practitioners to discuss " Transparency v...
03 December 2021
Expansion to Australia’s sanctions regime passed by Parliament
On 2 December 2021 the Australian Parliament passed the Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Magnitsky-style and Other Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021 ( Bill ) introducing a new thematic sanctions regime to the Autonomous Sanctions Act 2011 ( Act ) and Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 ( Regulations ).
03 December 2021
Directors, Insolvency Practitioners and Third Parties Must Tread Carefully as New Pensions Offences Lie in Wait for the Unwary
The Pension Schemes Act came into effect on 1 October 2021 introducing the possibility of criminal prosecution where the restructuring arrangements or corporate actions of directors, lenders, investors, advisers and other parties might affect the interests of a defined benefit pension scheme. The...
30 November 2021
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Webinars
In case you missed it, you can access our previous Employment & IR briefing and Safety Leadership Series webinars below. Join our expert briefings for the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space. In these short sessions,...