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...
04 November 2019
Adding a living dimension – Smart Legal Contracts as business tools
For more than three decades, digital technologies have been changing how we work, how we consume and how we do business in almost every part of the global economy. Despite these changes, the way businesses contract with each other has remained largely the same since the 1800s. Contracts are still...
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...
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,...
29 November 2021
Launch of leading book on schemes of arrangement
After almost 9 years in the making, the much anticipated 4 th edition of Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks: The Use of Schemes of Arrangement has finally been released in conjunction with the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law at the University of Sydney.
26 November 2021
"Strategic Considerations in Cross-Border Investigations": Scott Balber and Pamela Terry contribute to Global Investigations Review’s “The Guide to International Enforcement of Securities Laws”
The chapter offers insight into how to navigate the modern complexities of cross-border securities investigations, in particular those involving the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. It covers strategic considerations, the basics of coordination among...
24 November 2021
Global Bank Review: Triodos Spanish chief on ESG and remaking banking for the 2020s
Continuing our series of insights from senior industry figures, the Global Bank Review speaks with Mikel Garcia-Prieto Arrabal, Director General of sustainability pioneer Triodos Bank España. Mikel shares his views on how climate change and rising social obligations are impacting banks and how...
11 November 2021
Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP26: Rethinking Corporate Purpose
As part of COP26, the Sustainable Innovation Forum (8-10 November 2021) is a world class, high level summit to identify the breakthrough innovation and technologies that can be deployed and scaled now, and the importance of public–private partnerships and finance.
11 November 2021
LONDON CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DISPUTES GROUP AUTHORS CHAPTER IN GAR GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION
London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partners James Doe and David Nitek and Professional Support Lawyer Noe Minamikata have authored the chapter on 'Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects' in the fourth edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction...