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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
03 April 2020

Fintech market enters a new stage of maturity

Fintech is gearing up, shifting away from the start-up world to mature big ticket transactions. In this article Richard Woods, Clive Cunningham and Wendy Saunders of Herbert Smith Freehills review macro-developments in Europe.
03 April 2020

COVID-19: Posible impacto jurídico (últimas novedades) (España)

En los últimos días se ha publicado nueva normativa para hacer frente a la crisis sanitaria provocada por el COVID-19. Analizamos a continuación, los impactos más relevantes de las medidas que se incluyen fundamentalmente en el Real Decreto-ley 11/2020, de 31 de marzo, por el que se adoptan medidas...
03 April 2020

COVID-19: People: Flexibility provisions in Modern Awards (Australia)

Over the past week, the Fair Work Commission ( FWC ) has made determinations to vary the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 (the Clerks Award ), the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (the Hospitality Award ) and the Restaurant Industry Award 2010 (the Restaurant Industry Award ), to address...
03 April 2020

COVID-19: People: Temporary amendments to Modern Awards concerning leave entitlements (Australia)

The Fair Work Commission ( FWC ) announced that it proposes to temporarily vary 103 modern awards to: provide all employees (including full-time, part-time and casual employees) with a new entitlement of up to 2 weeks’ unpaid pandemic leave; and provide for employees, by agreement with their...
03 April 2020

COVID-19: Pressure points: German Start-Up Liquidity Programme 2020 (Germany)

On 31 March 2020, the German Federal Government (through the German Federal Ministry of Finance and the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy) has announced to provide further liquidity measures in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this time specifically tailor-made and shaped to...
02 April 2020

3rd Annual GAR Live Construction Disputes

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

COVID-19: People: JobKeeper Payments to subsidise wages (Australia)

Eligible employers will be entitled to a wage subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight for employees covered by the JobKeeper Payment scheme.
02 April 2020

Covid-19: Pressure Points: Listed Closed-Ended Investment Funds (UK) - updated 2 April 2020

The spread of COVID-19 has unsettled financial markets over the last few weeks. Against this backdrop, it is also important to recognise the differing impact of the pandemic on different sectors and market players.
02 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

COVID-19: People: Handling COVID-19 related health information (Australia)

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to information gathering and sharing that has, up until now, not been contemplated by many Australian organisations. Businesses are dedicating resources to implement essential measures aimed at responding to COVID-19 and protecting the health of their personnel and...
02 April 2020

COVID-19: Governance: SFC extends deadline for data storage compliance (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) has extended its deadline for licensed corporations to confirm compliance with its new data storage regulations, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
02 April 2020

COVID-19: People: ADGM issues new COVID-19 circular regarding employees - 5 key points (Abu Dhabi)

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ ADGM ”) is an economic freezone located in Abu Dhabi, with its own set of civil laws based on the law of England & Wales. The ADGM’s Registration Authority (“ RA ”) issued Registration Authority Circular No. 14 of 2020 on 29 March 2020 (“ Circular ”), its most...