18 March 2020
COVID-19 People: Short guide for employers (Australia)
The COVID-19 virus is new, rapidly evolving and having a major impact on workplaces. The virus is giving rise to multitude of employment and safety-related questions in a context which has not previously been contemplated, on topics ranging from an employer’s payment obligations and dealing with...
04 February 2020
Digitalisation Trends in Indonesia’s Financial Services Sector – Recent and Upcoming Developments
In October 2019 Herbert Smith Freehills launched its 2019 Global Bank Review: The Data Game . As several themes raised in this review resonate particularly strongly in the Indonesian context, we summarise here the latest regulatory developments pertaining to digitalisation and data in Indonesia’s...
13 April 2018
Herbert Smith Freehills advises Synergy on its Bright Energy Investments joint venture with DIF and CBUS
Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Synergy on its joint venture with DIF and CBUS to form ‘Bright Energy Investments’, which will build up to 210MW of large-scale renewable energy projects in the South West Interconnected System ( SWIS ) in Western Australia.
18 October 2017
UK Government consults on proposals to expand national security review of foreign investments beyond current merger control regime
On 17 October 2017 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy ( BEIS ) published its long-awaited Green Paper National Security and Infrastructure Investment Review for consultation. The Green Paper contains proposals to extend the UK merger control public interest intervention...
20 February 2015
Contemporary issues in Australian joint venture law
Partner Tony Damian discusses Before You Tie The Knot, a new book published by Herbert Smith Freehills in conjunction with the University of Sydney. He also explains the increasing significance of joint ventures in Australia and the how the law needs to play catch up.
10 May 2021
London International Disputes Week 2021
10 – 14 May 2021 Herbert Smith Freehills is a proud founding member of LIDW. London International Disputes Week 2021 comes at a significant period for the UK legal sector, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, post-Brexit and amid an uncertain global political environment. Through a programme of...
05 March 2021
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Podcasts
Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space covering areas such as underpayment compliance, annualised salary provisions, industrial manslaughter laws and what key...
04 March 2021
ESMA FINAL REPORT ON ARTICLE 8 OF THE EU TAXONOMY REGULATION
On 1 March 2021 the European Securities and Markets Authority ( ESMA ) published its Final Report on advice under Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation. The Final Report outlines the information that non-financial undertakings and asset managers need to provide to comply with their disclosure...
03 March 2021
Developments in the ESG Bond Market: Sustainability-Linked Bonds and Transition Bonds
This is the third in a series of articles looking at the development of ESG in debt financing (the first and second can be found here and here ). In this article, we look at the ESG bond market and focus in particular on sustainability-linked bonds and transition bonds. We will discuss the...
02 March 2021
UK Government publishes revised sector definitions for mandatory notification under new national security screening regime
The UK Government has today published its response to the consultation on mandatory notification in specific sectors under the proposed new national security screening regime contained in the National Security and Investment Bill ( NSI Bill ). The NSI Bill is currently making its way through the...
02 March 2021
Contract disputes practical guides
Welcome to the home page for our series of contract disputes practical guides, designed to provide clients with practical guidance on some key issues that feature in disputes relating to commercial contracts under English law. Each edition comprises: a PDF guide (linked below); an hour-long webinar...
26 February 2021
Private equity investments under the UK’s new national security screening regime
The implications of the UK’s proposed national security investment screening regime have been widely debated since the National Security and Investment Bill ( NSI Bill ) was introduced to Parliament on 11 November 2020.
26 February 2021
Flexible and bespoke bid conditions – protecting against material risks
In E&P Financial Group Limited  ATP 1, the Takeovers Panel has confirmed that bidders have considerable latitude to craft and impose bid conditions that are designed to protect against material risks – subject always to the conditions not being prohibited by law or policy, such as...
25 February 2021
Inside Arbitration: Spotlight interview: Mike McClure
Mike is a Herbert Smith Freehills world traveller, having spent time in our London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Moscow offices. Now based in Seoul, he heads the office and leads a thriving international arbitration practice in one of Asia’s most up–and–coming arbitral seats. Mike’s practice covers...
25 February 2021
Inside Arbitration: Event report - Investor-state mediation at the tipping point
The pandemic this year may have held a lot of us back from physical gatherings, but it certainly did not diminish our interest in gathering (virtually) for this year’s Hong Kong Mediation Lecture. The lecture, organised by the Department of Justice and proudly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills,...