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24 September 2020

Webinar: Sustainability in Arbitration – Reducing the environmental impact of our disputes

Herbert Smith Freehills and the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations are delighted to invite you to attend our webinar on Sustainability in Arbitration. Environmental sustainability is not a new subject, but is one that is increasingly at the forefront of government and corporate strategy and...
18 September 2020

The Future of Consumer Series

The consumer sector is at an exciting time with the opportunities from innovation and technology, and also under constant pressure to keep pace with regulatory intervention and change; disruptive technologies; and business model adaptations. In this series of insights, we tackle a range of issues...
18 September 2020

Exploring Opportunities: Digitise to survive and thrive – Six steps to a successful digital transformation (Global)

The need to digitise has never been so relevant and important for business. Global trade has been disrupted and reshaped – the ability to ensure critical operations can continue and to rapidly adjust to a very dynamic situation has become a determiner of business survival. Only those businesses...
17 September 2020

Navigating the low price oil environment

Oil prices have recently reached historic lows. Oil companies are faced with a number of potential legal issues as low oil prices impact their trading and operational agreements. In this podcast series we consider some of the key issues triggered by the current low oil price environment, looking in...
17 September 2020

Brexit countdown: Big changes are coming on 1 January 2021 whatever happens as negotiation tensions rise

As businesses and governments around the world continue to grapple with the implications of COVID-19, Brexit is fast approaching. This time for real. Last year, as businesses awaited a potential Brexit without a deal, the difference was stark. ‘Deal’ meant entering a status quo transition period in...
16 September 2020

Webinar: Employment & IR Briefing Series 2020 - What's next? (Australia)

In this webinar briefing, our Employment, IR and Safety team discuss the most recent employment and IR issues and developments for HR practitioners and general counsel. Featuring partners drawn from each of our Australian offices, the panel canvassed the lessons and insights they have been sharing...
16 September 2020

Judgment in UK test case on insurance cover for Covid losses

The decision in the UK test case on business interruption insurance coverage related to Covid-19 was handed down last night (Australian time) and represents a significant win for policyholders. The UK Financial Conduct Authority, which brought the case on behalf of policyholders, was represented by...
16 September 2020

Governance: Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020: Impact on Airline Insolvency (UK)

In July 2019, we published a briefing on the recommendations proposed by the Airline Insolvency Review’s final report, 1 which was commissioned by the UK Government to assess the existing protections available to passengers in the event of a future airline insolvency and make recommendations to...
16 September 2020

Abraham Accords signed and released and diplomatic relations commence

The leaders of the United Arab Emirates (“ UAE ”) and Israel signed an agreement in Washington yesterday, on 15 September 2020, formalising the countries’ commitment to normalise diplomatic relations. The Kingdom of Bahrain also signed a separate agreement with Israel at the same ceremony. All four...
15 September 2020

Future Cities Series: Views from our sector experts

This series examines the most pressing issues facing our cities in the post-Covid era. We have taken a cross-sector view of the legal and regulatory impacts of the pandemic and have scrutinised the key areas that are likely to be affected by it. Across each of those areas, our sector experts...
15 September 2020

Future Cities Series: Beyond Applause – Key workers in future cities

The contribution made by key workers to our cities has never been more essential – or more appreciated. Yet many of our cities are increasingly unaffordable for nurses, paramedics, teachers and police officers. The Covid‑19 pandemic may result in a renewed focus on enabling key workers to live and...
14 September 2020

Kingdom of Bahrain becomes second Gulf country to enter into peace deal with Israel

On Friday 11 September 2020 it was announced in a joint statement released by the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United States and Israel, that the Kingdom of Bahrain would enter into an agreement with Israel to establish full diplomatic relations between the two countries.
14 September 2020

Restructuring and turnaround: tax implications of financial restructurings (Germany)

Introduction Businesses are struggling. Many have lost a significant portion of their annual revenue as a result of lockdowns and other measures to prevent the spread of Covid19 during the first half of 2020.
11 September 2020

Securities class actions in England and Wales: the challenges for funders and a perspective from Australia

There are interesting contrasts between the highly dynamic securities class action markets in Australia and England and Wales. While the Australian market is more developed, there has been rapid growth in recent years in England and Wales.
10 September 2020

International Construction Law Conference

KCL Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution in collaboration with the Academy of Experts invite you to this online conference. Thu, 10 September 2020 09:30 – 18:00 BST