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20 May 2022

Issues in Contentious Insolvency Webinar Series

Liquidators are appointed whenever a company is wound up. Banks and other financial institutions often need to deal with liquidators. These interactions can range from (and can turn from) run-of-the-mill document/information requests, to something more contentious, high-profile and high-stake:...
19 May 2022

Do companies have a moral duty to self report to the SFO?

Although Amec Foster Wheeler’s corporate bribery settlement has not introduced any legal obligation to self-report wrongdoing to the Serious Fraud Office, the judgment does encourage companies to seriously consider their moral and ethical duties when deciding whether to do so, argue Herbert Smith...
18 May 2022

Australian Federal Election Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey: Back to the future?

In the lead up to the 2022 Australian Federal Election, our national team ran a series of feedback sessions and surveyed our national clients. The results of our 2022 Federal Election Workplace and Industrial Relations Survey are in.
18 May 2022

Australian Federal Pre-Election Workplace and Industrial Relations Webinar

Our panel discuss the 2022 Australian Federal Election, the workplace reform agenda and potential impacts on our clients.
16 May 2022

UK Subsidy Control Act 2022 – What you need to know

Public authorities must prepare as the new post-Brexit subsidy control regime in force this autumn proves more heavy-handed than expected
16 May 2022

IP law podcast series - Unravelling the issues

Our experts explore the hottest topics and controversies in intellectual property law
13 May 2022

Our future Australian government’s approach to the Future of Work

In the context of ‘Remote / Controlled’: Herbert Smith Freehills’ 2021 Future of Work Report.
13 May 2022

Hong Kong court imposes punitive costs in failed IP claim against Alibaba citing forum shopping and non-disclosure

Judgment is a timely reminder of the territorial limits of IP rights as indemnity costs awarded to Chinese tech giant
12 May 2022

Half way to COP27: Are governments delivering on their climate promises?

We are excited to launch our latest report, Halfway to COP27 – a review of governments' ambitions and promises in respect of climate change, six months after the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly referred to as COP26, brought together 120 world leaders to discuss the issue.
12 May 2022

Cartel Intel – updates from our EMEA network

Antitrust authorities to ramp up dawn raids and new prosecutions as the EMEA cartel crackdown continues apace
11 May 2022

Australian labour hire in the spotlight

For many years the labour hire industry has been in the cross-hairs of the labour movement.
10 May 2022

Alumni: Grand Reunion - London 2022

10 May 2022

'Obvious accounting mistake' sees High Court sink arbitrator's award in rare duty of fairness challenge

Court rules arbitrator inflated award by over $9,000 after mistakenly including unsuccessful counterclaim
10 May 2022

The future of mining – the green revolution's sharp end

Unbeknown to many, the mining sector holds the key to the technological development needed make the globe greener.
10 May 2022

Corporate Governance snapshot: New rules on diversity-related disclosures for listed companies

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published its policy statement and new rules which require listed companies to make disclosures in relation to gender and ethnic diversity at board and executive management level for financial years beginning on or after 1 April 2022.