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25 November 2022

ALT Australia: Law, differently

High volume, high impact and document intensive work meets cutting-edge technology.
25 November 2022

Germany set to introduce energy windfall tax before 2023

If adopted the surprise new tax will impose a significant increase on businesses' tax and compliance burdens
25 November 2022

A new normal: data governance and internal stakeholder alignment

Building a robust data governance and privacy compliance regime requires strategic planning and meaningful business buy-in. As the spotlight on data governance intensifies, legal leaders across all industries are evaluating best practices.
22 November 2022

IP law podcast series - Unravelling the issues

Our experts explore the hottest topics and controversies in intellectual property law
22 November 2022

Australian start-ups remain positive, plan to raise survey finds

Overall the survey points to a picture of resilience in Australian start-ups and a belief in the long term prospects for companies and the ecosystem.
22 November 2022

Key changes in data privacy and cyber security laws across Southeast Asia in 2022

2022 is a milestone year for data privacy and cyber security laws developments across Southeast Asia.
22 November 2022

Dutch Legislators Propose Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Law

The landmark proposal forms part of a widening global trend to ensure firms monitor adverse impacts on issues such as human rights and the environment
21 November 2022

B20/G20: Next steps for business

Herbert Smith Freehills CEO Justin D'Agostino reports back from the B20 Indonesia on the optimism and opportunities emerging for business after attending as an Executive Board member of the International Chamber of Commerce
17 November 2022


With the crypto market enduring its most significant test to date, we explore how arbitration has become the industry's go-to forum for solving complex disputes
16 November 2022

On Just Terms Podcast Series

Australia is a litigious country - we meet with Australia's leading legal and commercial minds to discuss how to manage the corporate risk landscape. Join host Jason Betts, Disputes Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, as he interviews the people on the front lines of this changing environment.
15 November 2022

ACCC recommends far-reaching regulatory reforms shaping how digital businesses operate and engage with consumers

The Australian competition watchdog's proposals suggest a more muscular approach to regulating digital service providers
14 November 2022

Update on the Allocation of CO²-Costs between Landlord and Tenant

The principle that consumption-based ancillary costs can be shifted in full to tenants will no longer be applicable as of January 1, 2023.
14 November 2022

Term SOFR in USD loans

There has been a divergence in the international market in the rate which will replace USD LIBOR when it is discontinued at the end of June next year. Given the significant investment in systems to calculate compounded in arrear near risk-free rates (RFRs) and market familiarity with those rates in...
14 November 2022

Dealing with regulatory approval uncertainty and delay in members’ schemes of arrangement in Australia

Uncertainty regarding the receipt of regulatory approvals is fuelling concerns regarding completion risk.
14 November 2022


Today’s investors, consumers and employees expect companies to take the lead on ESG initiatives – requiring sharp focus on the investments required to hit targets set by Australia and its corporate citizens