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29 June 2022

Trust Companies see cyber security as key business risk

Our survey confirms that trust companies continue to see cyber security as a key business risk. This is in line with companies in other areas: in IBM's 25 th edition of "The CEO Study", drawn from interviews with 3,000 CEOs worldwide, CEOs ranked cyber risk as their greatest organisational...
27 June 2022

The Future of Consumer – Asia-Pacific Predictions

Rampant digitisation, pressure on ESG, post-Covid upheaval – our video series tackles the big trends in the booming Asia-Pacific consumer sector
27 June 2022

Private Wealth And Charities Podcast

27 June 2022

CRTea Podcast Series

Welcome to our CRTea podcast series, which will bring you the latest developments in competition, regulatory and trade law from across EMEA and beyond.
27 June 2022

Australia’s new employee stock ownership plan disclosure exemptions present a stark choice

New reforms designed to expand access to employee equity and reduce red tape by removing disclosure and other regulatory requirements will come into force in October – but the reality is they will present companies with a stark choice when offering equity in Australia to employees.
23 June 2022

Trust Companies Survey 2022: Beneficiary Disputes

Respondents continue to identify Beneficiary Disputes (ie disputes between the trustee and one or more of the beneficiaries) as a significant challenge. However, trustees' primary concerns remain in other areas, with Beneficiary Disputes ranking as the sixth most pressing issue. In this article, we...
23 June 2022

Germany's fourth Covid Tax Relief Act – What it means for your business

Europe's largest economy widens tax relief package again in a liquidity boost for struggling small and medium-sized firms
22 June 2022

The View from Brussels: The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill stokes growing EU/UK tensions

We assess UK moves to override terms of its withdrawal deal with the EU as post-Brexit friction builds
22 June 2022

Taking possession - How to manage the uncertainty of undocumented occupation

With UK landlords facing the ambiguity of implied tenancies, we explore how to manage the risks
22 June 2022

AI Fairness in UK Financial Services

We team up with UK Finance to explore practical means of keeping bias out of tech-assisted financial services
17 June 2022

First custodial sentences for cartel conduct in Australia

Last week, the first custodial sentences were handed down in relation to contraventions of Australia’s criminal cartel laws, with custodial sentences ranging from nine months to two years and six months.
16 June 2022

Trust companies survey 2022: The data privacy angle

Whilst data privacy and security risks remain on the risk radar for trust companies, this year's trust companies survey focussed on what were the most challenging privacy risks for companies. We asked the same question when researching the last edition of the survey, when the results showed that...
16 June 2022

INside Asia M&A Podcast

What are the key Asia M&A trends that private investors, corporates and intermediaries should zero in on?
15 June 2022

Creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission: What does it mean for Australian business?

Promised by the new Labor government to be “powerful, transparent and independent” with extraordinarily wide powers granted to royal commissions, what impact will the federal Anti-Corruption Commission have on business?
15 June 2022

Quadrant Chambers Annual Energy Disputes Event - Energy Disputes in Volatile Times

The Quadrant Chambers Annual Energy Disputes Event returns to an in person event! Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be partnering with Quadrant Chambers in hosting their 2022 event at our London offices.