24 June 2020
Pressure Points: Venture capital in Southeast Asia post-Covid-19 (Asia)
The Covid-19 pandemic has created significant economic challenges for industries world-wide. The Southeast Asia venture capital industry and the start-up ecosystem that it supports are no exception. Start-ups in particularly hard-hit industries have found themselves at risk in these uncertain times...
28 February 2020
2019 Australian IPO Review: REIT IPOs – The answer for you?
Australian real estate continues to attract substantial investment, both from domestic and offshore players, with the predominant structure for commercial property ownership being real estate investment trusts (both listed and unlisted). Recent experience demonstrates that REIT IPOs continue to be...
08 October 2019
What happens when a VC fund and a law firm host a future of HR summit?
Over the past two weeks we have seen Culture Amp raise over $100 million, Atlassian release their culture playbook publicly, and over 180 chief executive officers of leading global companies, headed by the well-respected CEO of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, recommend, “that corporations must change...
15 December 2017
Getting the deal through: Joint Ventures 2018
Joint ventures, in the purest sense (namely, a collaboration between two or more legal or natural persons with the aim of conducting a shared business), have been around for as long as modern company law and are equally integral to its development. Indeed, the early laws on partnerships and...
09 June 2021
Launch event: Law Commission review of the law relating to corporate criminal liability
On 9 June 2021 at 4.30pm, our Corporate Crime and Investigations team will be hosting an event where the Law Commission will launch its review of the law relating to corporate criminal liability in England and Wales.
13 May 2021
Part 26A restructuring plans - most significant change in 20 years
In what is likely to be the most significant change to the UK restructuring and insolvency market since the Enterprise Act 2002, the Court has yesterday 1 paved the way for restructuring plans under Part 26A to the Companies Act 2006 ("RPs") to be used to compromise the rights of landlords,...
12 May 2021
CO2 Preis bleibt hälftig beim Vermieter
Der Grundsatz, dass verbrauchsabhängige Nebenkosten auf den Mieter vollständig umgelegt werden können, gerät ins Wanken. Am 12. Mai 2021 hat das Bundeskabinett beschlossen, dass der seit 1. Januar 2021 geltende CO2 Preis hälftig zwischen Vermietern und Mietern geteilt werden soll.
11 May 2021
EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan takes shape with proposal for Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and first Taxonomy Delegated Acts
On 21 April 2021 the European Commission took another step towards implementing the Green Deal and the Sustainable Finance Action Plan by adopting a package of measures, including a proposal for a Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the first Climate Delegated Act under the...
11 May 2021
Routes and obstacles to a second Scottish independence referendum
At the time, the 2014 referendum was seen as a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to settle the question: “ Should Scotland be an independent country”. The No-vote won by 55% to 45%. However, following the results of the Scottish Parliament election on 6 May, the debate around a second referendum...
11 May 2021
National Security and Investment Act 2021: Application of the New UK National Security and Investment Regime to Lending Arrangements
On 29 April 2021 the National Security and Investment (NSI) Bill received Royal Assent. The NSI Act 2021 introduces significant legislative reforms which will overhaul the ability of the UK Government to review transactions on national security grounds, and potentially prohibit their completion or...
10 May 2021
Copyright owners “Don’t have to take it”: Federal Court of Australia awards substantial remedy for copyright infringement, plus double damages for flagrancy
The Federal Court’s recent decision in Universal Music v Palmer , in which Mr Palmer was ordered to pay AU$1.5 million for his unauthorised use of the song We’re Not Gonna Take It , reaffirms that the Court is prepared to award significant financial remedies to intellectual property owners whose...
10 May 2021
Hydrogen and Africa
As part of the energy transition, clean hydrogen has emerged as a critical tool in decarbonising our economies. In this article, we discuss the hype around hydrogen, provide a quick recap of hydrogen technology and explore reasons why the African continent is well placed to leverage the...
07 May 2021
The Future of Packaging Waste in the UK: Government Outlines Framework for Extended Producer Responsibility
The UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) launched a second consultation on the introduction of UK-wide Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging (deadline to submit responses is 4 June 2021 ). The proposals provide further information on Government's plans to...
05 May 2021
Corporate Debt and Treasury Report 2021
Corporate Treasury Proves Resilient to COVID-19 Challenges and ESG Rises Up The Corporate Agenda For the seventh consecutive year, our Corporate Debt team has surveyed and interviewed treasurers and other senior finance professionals over 100 large UK listed corporates (and equivalents) for our...
05 May 2021
The Future of Consumer – 2021 APAC predictions
2020 presented a number of significant challenges with Covid-19 accelerating some of the existing trends in the consumer sector – and we expect to see these issues driving some real turning points in 2021, as our Asia-Pacific Consumer team will explore in this series. Trust continues to be a major...