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Legal Briefings | 22 August 2017

Umbrella agreements in mining

When should you use an umbrella agreement – issues and troubleshooting.
Legal Briefings | 22 August 2017

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT): DLT commonly known as blockchain technology is driving a new wave of innovation and productivity in the mining industry

Capital investment flows and the explosion of DLT projects across a multitude of industries internationally shows us that the technology which originated with the digital currency Bitcoin is exponentially shapeshifting in its use-cases and here to stay.
Legal Briefings | 22 August 2017

A Step Closer to Modern Slavery Reporting Requirements in Australia

Australian companies should assess modern slavery risks in their operations and supply chains, following an interim report from a joint parliamentary committee enquiry tasked with considering whether modern slavery reporting requirements should be imposed in Australia.
Legal Briefings | 22 August 2017

Has the sun set on South Africa’s arbitration ambitions?

Kemi Adekoya and Michael Mendelblat of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP look at the new Arbitration Bill recently introduced to the South African Parliament that will apply to international arbitrations, which should increase its appeal as an arbitration venue.
Legal Briefings | 22 August 2017

Amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Laws: Simplifying the law, increasing the penalties

There are upcoming changes to the Heavy Vehicle National Law ( HVNL ) which will affect all businesses which touch upon or deal with the road transport industry. The changes have been brought about to lessen ‘prescription’ in the laws, impose ‘risk-based’ duties, increase consistency with the Model...
Legal Briefings | 18 August 2017

Plain sailing for Glencore as court upholds Port of Newcastle declaration

The Full Federal Court has confirmed the decision of the Australian Competition Tribunal to declare services provided by the Port of Newcastle under the National Access Regime (see our previous articles here and here ). This paves the way for the ACCC to arbitrate the prices and other terms of...
Legal Briefings | 18 August 2017

Frictionless trade? UK-EU customs relations post-Brexit

On 15 and 16 August 2017 the UK Government published two papers setting out its proposals for UK-EU customs relations post-Brexit. While these papers contain the greatest amount of detail to date in relation to the Government's thinking, they do of course only represent the start of the...
Legal Briefings | 17 August 2017

Misuse of Market Power Bill passed

The Competition and Consumer Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill 2017 was passed by both houses of parliament on 15 August 2017, introducing a new misuse of market power prohibition under section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010. The changes to section 46 are significant,...
Legal Briefings | 17 August 2017

Big deals feature amid increasing complexity

This article was orginally published in our Asia Pacific M&A review 2017 .
Legal Briefings | 16 August 2017

Less than a year to go before new country of origin food labels become mandatory

In response to consumer feedback and government consultation and review, the new Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016 (the Standard ) 1 were introduced last year and take mandatory effect from 1 July 2018 .
Legal Briefings | 16 August 2017

Corporate crime update, August 2017

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update covers a number of jurisdictions summarised below. Click read more for the full article of each jursidiction.
Legal Briefings | 15 August 2017

MAS clarifies stance on digital tokens

On 1 August 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ( MAS ) clarified through a media release that an offer or issue of digital tokens would be regulated if these tokens constitute products which are regulated under the Securities and Futures Act ( SFA ). In doing so, the MAS sent a strong signal...
Legal Briefings | 15 August 2017

India Related Commercial Contracts

Dispute resolution and governing law clauses We are delighted to share with you the sixth edition of our well-regarded Guide on Dispute Resolution and Governing Law Clauses in India-related Commercial Contracts. The Guide is intended to assist in-house counsel who handle India-related commercial...
Legal Briefings | 15 August 2017

The Unified patent court and unitary patent – Introduction

26 of the 28 European Union Member States (MSs) have participated in the enhanced cooperation needed to establish a new patent right – the European Patent with Unitary Effect, otherwise known as the unitary patent ( UP ). This new right will become available as soon as the new court system - the...
Guides | 14 August 2017

The Securities Litigation Review 3rd edition 2017, England and Wales chapter

This third edition of The Securities Litigation Review is a guided introduction to the international varieties of enforcing rights related to the issuance and exchange of publicly traded securities.