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29 October 2019

UAE Law Training Academy

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to invite in-house teams of our clients to the inaugural UAE Law Training Academy – a bespoke event that will provide a substantive overview of the UAE legal landscape and its intricacies
22 October 2019

Full Federal Court warns infringers: Australian IP owners entitled to broad injunctions

It can be difficult for patent owners to decide whether to pursue litigation against infringers without a clear idea of whether the remedies likely to be awarded will properly vindicate and protect their rights. A recent Full Federal Court decision clarifies the Australian position.
22 October 2019

2019 Global Bank Review

The 2019 edition of our Global Bank Review: The Data Game , explores the rapid growth of data as one of the most significant developments in the banking sector. That being the case, we are still only at the beginning of the data journey and its impact in the next decade or two will be even more...
18 October 2019

UK and EU agree revised Brexit deal: What does it mean and what next?

At the EU Summit today, the UK Government and European Commission agreed a revised Brexit deal , reaching agreement on the key outstanding issue of the Irish backstop and revising the terms of the future relationship. The European Commission has asked the European Council to endorse the revised...
17 October 2019

UPC latest news

Ratification of the UPC Agreement by Germany continues to be held up by constitutional court case and Brexit
17 October 2019

New guide to compliance for Hong Kong-listed companies launched

With numerous changes to regulations in the past year, our new edition of " Compliance Guide for Companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange " is essential reading for Hong Kong-listed companies and their advisers.
16 October 2019


14 October 2019

Do you want it right now? The exciting future of contextual commerce

E-commerce has revolutionised the retail experience by enabling individuals to purchase goods and services from the comfort of their homes with a simple click. "Contextual commerce", the next frontier for retail experience enhancement, takes the convenience and spontaneity of one-click purchasing...
14 October 2019

The Future of Consumer Series

The Consumer industry is under constant pressure to keep pace with regulatory intervention and change; disruptive technologies; consumer preferences; and business model adaptations. In this series of insights we tackle these issues highlighting the legal challenges and consequences with the aim to...
10 October 2019

Are you prepared? The board’s role in crisis management

With the ever-increasing growth in the number and potential magnitude of cyber, technological and operational risks to financial services entities, boards need to be prepared to respond to these types of crisis and ensure that the entity’s critical information assets are appropriately secured.
10 October 2019

Federal Government revives its controversial electricity misconduct bill

The Federal Government re-introduced its much-criticised ‘big stick’ energy laws this month after having abandoned the first iteration of the bill in December 2018.
10 October 2019

Order restored: High Court clarifies quantum meruit

After over a decade of uncertainty, the High Court yesterday reined in the use of the quantum meruit remedy. A majority of the Court found that builders can no longer seek compensation on a quantum meruit basis in relation to works where the builder has accrued a right to payment under the contract...
10 October 2019

Hong Kong SFC publishes licensing conditions for virtual asset fund managers

On 4 October 2019, the Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) published proforma terms and conditions which will apply to virtual asset fund managers that meet specified criteria.
10 October 2019

Corporate Crime Update, Autumn 2019

Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. This bumper edition covers a number of jurisdictions, and includes content from the summer break. For the full update on...
09 October 2019

AustralianSuper’s US$1billion commitment reflects burgeoning interest in Indian infrastructure

AustralianSuper’s commitment a harbinger for future emerging market investment by Aussie funds.