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01 July 2022

Storm warnings – Will stagflation herald a new wave of corporate failures?

With inflationary pressures and battered supply chains plaguing business, the debate has resumed over how long struggling firms can put off restructuring
01 July 2022

IP law podcast series - Unravelling the issues

Our experts explore the hottest topics and controversies in intellectual property law
30 June 2022

OEP LAUNCHES FIRST INVESTIGATION OVER REGULATION OF SEWAGE RELEASES

The Office for Environmental Protection is primed to investigate the role of Ofwat, the Environment Agency and DEFRA over their regulation of sewage overflows.
30 June 2022

Asia-Pacific Competition Law Guide 2022

We are pleased to announce the launch of the sixth edition of Herbert Smith Freehills’ Asia-Pacific Competition Law Guide. Since the previous edition of the guide and in the context of the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, competition authorities across the Asia-Pacific region have...
29 June 2022

Second Scots independence referendum floated – A Q&A Update

We assess the key commercial and legal issues as Scots politicians press for a new independence vote in 2023
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