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06 February 2020
Australian privacy law reform and review announced
On 12 December 2019, the Australian Government announced its response to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission’s ( ACCC ) Digital Platform Inquiry. Despite the Inquiry’s name, only 1 of the 11 recommendations in the report about data practices is targeted at digital platforms.
18 December 2018
Mounting pressure on European Commission ahead of decision on technology standards for connected cars
The European Commission is soon set to decide on a key issue regarding the future of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs): whether 5G or Wi-Fi should be the preferred communications technology for CAVs. The Commission was expected to issue draft legislation by way of a delegated act this year (...
13 November 2018
The next step in legislating for the use of self-driving vehicles
The Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 received Royal Assent in July 2018. While providing (in broad terms) for a system of civil liability where an accident is caused by an automated vehicle and establishing core definitions, the Act does not seek to address a number of important issues...
26 July 2018
Green light for new Automated and Electric Vehicles Act
On 19 July 2018, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill received Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament. The new Automated and Electric Vehicles Act represents the first legislative step towards the UK Government's aim of establishing the UK as a world leader in the development and...
29 May 2018
European Commission sets out legislative roadmap for the future of connected and autonomous vehicles in the EU
On 17 May 2018, the European Commission announced a suite of legislative and policy proposals relating to connected and autonomous vehicles. These announcements came as part of the "Third Mobility Package" – the Commission's broader agenda to ensure "safe, clean and connected mobility" in Europe by...
24 May 2018
Connected and autonomous vehicles: Is China ready?
Regulation of autonomous vehicles in China is moving fast. The recent municipal and national road testing rules have laid the foundation for Testing Entities to test their autonomous driving systems in China. We expect to see intensive testing activities in major cities in China in the coming...
20 April 2018
The digital world in Asia – the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles
A number of industry sectors could be dramatically transformed as a result of the development of new connected and autonomous (CAV) technology, which has far reaching applications. As companies seek to collaborate with each other and navigate the complex legal landscape in developing the CAV world...
13 February 2018
China autonomous driving: analysis of the first road testing rules released in Beijing
On 18 December 2017, the first road testing regulations for autonomous driving vehicles (ADVs) in China were released in Beijing ( Beijing Regulations ). The Beijing Regulations have been issued jointly by the departments responsible for transport, traffic police and industry in Beijing ( Beijing...
28 November 2017
UK GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SEE FULLY DRIVERLESS CARS ON UK ROADS BY 2021
In its Budget on 22 November 2017, the UK Government predicted that the driverless car industry will be worth £28 billion to the UK economy and committed to establishing the UK as a world leader in the development and deployment of driverless car technology. The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond MP,...
01 November 2017
US Regulators Consider Removing "Unnecessary Regulatory Barriers" to Autonomous Vehicles
In a move that may accelerate the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles in the United States, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ("NHTSA") has announced a consultation to consider the merits of removing what it calls "unnecessary" barriers to autonomous vehicle testing,...
07 September 2020
London International Disputes Week 2020
We are pleased to announce that London International Disputes Week (LIDW) is returning for a second year in September 2020. Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be associated with this key event, which celebrates London as a global centre for dispute resolution. 7 – 11 September 2020 For more...
04 June 2020
People: Job Retention Scheme (UK)
On 22 May 2020 the UK Government issued a new Direction amending the legal framework for claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. On 29 May 2020 the Chancellor announced that partial furlough would be permitted from July and that employers would be required to shoulder some of the...
04 June 2020
COVID 19: Pressure Points: Operational disruption in financial services in the age of COVID-19 (Australia)
This article is the second in a series by our financial services team which will explore the practical implications of COVID-19 on the financial services industry and our client’s businesses.
04 June 2020
Webinar: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces
On 5 March 2020, the Australian Human Rights Commission released its fourth national survey on Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces. The report has wide-ranging implications for employers - from a policy perspective and what it means to the culture of the workplace.
04 June 2020
Webinar: Mind Your Head! What I Wish I’d Known about Anxiety, Depression and Wellbeing
Andrew Wells is a Senior Associate specialising in Intellectual Property in our London Disputes team. During this session Andrew generously draws on his personal experience of anxiety and depression to offer his insights and thoughts on what we can do as individuals to combat mental ill health,...
03 June 2020
US DOJ seeks to stop human rights lawsuits against corporations
In a May 26, 2020 filing , the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to hold that domestic corporations cannot be sued in U.S. courts for alleged human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”).
03 June 2020
COVID-19: Pressure points: E-signing reform in Queensland (Australia)
Queensland has temporarily eased restrictions on the electronic signing of certain documents, allowing: deeds to be signed electronically and without a witness; mortgages (in certain circumstances), general powers of attorney, affidavits, declarations, wills, enduring powers of attorney and advance...
03 June 2020
High Court offers sympathy but no remedy to trustee facing unexpected tax bill
In Mackay v Wesley  EWHC 1215 (Ch), the Claimant, who was instructed by her father to become a trustee of a family trust as part of a tax scheme, failed to obtain from the High Court (1) an order rescinding her appointment as trustee and/or (2) a declaration that she never became a trustee...
02 June 2020
COVID-19: Pressure Points: A quick reference tool to help assess the availability of force majeure relief under English law (UK)
The global crisis arising from the COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably prompted many commercial parties to reconsider their contractual arrangements, either because they (or a counterparty) are facing difficulties in performing their obligations or because the contract has become uneconomic in light...
02 June 2020
SEC Adopts Amendments Regarding Financial Disclosures about Acquisitions and Dispositions of Businesses
On 21 May 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced the adoption of amendments to its requirements for the disclosure of financial statements relating to acquisitions and dispositions of businesses, including disclosure of related pro forma financial information. The...
02 June 2020
General Court Landmark Ruling in Three/O2 Commission Prohibition
On 28 May 2020 the General Court handed down its ruling in CK Telecoms UK Investment Ltd v European Commission (Case T-399/16) in which it annulled the EU Commission’s decision which prohibited the proposed acquisition by CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd (Hutchison) of Telefónica Europe plc (O2). The...
01 June 2020
COVID-19: Pressure points: Workplace pensions – 4 cost saving steps for employers (UK)
As the economic impact of Covid-19 and the measures introduced to restrict its spread continues to be felt, many employers are inevitably looking for ways to reduce costs and preserve cash. As far as pensions are concerned, the primary focus to date has been on the scope for employers with defined...