21 December 2020
Views on an evolving automotive industry - Government support and incentives
The automotive industry is unquestionably evolving at considerable pace whether through advances in connectivity and autonomy in vehicles, developments in the way that consumers access and use vehicles or changes driven by the 'electric revolution' and the industry disruption caused by the COVID-19...
10 December 2020
Accelerating the shift to Zero Emission Vehicles – point 4 of the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan
Point 4 of the UK Government’s Ten Point Plan announced that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the UK will be banned from 2030, ten years earlier than previously planned. Further, sale of hybrid cars and vans with a significant zero emissions capability (e.g. plug-in and full...
02 December 2020
CMA launches market study into the electric vehicle charging sector in the UK
The CMA has today (2 December 2020) launched a market study into the electric vehicle charging sector in the UK. The study will consider two broad themes: how to develop a competitive sector while also attracting private investment to help the sector grow; how to ensure people using electric...
02 September 2019
One Step Forward for Battery-powered Electric Vehicles in Indonesia
On 8 August 2019, Indonesia’s President signed the country’s first regulation on electric vehicles – Presidential Regulation No. 55 of 2019 on the Acceleration Program for Battery-powered Electric Vehicles for Road Transportation (“ PR 55/2019 ”). PR 55/2019 reflects the government’s twin ambitions...
10 May 2021
London International Disputes Week 2021
10 – 14 May 2021 Herbert Smith Freehills is a proud founding member of LIDW. London International Disputes Week 2021 comes at a significant period for the UK legal sector, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, post-Brexit and amid an uncertain global political environment. Through a programme of...
05 March 2021
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Podcasts
Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space covering areas such as underpayment compliance, annualised salary provisions, industrial manslaughter laws and what key...
04 March 2021
ESMA FINAL REPORT ON ARTICLE 8 OF THE EU TAXONOMY REGULATION
On 1 March 2021 the European Securities and Markets Authority ( ESMA ) published its Final Report on advice under Article 8 of the Taxonomy Regulation. The Final Report outlines the information that non-financial undertakings and asset managers need to provide to comply with their disclosure...
03 March 2021
Developments in the ESG Bond Market: Sustainability-Linked Bonds and Transition Bonds
This is the third in a series of articles looking at the development of ESG in debt financing (the first and second can be found here and here ). In this article, we look at the ESG bond market and focus in particular on sustainability-linked bonds and transition bonds. We will discuss the...
02 March 2021
UK Government publishes revised sector definitions for mandatory notification under new national security screening regime
The UK Government has today published its response to the consultation on mandatory notification in specific sectors under the proposed new national security screening regime contained in the National Security and Investment Bill ( NSI Bill ). The NSI Bill is currently making its way through the...
02 March 2021
Contract disputes practical guides
Welcome to the home page for our series of contract disputes practical guides, designed to provide clients with practical guidance on some key issues that feature in disputes relating to commercial contracts under English law. Each edition comprises: a PDF guide (linked below); an hour-long webinar...
26 February 2021
Private equity investments under the UK’s new national security screening regime
The implications of the UK’s proposed national security investment screening regime have been widely debated since the National Security and Investment Bill ( NSI Bill ) was introduced to Parliament on 11 November 2020.
26 February 2021
Flexible and bespoke bid conditions – protecting against material risks
In E&P Financial Group Limited  ATP 1, the Takeovers Panel has confirmed that bidders have considerable latitude to craft and impose bid conditions that are designed to protect against material risks – subject always to the conditions not being prohibited by law or policy, such as...
25 February 2021
Inside Arbitration: Spotlight interview: Mike McClure
Mike is a Herbert Smith Freehills world traveller, having spent time in our London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Moscow offices. Now based in Seoul, he heads the office and leads a thriving international arbitration practice in one of Asia’s most up–and–coming arbitral seats. Mike’s practice covers...
25 February 2021
Inside Arbitration: Event report - Investor-state mediation at the tipping point
The pandemic this year may have held a lot of us back from physical gatherings, but it certainly did not diminish our interest in gathering (virtually) for this year’s Hong Kong Mediation Lecture. The lecture, organised by the Department of Justice and proudly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills,...