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19 October 2021

COP26 and aviation – Turbulence ahead

With mounting pressure to slash emissions and limited options for ESG-friendly financing, an embattled industry must quickly win over regulators and stakeholders
19 October 2021

Biannual Banking Litigation Update - Autumn 2021

The Autumn 2021 edition of our biannual Banking Litigation Update highlights a number of the most important cases and developments affecting UK financial institutions over the past six months.
18 October 2021

COP26 and CBAM – The EU's climate gambit

Brussels' proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism risks controversy at COP26 and conflict in the WTO. Is the EU trying to leverage in global carbon pricing?
18 October 2021

Public Law Project: Judicial Review Trends and Forecasts conference 2021

We are delighted to be supporting the Public Law Project again in running its annual Judicial Review Trends and Forecasts conference. This year the conference will take place as a week of online seminars on the theme of 'accountability and the constitution'.
18 October 2021

Views on an evolving automotive industry - Using trade secrets to protect innovation

With the emergence of new technologies and innovation, such as connected autonomous vehicles and EVs, the use of trade secrets has grown in importance due to the immediacy of the protection trade secrets law offers offer and its ability to cover all types of information.
12 October 2021

The Bettor's Verdict – a Herbert Smith Freehills podcast

In this podcast Steven Jacobs is joined by industry insider guests to discuss current issues in gambling law, sports law, and digital law. Their conversations focus on unwinding the tangled web of US gambling and sports laws past and present, and delve into the digital law space to cover topics...
11 October 2021

Cartel Intel – updates from our EMEA network

In this fourth edition of our quarterly update on key EMEA cartel developments, we are pleased to open with a short interview with Bo Vesterdorf , formerly a judge at and the President of the EU General Court and now a senior consultant with HSF. In the interview, Brussels Partner Daniel Vowden has...
08 October 2021

Onwards and Upwards: In celebration of Black History Month

Making the time and effort to understand each other's lived experiences is an important part of our commitment to building a more inclusive culture in which everyone can thrive. Capturing these experiences through the eyes of colleagues enables us to collectively take another step towards a society...
06 October 2021

Webinar: Cross-border restructurings: how UK schemes may benefit businesses in Asia Pacific

Jurisdictions across the globe have sought to expand their restructuring toolkits – spurred on by Governments seeking to support business during the pandemic. This has had a significant impact on the options available when restructuring business in Asia Pacific.
06 October 2021

Taking the Floor: Government proposes to legislate a recovery presumption for funded class action group members

On 30 September 2021, the Department of Treasury opened consultation on new laws which, if enacted in their proposed form, will introduce new hurdles for litigation funders intended to ensure fairer returns for group members in future funded class actions.
06 October 2021

Public M&A UK - The Podcast Series

NEW EPISODE AVAILABLE: A lookback at an active summer of public M&A
05 October 2021

Government planning significant extension to UK's pensions notifiable events regime for corporates

The government has confirmed it plans to make long-anticipated changes to the UK's pensions notifiable events regime. The changes, first floated in 2018 and now confirmed (subject to consultation), are almost certain to mean that corporates will be required to give the Pensions Regulator and...
05 October 2021

Delivering Alternative Excellence

Fresh from scooping the title of Alternative Service Provider of the Year at the recently held African Legal Awards, Vanessa Kingsmill and Naseem Ameer-Mia of Herbert Smith Freehills chatted to Africa Legal’s Tom Pearson about their recipe for success.
05 October 2021

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security backs two step approach to adopting the security of critical infrastructure reforms

On 29 September, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security ( PJCIS ) published its advisory report on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020. 1
04 October 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills launches 1000-student online digital law course

As technologies like blockchain and AI tighten their grip on the modern economy, Herbert Smith Freehills offers three, online primers to usher students into the pioneering field of digital law.