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25 November 2022

A new normal: data governance and internal stakeholder alignment

Building a robust data governance and privacy compliance regime requires strategic planning and meaningful business buy-in. As the spotlight on data governance intensifies, legal leaders across all industries are evaluating best practices.
25 November 2022

ALT Australia: Law, differently

High volume, high impact and document intensive work meets cutting-edge technology.
25 November 2022

Germany set to introduce energy windfall tax before 2023

If adopted the surprise new tax will impose a significant increase on businesses' tax and compliance burdens
22 November 2022

Australian start-ups remain positive, plan to raise survey finds

Overall the survey points to a picture of resilience in Australian start-ups and a belief in the long term prospects for companies and the ecosystem.
22 November 2022

Key changes in data privacy and cyber security laws across Southeast Asia in 2022

2022 is a milestone year for data privacy and cyber security laws developments across Southeast Asia.
22 November 2022

Dutch Legislators Propose Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence Law

The landmark proposal forms part of a widening global trend to ensure firms monitor adverse impacts on issues such as human rights and the environment
22 November 2022

IP law podcast series - Unravelling the issues

Our experts explore the hottest topics and controversies in intellectual property law
21 November 2022

B20/G20: Next steps for business

Herbert Smith Freehills CEO Justin D'Agostino reports back from the B20 Indonesia on the optimism and opportunities emerging for business after attending as an Executive Board member of the International Chamber of Commerce
17 November 2022


With the crypto market enduring its most significant test to date, we explore how arbitration has become the industry's go-to forum for solving complex disputes
16 November 2022

On Just Terms Podcast Series

Australia is a litigious country - we meet with Australia's leading legal and commercial minds to discuss how to manage the corporate risk landscape. Join host Jason Betts, Disputes Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, as he interviews the people on the front lines of this changing environment.
15 November 2022

ACCC recommends far-reaching regulatory reforms shaping how digital businesses operate and engage with consumers

The Australian competition watchdog's proposals suggest a more muscular approach to regulating digital service providers
14 November 2022

ASIC’s new views on material adverse change conditions

In its September Corporate Finance Update , ASIC outlined its expectation that material adverse change ( MAC ) conditions contain objective and quantifiable standards by which the parties to a transaction, and their securityholders, can determine whether a material adverse change has occurred.
14 November 2022

Shareholder applications and standing in the Australian Takeovers Panel

14 November 2022

The Supreme Court of NSW's latest thinking on shareholder communications

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has recently provided guidance on its requirements for communications with shareholders via inbound and outbound calls and on meetings with proxy advisers in the context of a scheme of arrangement.
14 November 2022

Takeovers Law & Strategy – new 6th Edition

A new edition of Takeovers Law & Strategy is due to be released this month. Since the last edition was released in 2017, there have been 130 decisions made by the Takeovers Panel, revised guidance notes, new foreign investment rules and other developments.