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07 May 2019

London International Disputes Week 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be supporting the inaugural London International Disputes Week (LIDW), which takes place between 7 and 10 May 2019.
01 February 2019

Client Academy India

We are very proud to host our inaugural flagship event, the Client Academy India. This event, which will take place in Mumbai at the beginning of 2019, is aimed at bringing together a select group of the most senior legal advisers from major organisations across India for a full day programme...
17 January 2019

Fairness (and reasonableness) according to Fairymead

An insurer must act fairly and reasonably in its process of consideration and its decision.
16 January 2019

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the Business and Property Courts – An overview of the major changes introduced by the Pilot and their implications for clients

Upcoming event: Wednesday 16 January 2018 12.30 - 1.30pm GMT
14 January 2019

Preparing for Brexit: EEA Firms UK Temporary Permissions Regime (“TPR”)

The UK FCA and PRA propose to implement the TPR if the UK leaves the European Union on 29 March 2019 without an implementation (or transitional) period, to ensure that EEA firms currently operating under an incoming passport (either from a UK branch or on a cross-border services basis into the UK)...
11 January 2019

Madrid video updates: Problemática en la diferenciación entre relación mercantil y laboral, en relación con las plataformas digitales

11 January 2019

What will law firms look like in 2049?

Mark Rigotti looks back over 30 years in law and predicts the changes to come in the next three decades.
10 January 2019

11 weeks to Brexit: Updated Brexit Legal Guide

Without an intervening event, the UK will withdraw from the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019. Otherwise much remains unknown. The negotiated withdrawal deal comprising a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and non-binding Political Declaration is facing significant opposition in the UK and will not be...
10 January 2019

Brexit Legal Guide 2018

As business makes increasingly vocal calls for legal certainty we are pleased to launch this Brexit Legal Guide. The new online guide will be regularly updated as the legal impact of Brexit evolves. The latest updates are indicated below.
09 January 2019

The Prague Rules: a brand new approach to arbitration?

The new Rules on the Efficient Conduct of Proceedings in International Arbitration (Prague Rules) launched last month in the Czech Republic and aim to provide a more efficient framework for arbitral procedure which can be used to streamline a dispute, reducing delay and costs. Their approach is...
03 January 2019

Consolidated Corporate Update, July - December 2018

This half-yearly update briefing summarises the major developments in UK corporate law and regulation which have occurred over the last six months and which will be of relevance to UK listed companies.
03 January 2019

SEC Chairman comments on Brexit, LIBOR and Cybersecurity risks

On 6 December 2018, the Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the “ SEC ”), Jay Clayton, delivered a speech 1 in New York where he identified the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union (“ Brexit ”), the transition away from LIBOR and cybersecurity as key market risks that...
21 December 2018

Corporate Crime and Investigations: looking back at 2018 and the outlook for 2019

The conclusion of public hearings at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry ( Royal Commission ) marks the end of a significant year in the focus on corporate conduct. We look back at key developments in 2018 and look forward to the...
21 December 2018

Corporate Crime Update, December 2018

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. This month, we would like to wish all of our regular readers a very happy, and hopefully corporate crime free, festive...
20 December 2018

ASIC confirms intention to create foreign ASFL regime and modify limited connection relief