30 January 2020
Leasing of Real Estate in the DIFC
We are pleased to issue this update in respect of two important legal developments regarding leasing of real estate in the DIFC. First, DIFC Leasing Law No.1 of 2020 sets out a new framework for owners and occupiers who are leasing real estate in the financial centre. Secondly, the DIFC Courts have...
11 December 2019
Real Estate. Reconsidered
The real estate sector has been at the centre of many of the most significant changes that are impacting the modern world. A decade ago the financial crisis shook our markets. However, the subsequent drive for diversification has led to an unprecedented period of cross-border investment and...
25 November 2019
The world of work: Real Estate perspective
The world of work is undergoing a transformation on a scale not seen since the Industrial Revolution. Automation and digital technology are changing how, when and where we work, and in what roles. Flexible and remote working has mushroomed, with clear implications for organisations' workspace...
22 October 2019
The compulsory purchase regime in England
Compulsory purchase is sometimes necessary for development to proceed but it can be confusing for those who are unfamiliar with the process. The aim of this podcast series is to provide a user friendly explanation of the compulsory purchase regime in England, to give a listener a good understanding...
18 December 2018
What use are “entire agreement” clauses on claims for pre-contractual misleading or deceptive conduct?
The High Court of England has recently affirmed 1 that an “entire agreement” clause does not exclude liability for misrepresentation. This article considers whether the law is the same in Australia and, if so, what is the point of an entire agreement clause?
12 November 2018
The Sale of Land Act is set to change – here’s what you need to know
The Victorian Parliament has recently introduced a new bill which plans to restrict the use of sunset clauses in residential off the plan contracts, prohibit certain rent-to-buy agreements and terms contracts and altering the offence provisions for vendor disclosure obligations. If passed, the Bill...
12 November 2018
Real Estate: what developers need to know about the rising trend of short stay accommodation
The Victorian Parliament recently passed legislation to regulate short-term accommodation arrangements in apartments that are governed by owners corporations. The legislation will come into effect in February 2019. In summary, the legislation now gives power to the owners corporations and affected...
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...
16 March 2020
Panel Discussion: Driving efficiencies in arbitral practice
The International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 has delivered the required framework for South Africa to become a truly international arbitration hub. The inaugural Johannesburg Arbitration Week, which takes place on 17-19 March 2020, will take a step towards this goal, exploring recent developments...
26 February 2020
ACCC continues focus on tech and essential services as part of broad ranging priorities
The ACCC’s 2020 enforcement priorities provide an insight into its focus areas and a preview of matters that are likely to develop over the course of 2020. This year’s priorities highlight a continued focus on key consumer facing industries, with technology and essential services (such as...
25 February 2020
Corporate Crime Update, Winter 2020
Welcome to the Winter 2020 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the links...
20 February 2020
Consumer Data Right: 2020 Update
Following extensive activity around the Consumer Data Right (CDR) throughout 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) advised in December 2019 that the CDR roll-out in respect of the banking sector would be delayed due to incomplete system testing. As a result, the first...