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Events | 27 November 2017

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop

You are an in-house counsel, a contract manager, a transactional or dispute resolution lawyer. You have received a call from your management team or client at 6:30 p.m. asking you to finalise an arbitration agreement within a few hours before the deal is sealed. How do you secure the best possible...
Legal Briefings | 22 November 2017

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: Navigating the Future

Connected and autonomous vehicles are fast becoming a reality. It no longer seems to be a question of 'if' but 'when'.
Events | 22 November 2017

Menas Breakfast Briefing - Morocco

We would be delighted to see you at our next breakfast briefing organised with co-hosts Menas Associates.
Legal Briefings | 22 November 2017

Be specific when it comes to project insurance

A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court reminds us of importance of carefully documenting the intended relationships and hierarchy between a project-specific insurance policy and the insurance policies which are held by the various participants in the project. 1
Legal Briefings | 21 November 2017

High Court refuses priority rescue financing status in first case on Singapore’s new DIP financing regime

In the first judgment under Singapore’s new ‘super priority’ DIP financing regime, the Singapore High Court declined to grant priority status to funds to be advanced to the Attilan Group. The Singapore regime is the first to import US Chapter 11-style DIP priority funding mechanisms into a...
News | 21 November 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills advises PTTGL Investment on the acquisition of a stake in Petronas' ninth liquefaction train at Malaysian LNG complex

Herbert Smith Freehills has advised PTTGL Investment Limited ( PTTGLI ) on the acquisition of a 10% stake in PETRONAS LNG 9 Sdn Bhd ( PL9SB ).
Legal Briefings | 21 November 2017

Patent and Pharma update - November 2017

Key recent developments in the United Kingdom and Europe relating to the patents and pharmaceutical sector. One of the most significant developments in the patent law arena in recent years has been the decision of the Supreme Court in Actavis v Eli Lilly, which has changed the approach to patent...
Legal Briefings | 20 November 2017

Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) Auction Scheme now taking bids

In response to Victoria becoming the first state to legislate for its renewable energy targets, the Victorian Renewable Energy Target 2017 Reverse Auction (the Reverse Auction ), will award commercial contracts which enable up to 650 megawatts ( MW ) of large-scale renewable energy generation (with...
Legal Briefings | 20 November 2017

The 10 main new features of Spain's new public procurement law

Finally, on 9 November, Spain's Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado, or " BOE ") published Public Procurement Law 9/2017, of 8 November 2017, which transposes into Spanish law the Directives of the European Parliament and Council 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU, of 26 February 2014.
Legal Briefings | 17 November 2017

Swiss Parliament calls for parent company liability for human rights breaches

Switzerland is the latest in a series of countries to consider whether to compel its companies to respect human rights throughout their business activities. The Legal Affairs Committee of the Swiss Parliament's Council of States has acknowledged that human rights violations by Swiss based companies...
Legal Briefings | 17 November 2017

SFC publishes consultation conclusions on enhancing regulation of asset management industry and point-of-sale transparency and launches further consultation

Yesterday, the Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) published its consultation conclusions on proposals to enhance asset management regulation and point-of-sale transparency (the Proposals ) (please see here for our e-bulletin on the SFC's consultation). The SFC has also launched a further...
Legal Briefings | 17 November 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills acts for Tabcorp in second successful authorisation application to acquire Tatts

The Australian Competition Tribunal has today granted authorisation to Tabcorp Holdings Limited, represented by Herbert Smith Freehills, to acquire the shares in Tatts Group Limited as part of its AU$11 billion merger with Tatts.
Legal Briefings | 17 November 2017

A Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

The ministers responsible for the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP ) of 11 countries have announced that the core elements of a Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership are agreed ( CPTPP ).
Guides | 16 November 2017

General Counsel Update, November 2017

This is the latest in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas. Click Download for a copy of the update. Please see a summary of content below. Click download above for a full copy. For more information, please contact Emily Lew , Editor.
Legal Briefings | 16 November 2017

Fintech: to regulate or to partner…that is the question

New technology is revolutionising the way we live, work and communicate.