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Legal Briefings | 19 July 2017

Apology legislation passed in Hong Kong: What does it mean for you?

On 13 July, Hong Kong’s Legislative Council passed a law (the Apology Law) intended to facilitate the resolution of civil disputes in the territory. The Apology Law, which is expected to be gazetted and come into force shortly, reforms the legal consequences of making any sort of apology (written,...
Events | 18 July 2017

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Conference

The advent of connected and autonomous driving technology is being hailed by many as a revolution in the automotive sector. But this is not the only sector that may be radically altered. The possible applications of this technology are far reaching and straddle a variety of different sectors...
Legal Briefings | 17 July 2017


A new Value Added Tax (VAT) is to be introduced in the Gulf States with effect from 1 January 2018. Outline details of the tax are set out in a Treaty issued by the GCC in May 2017 which will be supplemented by Regulations and Guidance issued by the States. This article is the first of a series of...
Legal Briefings | 17 July 2017

Update: Reviewed Mining Charter (2017)

On 14 July 2017, the Chamber of Mines (" the Chamber ") released a media statement advising that the Minister of Mineral Resources had given a written undertaking that both he and the Department of Mineral Resources (" DMR "), would not implement or apply the provisions of the Reviewed Mining...
Legal Briefings | 11 July 2017

Government releases proposals to regulate financial benchmarks

The Government has released proposals to reform the regulation of financial benchmarks in Australia. Firms which rely on benchmarks to provide financial services or which provide services against benchmarks should be aware of these proposals and consider making a submission in respect of the...
Legal Briefings | 11 July 2017

Australian SIV and PIV regime under review by Department of Immigration and Border Protection

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection ( DIBP ) is consulting on proposed amendments to the Significant Investor Visa ( SIV ) and Premium Investor Visa ( PIV ) regime ( Consultation ) following DIBP’s review of Australia investment visas.
Legal Briefings | 11 July 2017

Arbitration in India: Dispute resolution in the world's largest democracy

'Incredible India' (as the tourist marketing campaign describes it) has an economy growing at 7% a year, a population of 1.2 billion of whom some 65% are below the age of 35, and an outward-facing, English speaking business community boasting international players in steel, manufacturing,...
Legal Briefings | 11 July 2017

Corporate crime update, July 2017

Welcome to the July 2017 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update covers a number of jurisdictions summarised below. Click read more for the full article of each jursidiction.
Guides | 06 July 2017

Inside Arbitration

In a global business it can often be difficult to get to know your colleagues in other offices and locations. You may deal with them by email or over the phone, but that rarely equates to understanding how, or why, they came to be doing the work they do today or the additional skills and...
Audio and Video | 03 July 2017

CEO Mark Rigotti on what matters to clients on diversity and inclusion

Senior business journalist James Ashton spoke to CEO Mark Rigotti.
Legal Briefings | 30 June 2017

Australian Foreign Investment Review June 2017

We are delighted to welcome you to the June 2017 edition of Herbert Smith Freehills Australian Foreign Investment Review.
Guides | 29 June 2017

General Counsel Update, June 2017

This is the latest in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas. Please see a summary of contents below and you can click download above for a full copy. For more information, please contact Simone Pearlman , Editor.
Legal Briefings | 28 June 2017

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Audio and Video | 28 June 2017

Madrid video updates: Trends in the European leveraged loan market

Trends in the European leveraged loan market 28 June 2017 Trends in the European leveraged loan market Gonzalo Martín de Nicolás, partner heading up the Madrid office finance practice, discusses some of the current market trends in the European leveraged lending market driven, to a large degree, by...
Legal Briefings | 28 June 2017

Independent Insurance Authority commences regulation of insurers with enhanced powers

With effect from yesterday (26 June 2017), the independent Insurance Authority ( IA ) assumed its regulatory responsibilities and replaced the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance ( OCI ) in regulating insurers. The IA will be a much more powerful regulator than its predecessor, with enhanced...