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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...
23 January 2019

Madrid video updates: Cláusulas híbridas de solución de conflictos

23 January 2019

Fish oil capsules fail the sniff test for ‘Made in Australia’ claims

The Federal Court has issued its first decision on the new ‘substantial transformation’ test since the commencement of Australia’s new country of origin labelling laws. The decision clarifies the circumstances where a ‘Made in Australia’ claim can be made for products manufactured and sold in...
23 January 2019

Pensions Planner: Your guide to future developments

Our quarterly guide to the latest developments in pensions law and policy is designed to help you identify the key pensions issues that your organisation may need to address in the next 12 months or so.
22 January 2019

Will 2019 elections shake up the Nigerian economy?

What to do about the economy, corruption and oil are just some of the issues dividing Nigerian politicians and splitting voters in the presidential and national assembly elections this year. Will it be more of the same for Nigeria in 2019, or will it be the year that offers the electorate a real...
22 January 2019

Brexit Legal Guide 2019

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.
22 January 2019

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Workplace Training Programs - Melbourne 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills continues its highly successful employment law programs in 2019.
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...
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...