17 March 2021
In Search of the Limits of Article 30 of the EEC Treaty Revisited
Eric White, an EU and Trade Law specialist in our Brussels office, has recently published an update to his seminal article ‘ In Search of the Limits of Article 30 of the EEC Treaty ’, published in the Common Market Law Review in 1986, that introduced the trading arrangements and market access...
10 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills confirms appointment of Rebecca Maslen-Stannage as new Chair and Senior Partner
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills today announced the appointment of Rebecca Maslen-Stannage as Senior Partner and Chair of the Global LLP Council. She succeeds James Palmer, who steps down after more than six years in the role on 30 April 2021 and returns to full-time practice and client...
11 February 2021
Subsidy Control in the UK following the end of the Brexit Transition Period
The EU State aid regime in its current form ceased to be applicable in the UK as at the end of 31 December 2020, when the Brexit transition period expired. Going forward, State aid or “subsidy control” in the UK will be based on the subsidy control chapter under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation...
02 February 2021
2ND ANNUAL CARTELS WORKSHOP WITH CONCURRENCES
The Brussels Competition, Regulation and Trade team continued its partnership with Concurrences and sponsored the 2 nd Cartels Workshop which was hosted virtually across two days on January 20/21 2021. Partners Kyriakos Fountoukakos and Daniel Vowden moderated sessions with esteemed panellists,...
15 December 2020
When is the latest the EU and UK could agree the terms of their future relationship in time to apply at the 31 December 2020 end of transition?
When (and indeed if) agreement is reached, it will need to be ratified by both sides in order to come fully into force. However, given the extended negotiations and the very short time left, the UK and EU may need to use alternative routes to the usual ratification processes for the agreement to be...
22 September 2020
Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Rail Transport 2021 European Union
Our legal specialists in transport comprising Tom Marshall, John Williams, Patrick Mitchell, Oliver Grabowski, Tim Briggs and Max Kaufman, have contributed to the European Union chapter of Lexology's latest country by country guide on Rail Transport 2021.
18 August 2020
Inside arbitration: A balance of obligations: The response to the COVID 19 pandemic and investment treaty protections
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt across the globe. States have had to make some difficult decisions in response to the spread of the virus while trying to mitigate both economic and societal damage in the short and longer term. This has led to the introduction of a whole range of...
21 July 2020
Using big data to fight financial crime
In a regulatory environment which demands ever higher standards for anti-money laundering ( AML ) compliance, many financial institutions have responded by significantly increasing headcount in their AML functions, often at significant cost. However, an investment in headcount alone may not yield...
21 July 2020
Regulators lead businesses in monitoring of misconduct
As regulators and law enforcement increasingly rely on advanced data analytics for monitoring and surveillance, the risk is growing that they will detect misconduct by employees and customers that has gone undetected by a company’s own internal systems.
06 May 2022
AUSTRALIAN REGULATOR WINS CASE AGAINST FINANCIAL SERVICES LICENSEE FOR INADEQUATE MANAGEMENT OF CYBER RISKS
For the first time in Australia, the Federal Court has found that a failure to adequately manage cybersecurity risks constitutes a breach of general Australian financial service license ( AFSL ) obligations.
06 May 2022
Biannual Banking Litigation Update (Spring 2022)
Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of our biannual Banking Litigation Update, in which we highlight the most important cases and developments affecting UK financial institutions over the past six months. Read the full Banking Litigation Update here.
04 May 2022
INside Asia M&A Podcast
Our podcast series for private investors, corporates and intermediaries zeros in on Asia M&A trends, from regulatory and economic considerations to new opportunities in hot sectors. Our M&A experts also share their insights and advice for successful dealmaking across Asia's key markets.
03 May 2022
Cryptocurrency, proprietary injunctions, freezing orders, and trusts: the law is not cryptic
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on a recent cryptocurrency case, Wang v Darby  EWHC 3054 (Comm) , which applies established principles relating to trusts, proprietary injunctions and worldwide freezing...
02 May 2022
Scope of Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime to be widened?
The impact of Australia's proposed anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulation is likely to cause an increase in the regulatory and reporting requirements of the Gatekeeper Professions in addition to the upfront and ongoing costs of set up and maintenance.
28 April 2022
CORPORATE DEBT AND TREASURY REPORT 2022
ESG continues to climb up the corporate agenda despite muted economic outlook For the eighth consecutive year, our Corporate Debt team has surveyed and interviewed treasurers and other senior finance professionals over 80 large UK listed corporates (and equivalents) for our annual Corporate Debt...
27 April 2022
To register or not...? State of Escape decision reinforces value of design registration over attempts to rely on copyright
For designers and manufacturers launching new products, registered designs are the most appropriate means of protecting the design of, or embodied in, those products. A recent appeal court decision reinforces that, in the absence of a registered design, attempts to establish copyright in these...