30 September 2021
GAR Live: Energy Disputes 2021
The annual GAR Live: Energy Disputes conference is taking place in London this year, where experts from across the country and throughout Europe will join together for a hybrid event. The energy industry is currently in the midst of a pivotal shift with a growing demand for renewable sources. This...
29 September 2021
Pensions Regulator issues final policy on enforcing pensions criminal offences
The Pensions Regulator has today published its final policy on investigating and prosecuting the new pensions criminal offences of causing a material detriment to a defined benefit ( DB ) pension scheme and avoiding an employer debt, which come into force on 1 October 2021. Following criticism that...
22 September 2021
UPC: Jurisdiction and "opt-out"
Once the Unified Patent Court (UPC) comes into effect, and after the transitional period of 7 years (at least), the court system will have exclusive jurisdiction over UPs and all EPs designated to participating EU Member States (unless these EPs have been opted out of its jurisdiction). The UPC...
17 September 2021
The Unified patent court and unitary patent – Introduction
A new patent right and patent enforcement system is coming for patent protection in the Europe which the new court's Preparatory Committee states is likely to start mid-2022. There are two main elements: A Unified Patent Court ( UPC ) which will have jurisdiction over all European patents (current...
15 September 2021
International Construction Law Conference 2021
King’s College London, Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, in collaboration with The Academy of Experts presents International Construction Law Conference 2021 Wednesday 15 September 2021 , held online and in person (restrictions permitting)* at King's College London starting at 09...
17 August 2021
Enforcement of Court Judgments in the UK, the EU and Turkey after Brexit & Enforcement Strategy
Article co-authored with Turkish Law Firm, Pekin Bayar Mizrahi For many years, commercial parties across the globe, and particularly in Europe, have preferred to enforce their English law-governed agreements, and resolve their disputes, in the courts of England. This combination has been selected...
03 August 2021
Integrating Circular Policies: Closing the Loop
The transition towards a circular economy is central to global sustainability objectives. These objectives include the United Nations (UN) sustainable development goals, with its target to substantially reduce waste generation by 2030 through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse, and the...
29 July 2021
Takeovers in the UK: addressing the proliferation of global regulatory approvals – recent changes to the UK's Takeover Code, effective 5 July 2021
The rules in the UK's Takeover Code relating to conditions to an offer and the offer timetable have been amended. The changes align the UK Takeover Panel's treatment of EU and UK merger control conditions with its approach to clearances in other jurisdictions; simplify the offer timetable; and make...
23 July 2021
Know your limits: the increasingly high bar for claims to extend the limitation period
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in the New Law Journal on recent authorities clarifying the application of the Limitation Act 1980 and the high threshold for claimants to postpone the limitation period under s.32 or s.14A of that Act.
22 July 2021
Innovation at the heart of the UK's wireless future and Ofcom's spectrum strategy
Following a consultation period which closed earlier this year, on 19 July 2021 Ofcom published its spectrum management strategy for the UK over the next ten years. The strategy prioritises the growth and innovation of wireless communication services, focusing on key areas, such as spectrum sharing...
30 November 2021
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Webinars
In case you missed it, you can access our previous Employment & IR briefing and Safety Leadership Series webinars below. Join our expert briefings for the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space. In these short sessions,...
29 November 2021
Launch of leading book on schemes of arrangement
After almost 9 years in the making, the much anticipated 4 th edition of Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks: The Use of Schemes of Arrangement has finally been released in conjunction with the Ross Parsons Centre of Commercial, Corporate and Taxation Law at the University of Sydney.
26 November 2021
"Strategic Considerations in Cross-Border Investigations": Scott Balber and Pamela Terry contribute to Global Investigations Review’s “The Guide to International Enforcement of Securities Laws”
The chapter offers insight into how to navigate the modern complexities of cross-border securities investigations, in particular those involving the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice. It covers strategic considerations, the basics of coordination among...
24 November 2021
Global Bank Review: Triodos Spanish chief on ESG and remaking banking for the 2020s
Continuing our series of insights from senior industry figures, the Global Bank Review speaks with Mikel Garcia-Prieto Arrabal, Director General of sustainability pioneer Triodos Bank España. Mikel shares his views on how climate change and rising social obligations are impacting banks and how...
11 November 2021
Sustainable Innovation Forum at COP26: Rethinking Corporate Purpose
As part of COP26, the Sustainable Innovation Forum (8-10 November 2021) is a world class, high level summit to identify the breakthrough innovation and technologies that can be deployed and scaled now, and the importance of public–private partnerships and finance.
11 November 2021
LONDON CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE DISPUTES GROUP AUTHORS CHAPTER IN GAR GUIDE TO CONSTRUCTION ARBITRATION
London-based Construction & Infrastructure Disputes Partners James Doe and David Nitek and Professional Support Lawyer Noe Minamikata have authored the chapter on 'Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects' in the fourth edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction...
05 November 2021
FAR moving forward: What’s new and what next?
The Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2021 ( FAR Bill ) was introduced in the House of Representatives on 28 October 2021. This legislation will replace and extend the Banking Executive Accountability Regime ( BEAR ) (which currently only applies to authorised deposit-taking institutions ( ADIs...
04 November 2021
Quick briefing: What you need to know about directors’ duties and ESG
ESG presents complex and multifaceted issues for energy and resources companies. While the nature of the challenges is evolving and changes may be uncertain, it is clear that climate change, human rights and indigenous heritage risks will be important factors in many short, medium and long-term...
04 November 2021
Quick briefing: A miner’s guide to novel claims
In a time when investors, representative groups and climate activist groups across the world continue to scrutinise every action of corporate entities and governments, litigation is increasingly being used to pursue climate outcomes. Recent developments including the Sixth Assessment Report ( AR6...