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...
30 November 2020
Corporate Crime Update - November 2020
Welcome to the November 2020 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the links below.
02 October 2020
ÁREAS DE IMPACTO: Nuevas medidas concursales y societarias para hacer frente a la crisis generada por el Covid-19 (España)
El pasado 20 de septiembre de 2020, entró en vigor la Ley 3/2020, de 18 de septiembre, de medidas procesales y organizativas para hacer frente al COVID-19 en el ámbito de la Administración de Justicia.
23 September 2020
People: New remote work regulations (Spain)
On 23 September 2020, the Spanish Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado) published Royal Decree-law 28/2020, of 22 September (“RDL 28/2020”), on remote work. The new regulation will enter into effect 20 days after its publication, in all matters relating to the regulation of this form...
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...