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10 April 2019

Madrid video updates: Últimas modificaciones legales de relevancia en el sector energético

09 April 2019

A view from Australia

08 April 2019

NSWCA highlights 'med-arb' pitfalls

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently affirmed the importance of strict compliance with legislative requirements when arbitrators seek to assume the role of mediator during the course of arbitration proceedings – otherwise known as ‘med-arb’. 1
05 April 2019

Patent and Pharma Update, April 2019

Key recent developments in the United Kingdom and Europe relating to patents and the pharmaceutical sector This issue reports on the recent UK Supreme Court decision in the tadalafil case, which foreshadows how English courts will probably respond to issues of obviousness arising from patents...
04 April 2019

Paris Arbitration Week 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be supporting Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) 2019, which takes place between 1 and 5 April 2019.
04 April 2019

Regulating the barrel to stop the bad apples

Franchisors and investors in them are the subject of criticism in the latest Australian Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services ‘Fairness in Franchising’ report, and should expect some serious changes to the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct.
04 April 2019

Whitewash win for the ACCC

The Geowash decision is yet another recent reminder of the ACCC’s intention to closely regulate and scrutinise franchisor conduct. It also provides the ACCC with a valuable precedent in supporting a relationship between a breach of the ACL and good faith obligations under the Code.
04 April 2019

A view from Asia

“Asian buyers have refocused on European, Middle Eastern and Asian targets, while multinationals wary of China tariffs are shifting to Southeast and North Asia. It's a swift and practical response to the search for growth.”
04 April 2019

Eingriffe Dritter in M&A-Transaktionen nehmen zu / Interventions by third parties in M&A transactions are increasing

29 March 2019

A final conclusion? The Federal Court dismisses the Finders Resources judicial review proceedings

In its decision in Eastern Field Developments Limited v Takeovers Panel [2019] FCA 311, the Federal Court has dismissed the application by Eastern Field Developments Limited for judicial review of the Review Panel’s decision in Finders Resources Limited 03R [2018] ATP 11. This means, that absent an...
29 March 2019

ASIC’s corporate finance report – July to December 2018: Insights and guidance on ASIC’s regulatory focus for public M&A

We delve into the corporate finance report published in March by ASIC, with a focus on ASIC’s public M&A related activities over the second half of 2018 and the future areas of ASIC’s regulatory focus.
29 March 2019

Depositary arrangements and the headcount test: the Federal Court’s decision in the Tronox scheme

Share depositary systems are used to enable electronic settlement of share trades and to enable shares issued in one jurisdiction to be traded in another jurisdiction. They usually work so well as to be virtually invisible. Not all of them, however, capture the necessary information about voting...
29 March 2019

4th Edition ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations

The ASX Corporate Governance Council has released the final version of the 4 th Edition Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations. Listed entities will need to consider what steps they need to take in order to be compliant with the 4 th Edition.
28 March 2019

Cyber Security Quarterly Round-Up, March 2019

If the first quarter of 2019 is anything to go by, cyber security risk is still a high-ranking board agenda item with no sign of abating and the regulatory landscape is becoming ever more complex as we strive to respond and mitigate the risks of cyber incidents. We provide a summary of the key...
26 March 2019