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29 July 2019

ACCC’s game changing digital platforms final report: 5 things you need to know

The ACCC is at the forefront of the global debate on the implications and consequences of digital platforms for competition and consumers. In its final report , the ACCC has approached the challenges and opportunities presented by digital platforms by adopting a holistic approach that takes account...
29 July 2019

Understanding the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) - Recommendations for Government Reform

Ian Callinan has made 37 recommendations for reform of the AAT.
29 July 2019

Challenges & Opportunities as CDR legislation nears enactment

Herbert Smith Freehills’ briefing on the progress of the Consumer Data Right ( CDR ) regime in Australia following the CDR Bill’s introduction into Parliament last Wednesday. Our briefing identifies key potential industry impacts, practical CDR issues and cross-sector CDR implications that...
26 July 2019

Australia: Corporate Governance 2019

Partners Quentin Digby and Philip Podzebenko recently contributed the Australian chapter to the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Governance 2019 .
25 July 2019

Challenges in the Consumer Sector: Moving towards sustainable plastic use

In the final article in a three-part series, Susan Black and Julie Vaughan of Herbert Smith Freehills LLP examine how the use of plastic is regulated in the UK and the EU, and the responsibilities of businesses in the retail and consumer sectors.
25 July 2019

Mandatory human rights due diligence on the cards in the US?

On July 10, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services opened debate on the discussion draft of a bill that would require publically listed companies to conduct human rights due diligence and report on their findings and responses.
24 July 2019

Directors’ Duties in the UK – the rise of the Stakeholder?

There has in recent years been a renewed focus on the role of business in society in the UK. Factors contributing to this have included the continuing, and long-standing, concern about the levels of executive pay and a number of well-publicised corporate failures. The behaviour and transparency of...
23 July 2019

Banking Litigation Podcast

23 July 2019

Review of the Equator Principles – Draft EP4 released for comment

The Equator Principles ( EPs ) is a risk management framework adopted by financial institutions to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks of the projects they finance. Established in 2003, the EPs have been adopted by 96 financial institutions in 37 countries. These financial...
23 July 2019

Chambers Corporate Governance 2019 Guide - selected chapters

These chapters were first published by Chambers and Partners .
19 July 2019

Today NSW Government confirms significant security of payment reforms will commence in October 2019

The NSW Government has significantly reformed NSW’s security of payment legislation, through an amendment Act which was passed into law in November 2018 and an amendment Regulation which was published (in the same form as the public consultation draft) today.
18 July 2019

Moscow Corporate crime and investigations newsletter - July 2019

This newsletter summarises recent Russian regulation, enforcement and court practice developments which may be relevant for doing business in Russia from corporate crime and investigations perspective. Additionally, this newsletter spots some US and other relevant developments which should be kept...
18 July 2019

Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege 2019

We are pleased to launch the 2019 edition of our Asia Pacific Guide to Privilege.
17 July 2019

Inside arbitration: The role of arbitration in employment-related disputes

Practical uses and limitations In this article, Paul Goulding QC of Blackstone Chambers, Peter Frost, London and Barbara Roth, New York, Partners in Herbert Smith Freehills' contentious Employment practice, and Hannah Ambrose, Senior Associate in the Global Arbitration practice, explore the growing...
17 July 2019

Modern Slavery: UK Government responds to Independent Review

The UK Government has published its response to the independent review of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, together with a consultation paper on proposed changes to the statement on transparency in supply chains required under section 54 of the Act . If implemented, these changes could increase the...