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12 January 2023

SINGAPORE COURT STRIKES BLOW AGAINST GUERRILLA TACTICS IN KEY DECISION FOR ARBITRATION

The judgment confirms 'law of seat' determines if a dispute goes to arbitration in a significant ruling for contracting parties
11 January 2023

Legally speaking — How to say what you mean in real estate deals

In the first of two articles, Matthew Bonye, Frances Edwards and Shanna Davison explain how to avoid pitfalls and safeguard your transactions through clear communication
10 January 2023

Global M&A Outlook 2023: Headwinds, tailwinds and fog

Will the deal market take off again in 2023 after a challenging year? Tougher regulation and ESG drivers are among the key trends explored as our must-read annual report returns
10 January 2023

Australian Venture Capital predictions for 2023

After a soft 2022 for new deals, we explain why investors can look ahead with renewed optimism
03 January 2023

Electronic certificate of incapacity for work — What you need to know

The new system shifts the burden of responsibility on medical certificates from staff to employers
23 December 2022

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia

We explore the topical Environment, Social and Governance issues of the day in Australia.
20 December 2022

WHISTLEBLOWING: THE GERMAN PARLIAMENT PASSES THE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT

Whistleblowers will be able to draw attention to violations of laws and regulations in companies and public authorities more easily and without fear of reprisals. This is the aim of a draft law by the federal government (20/3442), which the German Parliament passed on 16 December 2022 in a version...
20 December 2022

DEFRA ISSUES ENVIRONMENTAL TARGETS

On 16 December 2022, DEFRA issued its consultation response setting out the final form of the environmental targets required by section 1 of the Environment Act 2021. The targets were due to be adopted on 31st October 2022 but delayed to allow time to deal with a large volume of responses to...
20 December 2022

UK environmental law in 2023 – What to expect

It's now over a year since the Environment Act 2021 received Royal Assent. What progress has been made, and what should we be on the watch for in 2023? Our Real Estate Development Yule Blog takes a look at three areas of interest: mandatory biodiversity net gain ; environmental deadlines ; and the...
20 December 2022

9 things you need to know about COP15

The UN's flagship conference on biological diversity set ambitious goals, but the real tests are yet to come
20 December 2022

HONG KONG VIRTUAL ASSET REGULATION IN 2022 AND BEYOND – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

After a frantic year for digital assets, we explore the major themes and look ahead to a kinetic 2023
19 December 2022

LOOMING UK FOREIGN INFLUENCE REGISTRATION SCHEME – BEWARE OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Concerns grow that foreign influence policy is misdirected, bureaucratic and risks deterring benign engagement and investment
16 December 2022

EU finalises landmark sustainability reporting directive

Companies required to meet a range of obligations as enhanced non-financial reporting standard goes live in January
15 December 2022

Edinburgh Reforms: Webcast series

Our latest podcast series explores what you need to know about the looming shake-up of UK financial services
15 December 2022

National Portrait Gallery, London

Herbert Smith Freehills have a longstanding partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, having been a sponsor of the Gallery since 2004. In 2023, we become the Gallery’s Reopening Partner following the Inspiring People redevelopment project.