25 October 2019
Infrastructure initiatives in Southeast Asia: construction challenges and opportunities
Seoul Head of Disputes, Mike McClure , recently spoke at the 2019 Annual Conference of the International Bar Association in Seoul during a session on the initiatives that Asian countries have launched in order to build, finance and operate infrastructure in the region and in other parts of the...
07 June 2019
NSW security of payment reform update: what you need to know
In November 2018, significant amendments to NSW’s security of payment legislation, the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) (the Act ) passed into law. 1 Our previous article described those amendments.
28 November 2018
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 have authored the chapter on 'Construction Arbitration and Turnkey Projects' in the second edition of Global Arbitration Review’s Guide to Construction Arbitration .
28 September 2018
An industry divided: Proposed reform of retentions in the UK
The UK construction industry is currently engaged in a heated debate about the future of cash retentions in construction projects. Indeed, the issue of retentions is a hot topic throughout the construction industry globally, with a number of countries having taken steps to reform cash retentions in...
27 July 2018
Building infrastructure in Asia Pacific: Issues and trends in construction disputes across the region
In recent years, infrastructure investment has been a key driver of economic development for countries in Asia Pacific. Whilst some countries focus on accelerating development of their domestic infrastructure (such as Australia and the ASEAN countries), others are funding and exporting resources to...
08 February 2018
Construction Act changes loom in 2018
In this review of the main events of 2017 James Doe and Emma Kurtovich focus on key developments in issues such as extensions of time and concurrent delay. Looking ahead, as well as litigation arising from the Grenfell Tower disaster, they expect a continued emphasis on increasing transparency and...
25 January 2018
High speed rail projects – risks and opportunities
Herbert Smith Freehills’ Tokyo office recently welcomed some 70 clients and industry professionals to its 8th Annual Construction Conference. The theme of this year's conference was the growing global focus on high speed rail projects.
24 January 2018
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Projects pave the way
Unveiled in 2013, China's Belt and Road Initiative is a massive stimulus for infrastructure development across over 60 countries. In this article, Hilary Lau, Monica Sun and Jie Li from our Greater China offices provide an overview of the initiative to date.
09 September 2022
Henkel washes away Reckitt Benckiser trade marks and interim injunction in dishwasher product stoush
The Federal Court has recently published its decision following the first instance trial on the merits in the ongoing stoush between Reckitt Benckiser ( RB ) (manufacturer of FINISH dishwasher products) and Henkel (manufacturer of SOMAT dishwasher products).
07 September 2022
CONSORTIA AND COMPETITION LAW
Kyriakos Fountoukakos (EMEA Regional Head of Competition, Regulation and Trade) and Kian O'Connell (Legal Stagiaire) in our Brussels office have recently co-authored an article on EU competition law considerations in relation to consortia, published by Competition Policy International .
07 September 2022
Cartel Intel – updates from our EMEA network
The cartel crackdown continues across EMEA, with levels of enforcement exceeding those witnessed immediately before the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading the way, the European Commission has conducted new dawn raid inspections in each of May, June and July. At the same time, the rules of the game have...
01 September 2022
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,...
01 September 2022
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Podcasts
Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space covering areas such as underpayment compliance, annualised salary provisions, industrial manslaughter laws and what key...
30 August 2022
Reform of Spanish Insolvency Law
The Spanish government has very recently approved a reform of the Spanish Insolvency Law, which will enter into effect within 20 days of its publication in the Spanish Official State Journal (Boletín Oficial del Estado), except for the third book of the restated Spanish Insolvency Law, which will...