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20 September 2022

An evolving role, demanding commercial and political expertise: General Counsel in tech

Our research shows legal chiefs at tech firms expected to provide commercial, strategic and political insight
20 September 2022

TechQuake - Everything you wanted to know about the metaverse (but were afraid to ask)

In the first of our TechQuake series exploring high-impact technologies, we ask how seriously the business world should take the metaverse
16 September 2022

Raising Capital in Uncertain Times

In this webinar Partners Paul Apathy and Clayton James, with our co-Head of Venture Capital Elizabeth Henderson and special Guest Panel Member Marcus Derwin, Managing Director, R Cubed, reflected on the current market for expansion capital raising and how founders, companies and investors can...
15 September 2022

HSF Explains: The Merge - A green crypto revolution or more hype?

This week one of the dominant blockchains Ethereum undertakes 'The Merge': a high-stakes move to a new platform, slashing its vast energy use and paving the way for major upgrades. HSF digital law expert Alex Cravero explains the impact and separates crypto from cryptic
14 September 2022


Herbert Smith Freehills, supported by The Law Society, is proud to be hosting a law industry event in London on 14 September to look at autistic inclusion in the profession
13 September 2022

Supreme Court of NSW clarifies the nature and extent of the duty of care owed by building practitioners: What you need to know

The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) ( DBP Act ) commenced just over two years ago. A significant feature of the DBP Act is the statutory duty of care it created, which provides that persons who carry out construction work have a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid economic...
12 September 2022

Virtus 03: On market acquisitions during a bid

The Australian Takeovers Panel in Virtus 03 addressed the lack of clarity regarding the steps a bidder should take in relation to an on-market acquisition of shares at a price different from the bid price – should the precise price be disclosed to the market prior to making such acquisition, or not?
12 September 2022

The Bettor's Verdict – a Herbert Smith Freehills podcast

In this podcast Steven Jacobs is joined by industry insider guests to discuss current issues in gambling law, sports law, and digital law. Their conversations focus on unwinding the tangled web of US gambling and sports laws past and present, and delve into the digital law space to cover topics...
12 September 2022


European states vow to protect consumers from soaring energy prices with unprecedented financial support and wholesale market intervention
12 September 2022

Calling all shareholders: Australian Court rejects CEO’s call script for a scheme of arrangement

An Australian Court has refused to allow one-on-one communications initiated by a CEO to shareholders in respect of a scheme of arrangement, despite the proposed use of a script for the call.
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).
08 September 2022

Tax Bites: Australian Tax Podcast Series

We explore the latest tax developments in Australia.
08 September 2022

Tax in Australia

Global enterprises, corporations and businesses functioning or actively trading in Australia along with its taxpayers, have to comply within a dynamic tax landscape. It is distinctly multifaceted and complex.
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...
07 September 2022


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 .