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04 October 2021

Herbert Smith Freehills launches 1000-student online digital law course

As technologies like blockchain and AI tighten their grip on the modern economy, Herbert Smith Freehills offers three, online primers to usher students into the pioneering field of digital law.
04 October 2021

Cartel Intel: Interview with Bo Vesterdorf, former President of the EU General Court

In advance of the next edition of Cartel Intel , our quarterly update on key EMEA cartel developments, Daniel Vowden (Partner, Brussels) had the great privilege of discussing important recent EU legal developments with Bo Vesterdorf , formerly a judge at and the President of the EU General Court (...
01 October 2021

New pensions criminal offences and regulatory sanctions now in force

From today, directors, lenders, investors and other parties to corporate activity which may jeopardise the interests of a defined benefit (DB) pension scheme face the spectre of criminal prosecution. The new pensions criminal offences and other regulatory sanctions which come into force today are...
30 September 2021

ASIC’s views on stub equity: one year into new rules

One year after adopting new rules for stub equity scrip consideration in takeovers and schemes, ASIC has emphasised its view that target directors and experts should be including a recommendation or opinion on stub equity scrip consideration or giving reasons why no opinion is provided.
30 September 2021

GAR Live: Energy Disputes 2021

The annual GAR Live: Energy Disputes conference is taking place in London this year, where experts from across the country and throughout Europe will join together for a hybrid event. The energy industry is currently in the midst of a pivotal shift with a growing demand for renewable sources. This...
30 September 2021

TMA submissions on Australian creditors’ scheme of arrangement consultation

On 2 August 2021, the Treasury released a consultation paper seeking feedback on changes to improve creditors’ schemes of arrangement in Australia (the Consultation Paper ). The submissions process has now closed.
29 September 2021

Pensions Regulator issues final policy on enforcing pensions criminal offences

The Pensions Regulator has today published its final policy on investigating and prosecuting the new pensions criminal offences of causing a material detriment to a defined benefit ( DB ) pension scheme and avoiding an employer debt, which come into force on 1 October 2021. Following criticism that...
23 September 2021


These chapters were first published by Chambers and Partners .
23 September 2021

GAR Live: Construction Disputes

We are proud to be a conference supporter at the GAR Live Construction Disputes event to be held in Paris. This will be held as part of Paris Arbitration Week.
22 September 2021

UPC: Jurisdiction and "opt-out"

Once the Unified Patent Court (UPC) comes into effect, and after the transitional period of 7 years (at least), the court system will have exclusive jurisdiction over UPs and all EPs designated to participating EU Member States (unless these EPs have been opted out of its jurisdiction). The UPC...
22 September 2021

The UPC Rules

In April 2017, the UPC Preparatory Committee released an updated version of the 18 th draft of the UPC Rules of Procedure (with the amendments being dated 15 March 2017). There has been no further update since then. The UPC Preparatory Committee site states
22 September 2021

Insurer confirmed to have waived its rights goodbye

By a 2-1 majority, the Full Court of the Federal Court has upheld last year’s decision to treat an insurer’s confirmation of coverage as being binding
21 September 2021

Employment and Industrial Relations Workplace Training Programs – 2022

Our Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team is pleased to offer our program of employment, industrial relations and safety training in 2022.
17 September 2021

The Unified patent court and unitary patent – Introduction

A new patent right and patent enforcement system is coming for patent protection in the Europe which the new court's Preparatory Committee states is likely to start mid-2022. There are two main elements: A Unified Patent Court ( UPC ) which will have jurisdiction over all European patents (current...
15 September 2021

International Construction Law Conference 2021

King’s College London, Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, in collaboration with The Academy of Experts presents International Construction Law Conference 2021 Wednesday 15 September 2021 , held online and in person (restrictions permitting)* at King's College London starting at 09...