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11 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: The war in Ukraine – implications for investments and contracts

With many western firms unwinding years of Russian contracts and investments, we assess how businesses can manage the risks
11 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: The future of energy disputes: shocks to the system

Battered supply chains and turbulent geopolitics mean the energy sector should brace for a surge in disputes
11 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: Cyber disputes – are there borders in the blockchain?

With the cyber economy fast emerging, courts are struggling with drawing borders in a decentralised world. One recent case hints at the path ahead
11 July 2022

Class Actions Fireside podcast series

Our series charting group actions in Australia brings you the latest developments in accessible video and podcast form
07 July 2022

Investor roadshow briefing presentations in Australian schemes of arrangement

We consider ASIC’s recent comments in its latest corporate finance report regarding the use of investor roadshow briefing presentations in schemes of arrangement.
07 July 2022

A timely reminder about Australia's insider trading laws

Recent prison sentences for insider trading should be concentrating minds on the need for robust confidentiality protocols
07 July 2022

DOCA takeovers: the ‘third way’ for distressed Australian listed company acquisitions

While the M&A pipeline remains strong and the usual acquisition models for listed companies (takeovers and schemes of arrangement) remain active, as talk turns to economic headwinds and rising interest rates, it is worth bearing in mind the third possible pathway to acquire a listed company in...
07 July 2022

Public Law – The Podcast Series

From Covid-19 to consumer disputes, our podcast series dissects the key issues in the fast-moving public law field
06 July 2022

Africa Merger Control Tool

Our informative and interactive guide on the current state of competition merger regulation across Africa is now available.
06 July 2022

Trust Companies Survey 2022: Reputational Risk

This year, respondents said that the fourth greatest challenge to their business was reputational risk for clients in being associated with trust structures and offshore jurisdictions. In this article, we discuss why – six years after the Panama Papers story broke – reputation continues to weigh...
04 July 2022

Private Wealth And Charities Podcast

04 July 2022

The banking litigation podcast

Our monthly podcast covers all the key issues in one of the most dynamic areas of litigation.
04 July 2022

Unbundling Competition: Asia competition law podcasts

In this podcast, members of the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition, Regulation and Trade team examine key competition law and related regulatory developments. In each instalment, we update you on the latest developments across Asia, as well as those affecting Asian businesses around the world,...
01 July 2022

Storm warnings – Will stagflation herald a new wave of corporate failures?

With inflationary pressures and battered supply chains plaguing business, the debate has resumed over how long struggling firms can put off restructuring
30 June 2022


The Office for Environmental Protection is primed to investigate the role of Ofwat, the Environment Agency and DEFRA over their regulation of sewage overflows.