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22 March 2022

ESG Ratings and Reporting – what really matters?

ESG reporting demands companies’ time and resources, but it is a vital tool for companies to be transparent with the market about how they are tackling risks and opportunities associated with a range of issues. It is a task that companies cannot afford to get wrong.
22 March 2022


Stepping up economic pressure on Russia, the EU outlines plans to tackle surging gas prices and bolster energy resilience
21 March 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...
17 March 2022

Sanctions tracker – Latest moves include fast-tracked UK Economic Crime Act and EU's fourth round of measures

UK and EU keep up the pace of sanctions against Russia amid sustained Ukraine conflict
17 March 2022

The emerging hydrogen economy: anticipating and resolving disputes

Decarbonisation and energy transition pose a major industrial and commercial challenge of our time. The emerging hydrogen economy is a good illustration of this.
17 March 2022

Victorian Sick Pay Pilot – A sign of the things to come for Australia’s casual workers?

Opposition mulls national employment law change as state's casual workers become eligible for sick pay
16 March 2022

Private Wealth And Charities Podcast

16 March 2022

Webinar series - Health & Safety across Asia

Following on from the popular investigations series (click here if you missed it) we are pleased to announce a new health & safety series which will focus on trends, duties, liability and mitigation strategies across the region.
15 March 2022

Japan-Australia Investment Report 2021: The Year of Partnerships

Our 5 th annual report reviews M&A transactions and prevailing trends driving cross-border investment.
15 March 2022

Litigation risks arising from cyber attacks/data breach incidents

Now, more than ever, litigation risk related to data breach incidents is something that should be kept front of mind for businesses.
14 March 2022

Cyber in Australia

Cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent, varied and menacing each day. The consequences for the unprepared can be dire. It is essential that you start planning your cyber-response well before the first strike occurs.
14 March 2022

Sanctions Tracker – Latest developments in UK and EU sanctions imposed on Russia

Our experts break down the latest moves as the UK adds 386 political figures to sanctions list, while EU sets out agenda for fourth package of measures against Russia
11 March 2022


Our webinar discusses how companies focusing on the human – rather than transactional – aspects of staff relationships will have the edge in 2022
11 March 2022

Sanctions tracker – Latest UK and EU sanctions imposed on Russia

Our experts break down the latest developments as Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich targeted in extended UK clampdown
10 March 2022

Corporate Governance snapshot: the transformation of Companies House

We break down the key measures as the UK unveils reforms to boost transparency on business registration