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18 July 2022

Horizon scanning for consumer companies in China – key issues to watch

What are the latest consumer trends, and recent legal and regulatory developments in China’s consumer sector?
14 July 2022

Decarbonising Cities

Cities are responsible for around 75% of global CO2 emissions. To effectively battle climate change, urban hubs will need to be in the vanguard. A handful of cities are aware of this responsibility, and willingly placed themselves on the front lines in the effort to decarbonise.
14 July 2022


As part of our Decarbonising Cities series, we sat down with TfL Head of Corporate Environment Sam Longman to explore the role of public transport in reaching net zero.
14 July 2022


As part of our Decarbonising Cities series, we sat down with MEPC regional development manager Rob Groves to explore the role of developers in clean urban living
13 July 2022

Public procurement podcast series

Our procurement law experts discuss hot topics and live issues in the field of public procurement. The series features episodes on the various stages of the procurement process, from the tender process itself, pre-action steps in a procurement litigation and practical tips for a procurement...
12 July 2022

Trust companies survey 2022: Tax compliance

When we last conducted the trust companies survey, we had experienced an explosion of changes in the private client tax space, together with a significant uptick in enforcement activity and increased reporting requirements.
12 July 2022

Australian court rejects insurance declinature, highlighting complexity of non-disclosure issues

A recent decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court 1 demonstrates the scepticism with which courts will view insurers who say they would have acted differently had certain material been disclosed to them.
12 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: Investor-state dispute resolution series part II: Reform or rebirth?

With concerns from stakeholders growing, we consider how ongoing reforms could rebalance the ISDS process In the first part of our two-part series, Christian Leathley, Chiara Cilento and Lucila Marchini examined the concerns of stakeholders about investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). The...
12 July 2022

UK Energy Security Bill introduced amid political turmoil has wide-ranging implications for the sector

Amid political uncertainty, the Government last week published its long-awaited Energy Security Bill. Despite the political turmoil, this is expected to survive to become the most wide-ranging reform of the UK's energy market for several years.
12 July 2022

Inside Arbitration - Issue 14

The latest issue of our global arbitration focus includes analysis on the implications for investments and contracts affected by the war in Ukraine, the future of energy disputes, sustainability in arbitration, the latest on arbitration in Dubai and the ICSID rules, as well as cyber and APAC...
12 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: Spotlight Interview - James Allsop

James started as a Herbert Smith trainee in 2006 and qualified in England & Wales in 2008. Despite his English background, he always wanted to work in Asia, and did a secondment to our Tokyo office from 2012-15. After a few years back in London, litigating in the English courts, James returned...
12 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: Spotlight Interview: Jonathan Ripley-Evans

Jonathan is head of Herbert Smith Freehills' South Africa disputes practice. Based in our Johannesburg office since February 2018, he has established a market-leading reputation and is a key figure in South Africa's developing international arbitration community. He is also an experienced litigator...
12 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: Whether virtual or physical, we can do more to make arbitration hearings sustainable

Our study comparing the carbon impact and expense of virtual hearings with in-person equivalents reveals in person hearings have on average 19 times the carbon footprint of virtual hearings, and are 6% more expensive.
12 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: Asia-Pacific private equity disputes to rise as deal volumes grow

Following a period of pandemic-enforced turbulence, private equity deals have rebounded strongly, with disputes likely to grow as a result The private equity (PE) scene in Asia-Pacific is thriving again after pandemic-fuelled turbulence. We consider the implications of recent developments for...
12 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: Spotlight Interview - Daniel Waldek

Dan is an arbitration lawyer, based in our Singapore office for over a decade. He specialises in construction and engineering disputes in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Dan has a reputation as an up-and-coming advocate and also accepts arbitrator appointments, which gives him a great...