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04 April 2022

Making M&A more efficient

Following the release of a consultation paper on proposed changes to schemes of arrangement, takeover bids, and the role of the Takeovers Panel, Rodd Levy and Robert Nicholson discuss their thoughts on potential reform.
31 March 2022

All or nothing - Australian court rules partial disclosure of private report waives privilege

The Federal Court decided TerraCom lost privilege over a PwC probe by telling shareholders the investigation absolved executives
31 March 2022

Rio Tinto agrees A$750,000 penalty with Australian watchdog over Mozambique disclosure breach

Long-running dispute ends as ASIC drops claims against Rio Tinto's former executives and company agrees fine
31 March 2022

UAE to launch corporate income tax – Key impacts for projects

Looming tax reform means additional costs and complications for energy and infra projects in the Gulf state
31 March 2022

Designated: A Sanctions Podcast Series

31 March 2022

In the club – Why the UK should join the Singapore Convention on mediation

Soft power and symbolism – not procedural need – should see the UK take a leading role in the UN's global enforcement deal for mediation
30 March 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,...
30 March 2022

Increased IT security and resilience standards – ASIC imposes new Australian market integrity rules

Corporate regulator introduces fresh rules in drive to strengthen governance and bolster technological resilience.
30 March 2022

Federal Budget Workplace Round-Up

With concerns about the increased cost of living and the record-low unemployment rates in Australia, the Morrison Government has announced a budget that is aimed at driving the strongest wages growth in a decade.
28 March 2022

Sexual harassment and the recent [email protected] report - Podcast and Video

Our team discuss the impacts for businesses of both parties’ policies and consider workplace issues arising out of the Australian Federal election campaigns.
28 March 2022

New standards – US enacts federal LIBOR transition law

With the tainted interest rate benchmark almost consigned to history, the US tackles litigation and continuity risks in legacy contracts
25 March 2022

Legal Professional Privilege: Communicating with opponents while preserving privilege

Download PDF This article is part of our Legal Professional Privilege in Australia series where our regulatory and disputes specialists have developed a suite of resources to provide practical guidance on common questions and scenarios when dealing with LPP in Australia.
25 March 2022

First things first: Full Federal Court clarifies the law on patent term extensions

Last week, a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down two unanimous decisions on appeal, clearing up some key uncertainties in the application of Australia’s patent term extension (PTE) regime.
25 March 2022

Economic Crime Act - Register of overseas entities holding UK property ushered in

Anti-corruption law requires foreign entities holding UK property to reveal their beneficial owners
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.