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13 September 2022

Supreme Court of NSW clarifies the nature and extent of the duty of care owed by building practitioners: What you need to know

The Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) ( DBP Act ) commenced just over two years ago. A significant feature of the DBP Act is the statutory duty of care it created, which provides that persons who carry out construction work have a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid economic...
12 September 2022

Calling all shareholders: Australian Court rejects CEO’s call script for a scheme of arrangement

An Australian Court has refused to allow one-on-one communications initiated by a CEO to shareholders in respect of a scheme of arrangement, despite the proposed use of a script for the call.
12 September 2022

Virtus 03: On market acquisitions during a bid

The Australian Takeovers Panel in Virtus 03 addressed the lack of clarity regarding the steps a bidder should take in relation to an on-market acquisition of shares at a price different from the bid price – should the precise price be disclosed to the market prior to making such acquisition, or not?
12 September 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...
12 September 2022


European states vow to protect consumers from soaring energy prices with unprecedented financial support and wholesale market intervention
09 September 2022

Henkel washes away Reckitt Benckiser trade marks and interim injunction in dishwasher product stoush

The Federal Court has recently published its decision following the first instance trial on the merits in the ongoing stoush between Reckitt Benckiser ( RB ) (manufacturer of FINISH dishwasher products) and Henkel (manufacturer of SOMAT dishwasher products).
08 September 2022

Tax Bites: Australian Tax Podcast Series

We explore the latest tax developments in Australia.
08 September 2022

Tax in Australia

Global enterprises, corporations and businesses functioning or actively trading in Australia along with its taxpayers, have to comply within a dynamic tax landscape. It is distinctly multifaceted and complex.
07 September 2022

Court of Appeal dismisses 'Covid defence' against cinema's rent arrears

The decision will be welcomed by landlords seeking recoveries but reminds tenants of their financial obligations
07 September 2022

Cartel Intel – updates from our EMEA network

The cartel crackdown continues across EMEA, with levels of enforcement exceeding those witnessed immediately before the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading the way, the European Commission has conducted new dawn raid inspections in each of May, June and July. At the same time, the rules of the game have...
07 September 2022


Kyriakos Fountoukakos (EMEA Regional Head of Competition, Regulation and Trade) and Kian O'Connell (Legal Stagiaire) in our Brussels office have recently co-authored an article on EU competition law considerations in relation to consortia, published by Competition Policy International .
06 September 2022

INside Asia M&A Podcast

What are the key Asia M&A trends that private investors, corporates and intermediaries should zero in on?
06 September 2022

German court clarifies rules on foreign landlords' tax status

Our experts explore what the national tax court's decision on permanent establishment means for international real estate investors
05 September 2022

Registration regime for overseas entities up and running – What you need to know

The countdown is on for overseas owners of property in the UK to comply with the tightened register regime following the government's clampdown on economic crime
05 September 2022

Towards net zero Australia

Our discussion on the energy transition, industry decarbonisation, technology and investment in Australia.