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27 June 2023

ILS 6th Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration & Dispute Resolution in MEA, hosted by International Law Summits & Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

ILS’s 6th Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa will take place on 27th and 28th June 2023. The event is organised in association with Herbert Smith Freehills and will take place in person at our London office, and will examine the economic,...
22 June 2023

Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets – Potential impacts under the new reporting regime

The Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets, which was initially introduced by legislative amendments in January 2021, is now expected to commence operation on 1 July 2023. Last week, we reviewed the major differences to the current regime and consider the potential implications for...
21 June 2023

Crisis? What permacrisis? How GCs handle risk when upheaval never ends

From geopolitical tensions and Covid's long shadow to ESG, general counsel discuss how their approach to corporate risk keeps up with turbulent times
20 June 2023

Complex problems need grown-up thinking – What's gone wrong with UK law-making (and how to fix it)

Frenetic levels of policy and regulation have dogged the UK in recent years, with companies struggling to keep up and unintended consequences emerging from many major initiatives. Herbert Smith Freehills corporate veteran James Palmer talks about how to bring rigour back to law-making and a...
15 June 2023

General counsel update – Summer 2023

From increasing ESG obligations to emerging AI and technology, our guide provides insight on the key legal developments impacting business
15 June 2023

Getting inside each other’s heads

Understanding the approach of lenders and DB pension trustees in stressed multi-creditor refinancings and restructurings
13 June 2023

The age-old question of age verification – what you need to know

As online safety regulation and enforcement has evolved, age verification mechanisms and policy has emerged as one of the key areas of focus for governments and regulators around the world.
12 June 2023

The UK and EU automotive aftermarket sector – New regulations afoot

Companies should be aware of two important recent developments regarding competition law exemptions for vertical agreements
12 June 2023

Spanish portfolio acquisitions – recent trends, challenges and outlook for the future

The general rule under Spanish law is that credit rights are freely transferable. In this context, there are no statutory provisions setting out special requirements for assignees of credit rights such as buyers of loan portfolios.
12 June 2023

In French "Fiducie" we trust!

Inspired by the trust system under English law, the French fiducie is a tailor-made legal tool that provides a high level of legal comfort to lenders by ring-fencing secured assets through the transfer of assets to a dedicated estate.
12 June 2023

Recent updates to the UK Securitisation Framework

Following the end of transitional periods for the application of EU law in the UK, the last couple of years has seen some changes and proposals for change to both the EU and UK securitisation regimes.
09 June 2023

Momentum is building (again) for AI regulation in Australia

The Australian Government is calling for industry consultation to inform the appropriate regulatory and policy responses to mitigate the potential risks of AI and support safe and responsible AI practices in Australia.
08 June 2023

OECD Revises Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct

The revisions provide clarity on the recommended scope of environmental and human rights due diligence
08 June 2023

Exploring the Promise and Perils of Generative AI in the Enterprise: AI Series

We explore the potential use cases for generative AI as well as the risks associated with bringing this technology within an enterprise’s business model.
08 June 2023

The new SCCA Rules – Strengthening arbitration in Saudi Arabia

The changes mark a significant improvement and bring the region in line with international best practice