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23 January 2023

How hard is it? The Takeover’s Panel consults on guidance for exclusivity granted at the non-binding bid stage

Following two Takeovers Panel decisions that found pre-deal exclusivity and other deal protection arrangements to be unacceptable, the Takeovers Panel has now commenced consultation on proposed new guidance on deal protection granted in respect of non-binding proposals. Most importantly, the...
23 January 2023

I’m an insider, I been burned by the fire*: the Australian Takeovers Panel’s Consultation Paper on insider participation

The Takeovers Panel has released a Consultation Paper in relation to proposed revisions to its Guidance Note 19 on insider participation in control transactions. 1
23 January 2023

UK shareholder activism in 2022 and beyond – What you need to know

With shareholder campaigns on the rise and spreading globally, our guide provides a snapshot of the latest legal, regulatory and business trends
23 January 2023

Herbert Smith Freehills partners named in latest Hot 100 List

Herbert Smith Freehills partners Lisa McLaughlin and Stephen Wisking have been recognised in this year's Hot 100 – a list of the crème de la crème of the legal profession compiled by The Lawyer magazine.
19 January 2023

Retrofitting to net zero

As decarbonising the UK's building stock is a major priority for meeting climate goals, retrofitting existing properties has risen up the agenda of developers
19 January 2023

Real estate disputes in 2023 — What you need to know to be Forearmed

From a rise in lab conversions for life sciences and tenant activism to sanctions and decarbonisation, we anticipate the need-to-know issues for 2023
19 January 2023

Register of overseas entities - the countdown is on

The countdown for overseas owners of property in the UK to comply with the tightened register regime following the government's clampdown on economic crime is nearing its conclusion, with less than two weeks to go until the deadline for the submission of applications to Companies House (31 January...
18 January 2023

Real estate disputes – When words won't shield you

In our second article exploring the language of real estate disputes, Matthew Bonye, Frances Edwards and Shanna Davison explain how to ensure you remain protected in settlement negotiations
17 January 2023

New builds — The green provisions

In the first of two articles on decarbonising UK building stock, we explore the key legal agreements being struck between landlords and tenants to tackle emissions
16 January 2023

Corporate Governance snapshot: Preparing your annual report and AGM notice in 2023

This snapshot summarises the key developments and issues arising over the last 12 months which impact the 2022 annual report and the AGM in 2023. For further information or to obtain a copy of our briefing on preparing your annual report and AGM notice in 2023, please email one of the Corporate...
12 January 2023


The judgment confirms 'law of seat' determines if a dispute goes to arbitration in a significant ruling for contracting parties
11 January 2023

Legally speaking — How to say what you mean in real estate deals

In the first of two articles, Matthew Bonye, Frances Edwards and Shanna Davison explain how to avoid pitfalls and safeguard your transactions through clear communication
10 January 2023

Global M&A Outlook 2023: Headwinds, tailwinds and fog

Will the deal market take off again in 2023 after a challenging year? Tougher regulation and ESG drivers are among the key trends explored as our must-read annual report returns
10 January 2023

Australian Venture Capital predictions for 2023

After a soft 2022 for new deals, we explain why investors can look ahead with renewed optimism
03 January 2023

Electronic certificate of incapacity for work — What you need to know

The new system shifts the burden of responsibility on medical certificates from staff to employers