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01 November 2022

Public M&A UK - The podcast series

Our corporate team assesses the key trends and developments in the UK's fast-moving deal scene.
31 October 2022

Inside IR: The Australian Industrial Relations Podcast

Inside IR is a podcast series that delves into the industrial relations landscape in Australia.
31 October 2022

GOVERNMENT MISSES DEADLINE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TARGETS

The UK Government has announced that it will not be issuing environmental targets by the 31 October 2022 deadline in the Environment Act 2021 (the Act). The targets were subject to consultation between March and June 2022, prompting over 180,000 responses including petitions.
28 October 2022

Should your business worry about Microsoft Teams, Slack (etc) and legal professional privilege? Answer: it depends

More than 400 years after legal professional privilege was established, in August 2013, the word “Slack” entered our lexicon and we learnt about collaboration applications at scale.
28 October 2022

$50m Penalties, More Regulatory Powers and Expanded Global Reach – Part One of Australia’s Privacy Act Reforms

On Wednesday 26 October 2022, Australia’s Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus introduced the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enforcement and Other Measures) Bill 2022 (Cth) ( Bill ) into Federal Parliament.
28 October 2022

Interpreting ICC standardised rules in trade finance disputes: courts take an international perspective

This article first appeared in the September 2022 edition of JIBFL. Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on interpreting International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) standardised rules in trade finance disputes.
28 October 2022

Inside Tech: Done Deal Podcast

Tech is booming and the deal landscape is rapidly evolving. What are the key tech M&A trends that investors, corporates and advisers should zero in on?
28 October 2022

Court of Appeal provides guidance on application of Australian proportionate liability legislation to arbitration

A recent decision of the South Australian Court of Appeal, Tesseract International Pty Ltd v Pascale Construction Pty Ltd [2022] SASCA 107 ( Tesseract ), confirmed that the proportionate liability legislation it was required to consider is not available to be applied in an arbitration, unless...
28 October 2022

Australia on board for the journey to global privacy harmonisation

While questions remain about the Forum’s operation and uptake by the international community, this marks a further step toward the convergence of international data practices.
27 October 2022

ACCC proposals on regulatory reform for digital platforms expected soon

Digital platforms remain squarely on the agenda of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ( ACCC ), as the five-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry continues, with its biggest report yet due to land any moment.
25 October 2022

Tax Bites: Australian Tax Podcast Series

We explore the latest tax developments in Australia.
25 October 2022

FCA unveils proposals on sustainability disclosure requirements and investment labels

The regulator's long-awaited measures form part of a package to tackle greenwashing and protect consumers
25 October 2022

Bridging the gap: annual recurring revenue financings

One of the major success stories of the pandemic and beyond is the growth of technology companies.
24 October 2022

Australia’s Privacy Act review – What’s at stake for employers?

Employers face potentially radical changes to the way Australian law regulates their ability to collect, use and disclose employees’ personal information.
24 October 2022

Landmark Privy Council ruling establishes scope and ranking of ex-trustees' interest in an insolvent trust

Jersey law ruling will have far reaching ramifications for trust administration in common law jurisdictions