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13 October 2020

Fintech 2021: from crisis to consolidation

For most people, life and work have changed fundamentally since the Covid-19 crisis began – and there are concerns that the crisis could still worsen again . Most areas of the world’s economy have been profoundly affected too, and the Fintech sector is no exception. Fintech has been both an...
13 October 2020

Actualité récente en matière d'assurance et de courtage

Dans ce webinar, Martin Le Touzé , associé, et César Michel , avocat, abordent, aux côtés de Pierre-Alain de Malleray, Président du Groupe Santiane, les thèmes suivants :
12 October 2020

AfCFTA protocol must provide a fair regulatory environment and protection for investors

Negotiators have an opportunity to fashion a regime that supports modern investment policies by promoting sustainable development.
12 October 2020

From our Art Gallery Partners

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09 October 2020

Climate-related disclosures: the new frontier?

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on the Financial Conduct Authority ( FCA )’s proposals for regulating climate-related disclosures and the litigation risks which may arise for issuers from such proposals.
06 October 2020

Pressure Points: Insurance for financial losses arising from the pandemic (UK, Australia)

Business has been looking to insurance to cover some of the financial consequences associated with Covid-19, and test cases have been commenced in both the UK and Australia to explore the boundaries within which insurance policies might respond to Covid-19-related losses. In this update, we...
02 October 2020

Inside tech Asia webinar series

Our Inside Tech Asia Webinar Series covers a range of topics including fintech and digital banking, digital infrastructure, healthtech, and growth and investments in Asia Pacific. New themes and episodes will be added regularly. To join a live webinar session, please register and save the calendar...
02 October 2020

ÁREAS DE IMPACTO: Nuevas medidas concursales y societarias para hacer frente a la crisis generada por el Covid-19 (España)

El pasado 20 de septiembre de 2020, entró en vigor la Ley 3/2020, de 18 de septiembre, de medidas procesales y organizativas para hacer frente al COVID-19 en el ámbito de la Administración de Justicia.
01 October 2020

Australian Public M&A Report 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the publication of the twelfth edition of its Australian Public Mergers and Acquisitions Report.
30 September 2020

Alumni Innovating Their Way Through The Pandemic

The world and how we do things has changed for the foreseeable future and our alumni are finding innovative ways of making their services available despite the circumstances. Louise Higgs, Joy Rhoades, Murray Rosen and Alice Clark-Platts have all shared their stories below. If you know of any other...
29 September 2020

Sustainability cooperation agreements: how can EU competition rules support green goals?

The European Green Deal , launched by Commission President Von der Leyen in December 2019, is a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by addressing climate and environmental challenges. It sets out a number of far-reaching policy and regulatory proposals that aim at building a climate...
29 September 2020

LIBOR Transition: Where things stand and what you should do now

Many treasury teams are currently receiving letters from their lenders reminding them of the discontinuation of LIBOR from the end of 2021.
29 September 2020

New restructuring and insolvency processes for small Australian businesses

The Australian Federal Government has announced significant insolvency law reforms that will affect small businesses with liabilities of less than $1 million. The reforms are expected to commence on 1 January 2021 and will introduce, among other measures, a new debt restructuring process and...
29 September 2020

Stub equity: ASIC confirms ban on proprietary company custodian structures but public company stub deals can proceed

ASIC has confirmed its ban on the use of Australian proprietary companies in stub equity deals, but has accepted the use of Australian public companies subject to anti-avoidance measures.
29 September 2020

ASX narrows availability of temporary emergency capital raising relief

ASX has narrowed the circumstances in which entities can rely on the additional 10% placement capacity and other relief under the temporary emergency capital raising relief class waivers it granted on 31 March 2020.