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05 September 2019

Industry engagement essential to success of ‘gateway’ model for energy sector CDR

The ACCC’s selection of a ‘gateway’ model as the preferred data access model for implementation of the Consumer Data Right ( CDR ) in the energy sector is anticipated to align to the preferences of incumbent energy sector participants, but may not fully meet the expectations of potential new market...
04 September 2019

Madrid video updates: La liberalización del transporte ferroviario de pasajeros en España: Una gran oportunidad empresarial

04 September 2019

Maximising Privilege Protection under US and English Law

When learning of a potential criminal or regulatory issue – whether through receipt of an information request from the authorities or through an internal mechanism – a firm will usually conduct an internal investigation, whose purpose is to understand the scope of the issue, remediate the problem...
03 September 2019

Banking Litigation Podcast

03 September 2019

Decision Analysis

The Decision Analysis team at Herbert Smith Freehills, led by Alex Oddy and Donny Surtani, have developed processes and tools to help evaluate risk in dispute situations and support clients in their decision-making. The team uses specialist software to analyse and visualise the risks inherent in a...
03 September 2019

The rise and fall of PPPs

Patrick Mitchell and Matthew Job's views on what comes next for public-private partnerships in the UK infrastructure are featured in a Q&A article in Infrastructure Investor's 10th anniversary special publication, Infrastructure Investor – The Decade .
02 September 2019

One Step Forward for Battery-powered Electric Vehicles in Indonesia

On 8 August 2019, Indonesia’s President signed the country’s first regulation on electric vehicles – Presidential Regulation No. 55 of 2019 on the Acceleration Program for Battery-powered Electric Vehicles for Road Transportation (“ PR 55/2019 ”). PR 55/2019 reflects the government’s twin ambitions...
30 August 2019

The Rise of Super Apps in Indonesia

With its high internet penetration and being arguably the fastest growing market for smartphones in Southeast Asia, Indonesia has become a key market for e-commerce and other digital platforms in the region. While such platforms started by offering mainly consumer goods, they have begun to...
30 August 2019

Mid-year M&A report

Worldwide M&A activity has been down for the first half of 2019, with Australia similarly affected. We look at some recent statistics and recap on current issues in our market emerging from transactions, the Takeovers Panel, ASIC and the courts.
30 August 2019

Director recommendations in schemes revisited

We previously reported on suggestions by Courts that target directors who will receive a bonus on the implementation of a scheme of arrangement should not make a recommendation to shareholders as to how to vote. 1 A recent decision rejects those suggestions and emphasises that the law ordinarily...
30 August 2019

Ramping Reprimand: ASX issues latest disclosure caution

Listed companies should be aware that “ramping” announcements are on the ASX’s radar. Companies risk suspension from trading if the ASX considers that they have released announcements that are designed to “ramp” up their share price rather than to inform the market.
29 August 2019

Is High Speed Rail viable in Australia?

Every so often (and usually just prior to an election) someone floats the idea of building high-speed rail in Australia. Maybe it’s connecting Melbourne to Brisbane, or perhaps linking major regional centres to capital cities.
29 August 2019

Careful consideration - Manufacturing Today

Dealing with political risk in the manufacturing business; or how to protect your cross-border investment.
28 August 2019

Is your Australian trade mark culturally appropriate?

In the globalised world in which we live, culture is certainly trending, but brands need to keep cultural sensitivities in mind to avoid marketing mishaps and public backlash.
22 August 2019

2019 Update: Key changes to Australian stamp duty

Significant stamp duty changes have commenced in a number of Australian states and territories, with ramifications for property development, foreign investment and corporate restructures.