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26 July 2022

Climate change - Is it a legal issue?

With The Law Society for England & Wales set to guide solicitors on how to deal with climate change, we explore what it could mean for legal advice
25 July 2022

The Future of Consumer – Asia-Pacific Predictions

Rampant digitisation, pressure on ESG, post-Covid upheaval – our video series tackles the big trends in the booming Asia-Pacific consumer sector
25 July 2022

Deal or no deal? Bring disputes lawyers in early to close that deal

In the highly competitive Asia-Pacific market, savvy private equity firms are increasingly using dispute lawyers to create or defend value.
25 July 2022

Australian foreign investment fees doubled

The Australian Government has doubled filing fees for foreign investment approval applications with effect from 29 July 2022. It has also indicated possible increases to penalties for breaches of Australia’s foreign investment laws
22 July 2022

Artificial Intelligence and Renewables: The rise of renewables in Australia

What role will machine learning, a subset of AI, play in Australia's transition to a zero carbon energy future, and what are some of the implications and trade-offs that come with its increased use in our energy infrastructure?
22 July 2022

Financial Services Bill – UK Government outlines vision for post-Brexit deregulation

The long-awaited Financial Services and Markets Bill marks a significant step in UK ambitions to spark another 'Big Bang' shake-up of City finance
20 July 2022

Trust companies survey 2022: Anti-money laundering regulation

The pace of change in anti-money laundering regulation has been rapid since the 2020 edition of our survey, and shows little sign of slowing down. The EU has introduced a significant AML reform package which is working its way through the legislative process, the UK recently issued responses to...
20 July 2022

‘Safe harbour’ protections may help Australian startups and scaleups ride out the current storm

With a tightening market for capital, the ‘safe harbour’ protections may be critical for Australian startups and scaleups who are unsure if they can raise more capital within their current cash runway or who need to raise through debt securities like convertible notes. Relying on ‘safe harbour’...
20 July 2022

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia

We explore the topical Environment, Social and Governance issues of the day in Australia.
18 July 2022

Horizon scanning for consumer companies in China – key issues to watch

What are the latest consumer trends, and recent legal and regulatory developments in China’s consumer sector?
14 July 2022


As part of our Decarbonising Cities series, we sat down with MEPC regional development manager Rob Groves to explore the role of developers in clean urban living
14 July 2022

Decarbonising Cities

Cities are responsible for around 75% of global CO2 emissions. To effectively battle climate change, urban hubs will need to be in the vanguard. A handful of cities are aware of this responsibility, and willingly placed themselves on the front lines in the effort to decarbonise.
14 July 2022


As part of our Decarbonising Cities series, we sat down with TfL Head of Corporate Environment Sam Longman to explore the role of public transport in reaching net zero.
13 July 2022

Public procurement podcast series

Our procurement law experts discuss hot topics and live issues in the field of public procurement. The series features episodes on the various stages of the procurement process, from the tender process itself, pre-action steps in a procurement litigation and practical tips for a procurement...
12 July 2022

Inside Arbitration: Spotlight Interview - James Allsop

James started as a Herbert Smith trainee in 2006 and qualified in England & Wales in 2008. Despite his English background, he always wanted to work in Asia, and did a secondment to our Tokyo office from 2012-15. After a few years back in London, litigating in the English courts, James returned...