15 June 2022
Creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission: What does it mean for Australian business?
Promised by the new Labor government to be “powerful, transparent and independent” with extraordinarily wide powers granted to royal commissions, what impact will the federal Anti-Corruption Commission have on business?
15 June 2022
Quadrant Chambers Annual Energy Disputes Event - Energy Disputes in Volatile Times
The Quadrant Chambers Annual Energy Disputes Event returns to an in person event! Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to be partnering with Quadrant Chambers in hosting their 2022 event at our London offices.
10 June 2022
THE EMERGING AREA OF SUSTAINABLE SECURITISATION
Sustainable securitisation is gathering pace. According to S&P Global Ratings, last year saw over €4 billion in green and social securitisation issuance in Europe. Key players in this market include Dutch mortgage lender Obvion and specialist UK lender Kensington Mortgages.
10 June 2022
A tale of two markets: regulatory divergence between the EU and UK securitisation frameworks
The UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016 and then officially ceased to be an EU Member State on 31 December 2020. Nearly five years later, the long drawn-out process of Brexit has still not come to an end, as the UK and EU continue to clash over borders and trade issues. For the...
09 June 2022
How the OEP fits into the environmental governance jigsaw
This article was first published in Environmental Law & Management ( www.lawtext.com ) The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) was created by the Environment Act 2021 ("the Act") to replace the role of the European Commission in overseeing implementation of EU environmental law by the UK...
08 June 2022
RECENT PORTFOLIO ACQUISITIONS TRENDS - UPDATE ON SPAIN'S MORTGAGE SECURITIES LEGAL REGIME
The Spanish market for secured non-performing loans (NPLs) is one of the largest and most active markets in Europe and Spain remains a preferred jurisdiction for international investors. Although for a number of years most portfolio disposals have been structured as a direct sale of secured NPLs,...
06 June 2022
Corporate Governance snapshot: UK Government response on audit reform
In May 2022, the UK government published the response to its March 2021 consultation paper, Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance . It confirms that the government intends to take forward many of the reforms proposed in the consultation, in some cases in a modified form.