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23 December 2022

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia

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

DEFRA ISSUES ENVIRONMENTAL TARGETS

On 16 December 2022, DEFRA issued its consultation response setting out the final form of the environmental targets required by section 1 of the Environment Act 2021. The targets were due to be adopted on 31st October 2022 but delayed to allow time to deal with a large volume of responses to...
20 December 2022

UK environmental law in 2023 – What to expect

It's now over a year since the Environment Act 2021 received Royal Assent. What progress has been made, and what should we be on the watch for in 2023? Our Real Estate Development Yule Blog takes a look at three areas of interest: mandatory biodiversity net gain ; environmental deadlines ; and the...
20 December 2022

9 things you need to know about COP15

The UN's flagship conference on biological diversity set ambitious goals, but the real tests are yet to come
20 December 2022

HONG KONG VIRTUAL ASSET REGULATION IN 2022 AND BEYOND – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

After a frantic year for digital assets, we explore the major themes and look ahead to a kinetic 2023
20 December 2022

WHISTLEBLOWING: THE GERMAN PARLIAMENT PASSES THE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT

Whistleblowers will be able to draw attention to violations of laws and regulations in companies and public authorities more easily and without fear of reprisals. This is the aim of a draft law by the federal government (20/3442), which the German Parliament passed on 16 December 2022 in a version...
19 December 2022

LOOMING UK FOREIGN INFLUENCE REGISTRATION SCHEME – BEWARE OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES

Concerns grow that foreign influence policy is misdirected, bureaucratic and risks deterring benign engagement and investment
16 December 2022

EU finalises landmark sustainability reporting directive

Companies required to meet a range of obligations as enhanced non-financial reporting standard goes live in January
15 December 2022

National Portrait Gallery, London

Herbert Smith Freehills have a longstanding partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, having been a sponsor of the Gallery since 2004. In 2023, we become the Gallery’s Reopening Partner following the Inspiring People redevelopment project. See what's coming up at the NPG
15 December 2022

Edinburgh Reforms: Webcast series

Our latest podcast series explores what you need to know about the looming shake-up of UK financial services
14 December 2022

Tax Bites: Australian Tax Podcast Series

We explore the latest tax developments in Australia.
14 December 2022

Tax in Australia

Global enterprises, corporations and businesses functioning or actively trading in Australia along with its taxpayers, have to comply within a dynamic tax landscape. It is distinctly multifaceted and complex.
14 December 2022

Inside IR: The Australian Industrial Relations Podcast

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

THE UK’S PROPOSED NEW FOREIGN INFLUENCE REGISTRATION SCHEME: SIGNIFICANT UNINTENDED CHALLENGES FOR ENERGY AND INFRA

This short note flags some potential implications for energy and infra operators and investors and then links to a longer note for those who wish to find out more. Both include examples of some of the unexpected impacts – in terms of the entities, individuals and activities that are caught in its...
13 December 2022

The banking litigation podcast

Our monthly podcast covers all the key issues in one of the most dynamic areas of litigation.