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08 November 2019

Seeking closure: how to minimise deal disruption

Mergers and acquisitions are increasingly taking longer to close. This is due in large part to the rapid rise in the number of antitrust regimes around the world and the increased willingness of antitrust regulators to intervene in transactions. Protracted deal timetables also mean that a...
07 November 2019

New and emerging technology: What this means for human rights and business in the digital age

The increasing velocity and convergence of new and emerging digital technologies will have a significant impact on our lives. Our submission to the UN Human Rights Council provides our perspective on the key challenges and opportunities for the protection of human rights in light of these digital...
06 November 2019

Abu Dhabi Global Market issues new employment regulations

The Abu Dhabi Global Market (" ADGM ") has issued new employment regulations (the " New Regulations "), which will come into effect on 1 January 2020 and repeal the existing 2015 employment regulations (the " 2015 Regulations "). The New Regulations can be read in full here . This follows hot on...
06 November 2019


06 November 2019

Enforcing arbitration awards in EMEA Podcast

06 November 2019

To infinity and beyond: The Fairness Doctrine

The implications of the recent Full Federal Court decision in ASIC v Westpac Securities Administration Limited [2019] FCAFC 187 ( ASIC v Westpac ) are far-reaching for the financial services industry. The case is, of course, a significant development in the laws concerning the parameters of general...
06 November 2019

Update on Indonesian Language Requirements for Contracts with Indonesian Parties

In this artilce, we look at how the introduction of Presidential Regulation No. 63 of 2019 on the Use of Bahasa Indonesia (“ PR 63 ”) dated 30 September 2019, which is the long-awaited implementing regulation of Law No. 24 of 2009 on the National Flag, Language, Emblem and Anthem (“ Law 24 ”), may...
05 November 2019

Horizon Scanning: Digital Regulation - UK and EU developments

Keeping up to date with regulatory developments in the digital space can be a challenge at the best of times! To help our clients stay ahead of the game, we have put together what we hope is a helpful tool to keep track of digital regulation across the UK and EU (including developments relating to...
04 November 2019

Adding a living dimension – Smart Legal Contracts as business tools

For more than three decades, digital technologies have been changing how we work, how we consume and how we do business in almost every part of the global economy. Despite these changes, the way businesses contract with each other has remained largely the same since the 1800s. Contracts are still...
01 November 2019

Myer: the first shareholder class action judgment in Australia

The first superior court judgment in a shareholder class action in Australia has been handed down by Justice Beach of the Federal Court of Australia in TPT Patrol Pty Ltd as trustee for Amies Superannuation Fund v Myer Holdings Ltd .
01 November 2019

Financial Services Disputes & Regulation Podcast

01 November 2019

Hong Kong SFC’s new electronic data requirements place MICs and cloud services in the spotlight

Yesterday, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission ( SFC ) published a circular ( Circular ) on the use of electronic data storage providers ( EDSPs ) by licensed corporations ( LCs ).
01 November 2019

Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Workplace Training Programs - Melbourne 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills continues its highly successful employment law programs in 2020.
31 October 2019

Deal protection in the spotlight

The Takeovers Panel recently declined to make a declaration of unacceptable circumstances in relation to Pacific Energy Limited’s handling of competing bids.
31 October 2019

Panel not distracted from takeover function by board squabbles

The Takeovers Panel has heard a number of matters concerning a change of control by way of board spill in 2019. The Panel has taken a ‘hands-off’ approach in these matters.