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15 May 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Summary of Key Support And Guidance for Charities and Social Enterprises (UK)

This note sets out a high-level summary of key announcements regarding funding, support, and guidance available for social enterprises and charities as of 7 May 2020. Changes and announcements are made regularly and updates should be monitored on an ongoing basis.
15 May 2020

COVID-19: People: Emerging from the crisis: Managing your labour through the post-lockdown recovery (Australia)

The Australian economy remains in a period of forced hibernation. Although each industry has been impacted differently to others, no business is unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 May 2020

Regulators set their policy for Consumer Data Right enforcement

The Consumer Data Right ( CDR ) is currently proceeding through a staged implementation in the financial sector. On 8 May 2020 the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ( ACCC ) and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner ( OAIC ) released their Compliance and Enforcement...
15 May 2020

COVID-19: Governance: Electronic execution of transaction documents – the current state of play (Australia)

In the time of COVID-19, many businesses have faced the logistical challenge of arranging physical signing of documents where the required signatories are working remotely.
15 May 2020

COVID-19: Governance: Competition Authorities’ Response (Asia)

Across Asia, the Covid-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on the activities of the region’s competition authorities. Where policy changes have been made, authorities have had to balance issues carefully, demonstrating flexibility towards potentially anti-competitive conduct that may be...
14 May 2020

COVID-19: Governance: Update for fund managers (Australia)

In this update we cover two more important Australian developments for fund managers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: an announcement from the Treasurer of a six months’ delay to the implementation of the Banking Royal Commission reforms consulted on in Jan-Feb 2020; and an announcement from the...
14 May 2020

A gift deserved: 5 things to know about the payments industry in Asia

The meteoric increase in digital payments in Asia in recent years has led to a proliferation of new regulations as national regulators seek to keep pace with new digital payment technologies.
14 May 2020

COVID-19: ÁREAS DE IMPACTO: La CE amplía el marco temporal de ayudas de estado e incluye medidas destinadas a la recapitalización de empresas y deuda subordinada (España)

La Comisión Europea (“CE”) ha adoptado la segunda modificación del “Marco Temporal relativo a las medidas de ayuda estatal destinadas a respaldar la economía en el contexto del actual brote de COVID-19" (“Marco Temporal”) para permitir a los Estados miembros la concesión de ayudas destinadas a la...
14 May 2020

COVID-19: PEOPLE: Latest developments in employment law (Spain)

On 13 May, Spain’s Official State Journal, the Boletín Oficial del Estado, published Royal Decree-law 18/2020, of 12 May, on social measures to protect employment (“RDL 18/2020”), which entered into force on that same day.
14 May 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Financial product disclosure in the age of COVID-19 (Australia)

This article is the first in a series by our financial services team which will explore the practical implications of COVID-19 on the financial services industry and our clients' businesses.
13 May 2020

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...
13 May 2020

COVID-19: Pressure Points: Force majeure: A global perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many commercial parties to review their contractual arrangements and consider whether there are any grounds on which they may seek to delay or avoid performance (or liability for non-performance), or suspend or terminate their contracts.
13 May 2020

2019 Chambers Global Practice Guide on Shareholders' Rights & Shareholder Activism (Australia)

Herbert Smith Freehills’ partner Stefanie Wilkinson and senior associate Timothy Stutt have authored the Law and Practice section of the Chambers Global Practice Guide, Shareholders’ Rights & Shareholder Activism 2019 .
13 May 2020

A Special, Global, Edition of the European Energy Handbook

We are delighted to present an update to our European Energy Handbook. The European Energy Handbook usually reports on regulatory, legal and market developments in the European energy sector. However, these are not usual times as the COVID-19 pandemic is creating significant health, social and...
13 May 2020

Corporate Crime Update, Spring 2020

Welcome to the Spring 2020 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the links...