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05 May 2022

Property ownership in the UK – Raising the registration requirements

A renewed clampdown on economic crime will reveal the identity of the beneficial owners of overseas entities holding property in the UK
05 May 2022

The Representative Actions Directive: Get set for a new wave of European class actions

Despite fears of importing US litigation culture, the EU takes a major step to help consumers mount collective claims against business
04 May 2022

Real Estate – The Podcast Series

From REITs, to post-Brexit development, to the future of planning, our real estate podcasts brings you the biggest issues in bricks and mortar.
04 May 2022

The banking litigation podcast

Our monthly podcast covers all the key issues in one of the most dynamic areas of litigation.
04 May 2022

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia

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

INside Asia M&A Podcast

Our podcast series for private investors, corporates and intermediaries zeros in on Asia M&A trends, from regulatory and economic considerations to new opportunities in hot sectors. Our M&A experts also share their insights and advice for successful dealmaking across Asia's key markets.
03 May 2022

Cryptocurrency, proprietary injunctions, freezing orders, and trusts: the law is not cryptic

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on a recent cryptocurrency case, Wang v Darby [2021] EWHC 3054 (Comm) , which applies established principles relating to trusts, proprietary injunctions and worldwide freezing...
03 May 2022

The looming new EU Foreign Subsidies regime - A stricter framework?

Amendments to the EU's proposed new foreign subsidy rules have big implications for international firms in the region
02 May 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
02 May 2022

Scope of Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime to be widened?

The impact of Australia's proposed anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulation is likely to cause an increase in the regulatory and reporting requirements of the Gatekeeper Professions in addition to the upfront and ongoing costs of set up and maintenance.
28 April 2022

CORPORATE DEBT AND TREASURY REPORT 2022

ESG continues to climb up the corporate agenda despite muted economic outlook For the eighth consecutive year, our Corporate Debt team has surveyed and interviewed treasurers and other senior finance professionals over 80 large UK listed corporates (and equivalents) for our annual Corporate Debt...
27 April 2022

To register or not...? State of Escape decision reinforces value of design registration over attempts to rely on copyright

For designers and manufacturers launching new products, registered designs are the most appropriate means of protecting the design of, or embodied in, those products. A recent appeal court decision reinforces that, in the absence of a registered design, attempts to establish copyright in these...
25 April 2022

General counsel update - Q2 2022

From Covid-19 and Brexit fallout to Russia's military action in Ukraine and landmark disputes, our quarterly global guide provides insight on the key legal developments impacting business.
22 April 2022

An election for the (w)ages

Just three years ago, the then ALP Leader, Bill Shorten, announced that the 2019 Election would be a “referendum on wages”. A raft of reforms were proposed by the Opposition, which were described to be key changes aimed at addressing flat wage growth. The “Change the Rules” campaign led by the...
21 April 2022

Trading Vehicles: Overview (United Arab Emirates)

Our UAE authors are pleased to have contributed to the Thomson Reuters Practical Law practice note, providing an overview of the key corporate features of different trading vehicles that are commonly used when setting up a business in the UAE. It includes an overview of sole establishments, and the...