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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.
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.
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...
13 May 2020

Low oil price - high disputes risk: The scope for disputes in a world of low oil prices

Oil prices have recently reached historic lows. Oil companies are faced with a number of potential legal issues as low oil prices impact their trading and operational agreements. In this briefing we consider some of the key issues triggered by the current low oil price environment.
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...
12 May 2020

Hong Kong Monetary Authority proposes mandatory reference checking scheme to address “rolling bad apples” phenomenon

On 8 May 2020, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority ( HKMA ) commenced a three-month industry consultation on a proposed framework for a mandatory reference checking scheme ( MRC Scheme ) to address the phenomenon of “rolling bad apples” moving between financial institutions without disclosing previous...
12 May 2020

Trust Survey – the data privacy angle

As part of our recent trust companies survey, we asked the participating trust companies what data privacy issues pose the greatest challenges to their business.
12 May 2020

Full Federal Court dismisses ACCC’s appeal against Pacific National’s intermodal terminal acquisition

The Full Federal Court has dismissed the ACCC’s appeal in respect of its case against Pacific National and Aurizon. 1 In dismissing the ACCC’s appeal, the Full Federal Court confirmed the test to be applied when assessing whether a firm’s conduct will be likely to have the effect of substantially...
12 May 2020

Madrid video updates: La fijación del PVP o precio de reventa por el proveedor

12 May 2020

COVID-19: Governance: MAS' response and measures (Singapore)

The Monetary Authority of Singapore ( MAS ) has been working with the industry to keep the city's markets robust, uninterrupted and accessible since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak.