30 March 2022
Unbundling Competition: Asia competition law podcasts
In this podcast, members of the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition, Regulation and Trade team examine key competition law and related regulatory developments. In each instalment, we update you on the latest developments across Asia, as well as those affecting Asian businesses around the world,...
28 March 2022
Our team discuss the impacts for businesses of both parties’ policies and consider workplace issues arising out of the Australian Federal election campaigns.
25 March 2022
First things first: Full Federal Court clarifies the law on patent term extensions
Last week, a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down two unanimous decisions on appeal, clearing up some key uncertainties in the application of Australia’s patent term extension (PTE) regime.
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...
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...
19 April 2022
Pensions and ESG Soundbite series
There is an increasing focus on the management of environment, social and governance (ESG) risks, including climate-related risks, by UK pension schemes, providers and assets managers. New and increasing disclosure requirements mean that trustees, providers and asset managers will be exposed to...