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26 March 2019

Accessing a deregistered policyholder’s cover, and the need to consider exclusions carefully in context

A recent case 1 in the financial services sector illustrates that: A counterparty being deregistered is not the endpoint for insurance claims. Claimants can access liability insurance policy proceeds even when the policyholder is in liquidation and deregistered. Exclusions should be carefully...
26 March 2019

A view from the UK

M&A deal highlights in the UK in 2018 Comcast’s acquisition of Sky Marsh & McLennan’s offer for Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group Melrose’s acquisition of GKN Takeda’s offer for Shire
26 March 2019

Australian Federal Election Reforms Podcast: EP1 now available

As part of Herbert Smith Freehills’ series on the employment and industrial relations reforms leading up to the Australian federal election, this inaugural podcast focuses on the Australian Labor Party’s policy platform. It’s essential listening for HR professionals to assist understanding of the...
22 March 2019

Industry bargaining – the impossible dream?

Multi-employer bargaining is high on the ALP’s “to do” list if it wins the election, leading to speculation about the prospect of ‘industry bargaining’ under an ALP Government.
21 March 2019

Countdown to Brexit - Three Key Votes

With just days to go until Brexit, this week’s events in the UK Parliament may well be crucial in setting the future direction for the UK’s relationship with the EU. To try to make sense of the ongoing political turmoil, Tom Henderson , Senior Associate and member of our core Brexit team, hosted...
20 March 2019

Developing Green Hydrogen projects

In the lead up to this year’s federal election, both of Australia’s major political parties have released announcements regarding the establishment of an Australian hydrogen industry. A key focus of these announcements is the commitment to investing in ‘green’ hydrogen technologies, which through a...
20 March 2019

A view from Europe

M&A deal highlights in continental Europe in 2018 Akzo Nobel's sale of its speciality chemicals business to Carlyle and GIC Atlantia and Hochtief’s joint investment in Abertis China Three Gorges’s offer for EDP E.ON's offer for innogy
19 March 2019

Privilege update: some old problems remain and some new ones emerge

Recording - Originally broadcast: 19 March 2019
19 March 2019

Japan-Australia M&A: Review and Trends (2017–2019)

Japanese direct investment into Australia has increased markedly in its scale and diversity in the last 10 years and is now second only to the United States. During 2017-2018, there were 68 Australian M&A deals involving Japanese companies.
19 March 2019

Superannuation Fund Governance Post-Hayne: Part Two

Conduct and Culture The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was charged with inquiring into, and reporting on, ‘whether any conduct of financial services entities might have amounted to misconduct and whether any conduct, practices,...
18 March 2019

Mining Charter III: certainty, but at a cost

The Broad-Based Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the Mining and Minerals Industry, 2018 ( Mining Charter III or the Charter ) came into force on Friday, 1 March 2019 - almost three years after the publication of the first draft. This brought to a close nearly three years of uncertainty and...
18 March 2019

EU competition law principles on undertakings liable for fines also apply in the context of liability for damages

In a preliminary ruling request made by the Finnish Supreme Court on the question of the relevant entities liable for damages, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) held that principles applied in order to determine the relevant entities for liability for fines under Articles 101 and 102 TFEU (and...
15 March 2019

Madrid video updates: Utes y Competencia

15 March 2019

Enterprise bargaining – if it’s ‘broken’, is there a fix ahead?

What will become of our enterprise bargaining system if the ALP takes power in this year’s federal election?
15 March 2019

A methodology for the calculation of native title compensation

On 13 March 2019, the High Court handed down its first decision on native title compensation in ‘Timber Creek’ [2019] HCA 7 ( Timber Creek ).