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Legal Briefings | 16 June 2017

The Finkel Review: Beyond the Clean Energy Target

Since the release of the Finkel Review last Friday, media attention has largely been focused on the recommended Clean Energy Target and what it means for reducing carbon emissions, ‘clean coal’ and electricity prices. But a significant focus of the Finkel Review is on ensuring the security and...
Legal Briefings | 16 June 2017

High Court dismisses appeals: Finds that air cargo price fixing arrangements involved a market in Australia

On 14 June 2017, the High Court of Australia unanimously dismissed the appeals by each airline in Air New Zealand Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; PT Garuda Indonesia Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2017] HCA 21.
Legal Briefings | 16 June 2017

FORMER CHIEF SECRETARY AND PROPERTY TYCOON LOSE APPEAL IN HONG KONG'S HIGHEST PROFILE CORRUPTION CASE

The convictions of former Chief Secretary of Hong Kong, Rafael Hui, former Sun Hung Kai chairman, Thomas Kwok, and two others have been upheld by Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal. The appellants have resumed serving their sentences for conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
Legal Briefings | 16 June 2017

Patent and Pharma update - June 2017

Our regular patent and pharma update aims to keep you informed of recent developments in United Kingdom and European law relating to patents and the pharmaceutical industry.
Audio and Video | 14 June 2017

Madrid video updates: Brexit

Legal Briefings | 13 June 2017

Policyholder recovers costs of ‘voluntary’ remediation works

The NSW Supreme Court has granted coverage to a policyholder for the costs of ‘voluntarily’ remediating accidental damage (contamination) to adjacent land, on the basis that it would have been liable to pay damages that would have been covered by the policy had it not remedied the damage.
Legal Briefings | 12 June 2017

Herbert Smith Freehills leads ASIFMA member working group to formulate Best Practices for Effective Development of Fintech

The Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association ( ASIFMA ) released on Friday afternoon its guide, Best Practices for Effective Development of Fintech . Its press release can be accessed here . The guide was developed by a member working group at ASIFMA led by Herbert Smith Freehills...
Legal Briefings | 12 June 2017

Key developments in Iran, June 2017

This update aims to provide a brief overview of key developments which have occurred in Iran during the past month and to highlight areas of future interest. In particular, the update covers notable developments in both the political arena and key economic sectors.
Legal Briefings | 09 June 2017

Finkel on the future: Australia to renew its energy policy and recharge investment with a Clean Energy Target

High retail prices, a state-wide blackout, and a shift away from coal-fired power – In the wake of these challenges to the security and reliability of energy supply in Australia, COAG Energy Ministers commissioned an independent review of the National Electricity Market led by Chief Scientist, Dr...
Legal Briefings | 08 June 2017

Renewable Energy Package for Queensland presents further investment opportunities

On 5 June 2017, the Queensland Government announced the $1.16 billion ‘Powering Queensland Plan’ ( Plan ). Among other measures, the Plan contains numerous initiatives to further stimulate investment in renewable energy projects in Queensland. Queensland will hold a state election on or before 5...
Audio and Video | 08 June 2017

QATAR PROJECTS - WHAT TO DO NOW

Yesterday, we published a client briefing on the immediate steps which you should take if you are affected by this week's decision by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, the Maldives and Yemen to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, and close all land, sea and air communications to the Emirate (click...
Audio and Video | 07 June 2017

Madrid video updates: Normativa y jurisprudencia relevante

Legal Briefings | 07 June 2017

Corporate Crime Monthly Update, June 2017

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update covers a number of jurisdictions summarised below. Click read more for the full article of each jursidiction.
Legal Briefings | 07 June 2017

Qatar - diplomatic ties severed: implications for business

On Monday 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates ("UAE"), Egypt and Bahrain announced that they would sever diplomatic ties with, and cut off transport links to, Qatar. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt closed transport links with Qatar from Tuesday 6 June 2017. Effective from...
Legal Briefings | 01 June 2017

ACCC takes action against franchisors under Franchising Code

The ACCC has taken action under the Franchising Code of Conduct, signalling a clear warning to franchisors that protection of franchisees and small businesses is high on the regulator’s agenda.