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Legal Briefings | 07 March 2018

Extending the long arm of the law - Extra-territoriality and the GDPR

We are living in an increasingly inter-connected digital society where the services of many organisations are global in nature, and yet internet activities are still being tackled by national laws and regulations. The online world does not respect physical or geographical boundaries, often giving...
Legal Briefings | 06 March 2018

Consultation launched on new Hong Kong listing rules for emerging and innovative companies

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has announced a one-month consultation on Listing Rule changes to implement the reforms announced in its December 2017 consultation conclusions. These reforms will enable the listing of pre-revenue biotech companies and companies with weighted voting right structures...
Legal Briefings | 06 March 2018

Brexit 'The view from Brussels' – developments in February

February has seen some important advances in the negotiation process, including the issuance by the Commission of a draft Withdrawal Agreement and the Prime Minister's speech outlining the UK proposal for the future relationship. Many of the supposed red lines of the two sides conflict making it...
Legal Briefings | 06 March 2018

Innovation, disruption and technology

Drawing on our practitioners' experience and understanding of the intellectual property and technology issues facing our clients in the fast changing world in which we all now do business, we made innovation and disruptive technology the key themes at our 2018 IP Update Conference. Here we discuss...
06 March 2018

Real estate investment funds gain regulatory clarity in Indonesia

The Indonesian Financial Services Authority ( Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – “OJK”) issued OJK Regulation No. 64/POJK.04/2017 (“Regulation 64”) on 22 December 2017 with the objective of increasing the prevalence of real estate investment funds in the form of collective investment contracts (“Real Estate...
Legal Briefings | 05 March 2018

Corporate Crime update, February 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 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. Click read more for the full article of each jursidiction. Below we...
Legal Briefings | 05 March 2018

The future's bright and interconnected

Both the UK government and the European Union recognise the importance of cross-border interconnection and support it. From the UK government’s perspective, interconnection is seen as beneficial due to its potential contribution to three challenges of energy policy: affordability, ensuring security...
Legal Briefings | 05 March 2018

The Temperature’s Rising on Corporate Crime in Australia: Expected Developments in 2018 and Implications for Business

Proposed Australian regulatory developments place a higher onus on Australian businesses to self-manage corporate crime risk, and to have in place robust systems to address ethics and compliance within their organisations.
Legal Briefings | 02 March 2018

Cyber security: An increasing concern for oil and gas companies

Cyber security remains in the public eye this year with multiple incidents and vulnerabilities reported. Energy companies are developing and updating their cyber security response plans to reflect the increased legal, operational and technical risks they are facing.
Legal Briefings | 02 March 2018

Oil & Gas: an industry in transition

As we move into 2018, there is renewed optimism in the sector. Steady oil prices led to a 50% increase in M&A activity in 2017 compared to 2016 and supported new money deals and refinancings. The oil and gas industry continues to reshape itself for the next generation with new deal structures,...
Events | 02 March 2018

The communications industry in 2018 - trends, opportunities and challenges

Spend a morning with key decision makers and leaders in the communications industry as they address the future of the industry in an increasingly digital world. With an opening keynote address from EVP and Group President of Verizon Wireless Ronan Dunne, and panel sessions and talks from experts...
Legal Briefings | 01 March 2018

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Legal Briefings | 01 March 2018

Wording conflict resolved in favour of policyholder

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has resolved a conflict in the provisions of a policy in favour of the policyholder in a decision which emphasises the common sense approach taken to policy interpretation. 1
Legal Briefings | 28 February 2018

Hostile takeover bids in Australia in 2017 (Part I) – The year in review

Hostile takeover bids are a significant part of public company M&A activity in Australia. We examine the key defence tactics and themes we observed in 2017.
Legal Briefings | 28 February 2018

Hostile takeover bids in Australia in 2017 (Part II) – Maximising value in a hostile situation

One of the key tasks for directors of target companies is to ensure shareholders appreciate the value of their company and, if control may pass, do what they can to seek to maximise that value. By reference to a series of transactions during 2017, we look at how directors can maximise value by...