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13 February 2019


The Royal Commission’s final report has endorsed much of the existing legislative and reform proposals for the insurance industry.
13 February 2019


13 February 2019

LIBOR Is Being Overtaken: Will It Be a Car Crash?

This article considers the background and current market developments relating to the discontinuation of LIBOR. It examines the potential litigation likely to arise for legacy contracts and the alternative contractual fall-back provisions that are being proposed. Finally, it analyses the four...
13 February 2019

Financial Services: In the wake of the Royal Commission…

While the Financial Services Royal Commission was a watershed inquiry for the industry, the industry is well accustomed to constant scrutiny and reform.
13 February 2019

Governance: The new age of leadership

Recent shareholder action against executive remuneration, the expansion of APRA’s ambit to include a greater focus on culture and remuneration, the introduction of the BEAR and the rise of the “community expectations” standard shows the new microscope penetrating boardrooms and the upper echelons...
13 February 2019

Community expectations are here to stay

To deny the role that community expectations will play post-Royal Commission is, with respect, a flat-Earther perspective.
12 February 2019

Anti-trust regulators — armed and ready to intervene

The number of merger control regimes worldwide is on the rise: there are already over 120 and the list is growing
11 February 2019

Policyholder Insurance Highlights 2018

Read our assessment of the key lessons for insurance policyholders from last year’s top cases.
11 February 2019


Facebook's collection and combining of data from third party websites and apps (including WhatsApp and Instagram) deemed abusive.
11 February 2019

FSR Insights - 2019 Outlook

Herbert Smith Freehills' Financial Services Regulatory ( FSR ) team surveys the regulatory landscape in 2019 and identifies some themes we expect to be at the core of regulatory priorities globally in the next 12 months.
08 February 2019

ACCC Residential Mortgage Price Inquiry Final Report

On 11 December 2018, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ( ACCC ) released its final report into the Residential Mortgage Price Inquiry. 1
07 February 2019

Our global arbitration practice: A snapshot of 2016-2018

07 February 2019

Insurance and reinsurance disputes annual review 2018 published

We are pleased to share with you our Insurance and Reinsurance Disputes Annual Review of 2018, published today, which provides an overview and analysis of the key cases and developments affecting those engaged in or with contentious matters in the insurance and reinsurance market.
07 February 2019

Inside Arbitration: An interview with Alexis Mourre, President ICC International Court of Arbitration

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is one of the main international arbitral institutions. Indeed, in the 2018 Queen Mary survey on the evolution of international arbitration, the ICC had a pre-eminent position as the preferred institution of 77% of respondents. In this issue of Inside...
07 February 2019

Inside arbitration: Spotlight on Christian Leathley Head of the Latin America Group and a real-life "Englishman in New York"

Christian Leathley is an English solicitor and New York attorney, who became a partner in 2012. Since then, he has worked in our London and Madrid offices, before relocating to New York in 2015. Two years ago, he was appointed Head of our US International Arbitration Practice. Throughout his career...