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Legal Briefings | 12 December 2017

Hong Kong FSR Insights – 2018 Outlook

Legal Briefings | 12 December 2017

FSR Insights – 2018 Outlook

Legal Briefings | 11 December 2017

New Australian measures to combat Corporate Crime

On 6 December 2017, the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017 (the Bill) was introduced into the Senate.
Legal Briefings | 11 December 2017

The future of retail

When you think of current trends in the consumer and retail sectors, buzzwords like "artificial intelligence", "augmented reality" and "virtual reality" spring to mind. The retail scene is undergoing fundamental disruption – and these emerging technologies are centre-stage. Traditionally, such...
Legal Briefings | 11 December 2017

Business and Human Rights: Key 2017 developments and the road ahead

On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights . Each year, on the anniversary of the adoption of that landmark document, the world observes Human Rights Day . Ahead of next year's 70 th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human...
Legal Briefings | 08 December 2017

Brexit Sector Viewpoint: Africa Outlook

As the UK calls time on its 44 year membership of the European Union (EU), repercussions are felt further afield. African countries which currently access the EU via the UK, such as Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, or have the UK as their main end market within the EU will be exposed when...
Guides | 08 December 2017

Dispute Resolution and Governing Law Clauses in Indonesia-Related Contracts

Welcome to the first edition of our essential guide to "Dispute Resolution and Governing Law Clauses in Indonesia-Related Contracts."
Legal Briefings | 07 December 2017

Bitcoin surpasses $10,000 for the first time – will there be a regulatory response?

With Bitcoin breaking through the $10,000 barrier, regulatory focus on FinTech – which was already increasing in intensity – is likely to get even more intense. In the past few months, regulators around the globe have announced their intentions towards the regulation of cryptocurrencies and/or...
Webinars | 07 December 2017

Cyber incidents: understanding the insurance responses

Recording: Broadcast 7 December 2017
Legal Briefings | 07 December 2017

Key changes proposed by the South African Competition Amendment Bill

On 1 December 2017, the Minister of Economic Development published the Competition Amendment Bill, 2017 ( Bill ) (see here ) for public comment. The Bill seeks to create and enhance the substantive provisions of the Competition Act No. 89 of 1998 (as amended) ( Act ) and focuses on two key...
Legal Briefings | 07 December 2017

M&A in a changing world

In October 2017, Herbert Smith Freehills sponsored a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit ( The EIU ) entitled M&A in a changing world - Opportunities amidst disruption . The EIU Report assessed the state of play on global M&A in this current period of unprecedented and unanticipated...
Legal Briefings | 06 December 2017

Mining for transparency: Corruption risks in Australian mining approvals

A report published by Transparency International Australia in October 2017 outlines a number of vulnerabilities in the Western Australian and Queensland mining approvals processes that may enable corruption to occur.
Legal Briefings | 06 December 2017

What does a Royal Commission into the financial services industry mean for you?

On 30 November 2017, the Federal Government announced that it will establish a Royal Commission into the alleged misconduct in Australia’s banking, superannuation and financial services industry.
Legal Briefings | 06 December 2017

Innovation: 5 key IP considerations in a rapidly changing landscape

Sophisticated innovative technologies have now become a key aspect of resources companies' success. Whether they cooperate with others or develop their technology in-house, businesses need to give careful consideration to their IP strategy, to ensure they obtain the rights they need, at the right...
Legal Briefings | 06 December 2017

As the medical cannabis sector heats up, the Australian Securities Exchange issues a reminder of its listing requirements

The Australian Securities Exchange’s rigorous listing requirements will contribute to the growing interest in ASX-listed cannabis companies on the part of global pharma, FMCG and PE players.