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Our panel discuss the 2022 Australian Federal Election, the workplace reform agenda and potential impacts on our clients. Visit our hub: https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/latest-thinking/australian-federal-election-workplace-reforms
In this podcast, Tim Smith, Pensions Professional Support Consultant, is joined by Richard Smith, Pension Dashboards Consultant at the Pension & Lifetime Savings Association to discuss the industry's hopes for pension dashboards and what schemes must do to get ready. In particular, he: • explains what dashboards are and what it is hoped they will achieve • highlights key elements of the proposed legal and regulatory framework that schemes need to be aware of • considers the key risks for schemes associated with dashboards, and • outlines what potential dashboard providers are doing to get ready for launch. To receive future podcasts in this series direct to your inbox subscribe https://hsfnotes.com/pensions/subscribe/ to our UK pensions blog https://hsfnotes.com/pensions/. To view our other pensions podcasts, including the other podcasts in this series, click here http://www.hsfnotes.com/pensions/?m=podcasts. If you would like to discuss any of the topics covered in this podcast speak with your usual HSF adviser or contact one of our specialists.
In episode 13, Emma and Rebekah are joined by Sebastian Moore, a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ London & Milan offices, to discuss Europe’s new Unified Patent Court and unitary patents.
In the latest podcast from Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Rachel Pinto, Partner, is joined by Rosie Fantom, Partner at Barnett Waddingham and Matt Richards, Senior Business Development Manager at Standard Life. They discuss the reasons why some schemes may choose to do a series of bulk annuity transactions, rather than a single transaction covering all of the scheme's liabilities. In their conversation, Rachel, Rosie and Matt cover: • Affordability and pricing • Risk profile of scheme's investments • How to get insurers' attention • Data and benefit preparation • How to tranche your scheme's liabilities • Challenges when residual risk cover is requested alongside a tranched approach
In this edition of our banking litigation podcast, we consider some recent cases that will be most relevant to in-house lawyers at banks and financial institutions. This episode is hosted by John Corrie, a partner in our banking litigation team, who is joined by Ceri Morgan and special guest Wilkie Hollens. You can find links to our blogs on the cases covered in this podcast below: - High Court finds developers did not owe duty to cryptoasset owners to enable access to lost cryptoassets https://hsfnotes.com/bankinglitigation/2022/04/19/high-court-finds-developers-did-not-owe-duty-to-cryptoasset-owners-to-enable-access-to-lost-cryptoassets/ - Court of Appeal finds Quincecare duty is not limited to corporate customers and can (in principle) extend to protecting individuals https://hsfnotes.com/bankinglitigation/2022/03/17/court-of-appeal-finds-quincecare-duty-is-not-limited-to-corporate-customers-and-can-in-principle-extend-to-protecting-individuals/ - Privy Council confirms that the so-called “reflective loss” principle applies to ex-shareholders https://hsfnotes.com/bankinglitigation/2021/08/11/privy-council-confirms-that-the-so-called-reflective-loss-principle-applies-to-ex-shareholders/ - High Court orders witness statements to be redrafted due to serious non-compliance with PD 57AC https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2022/03/14/high-court-orders-witness-statements-to-be-redrafted-due-to-serious-non-compliance-with-pd-57ac/ - High Court orders banks to disclose documents under the Evidence (Proceedings in other Jurisdictions) Act 1975 https://hsfnotes.com/bankinglitigation/2022/03/08/high-court-orders-banks-to-disclose-documents-under-the-evidence-proceedings-in-other-jurisdictions-act-1975/ - Privy Council restatement of the law on freezing and other interim injunctions https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2022/02/15/privy-council-restatement-of-the-law-on-freezing-and-other-interim-injunctions/ - UK: EAT orders party to disclose tribunal documents to the Press months after hearing https://hsfnotes.com/employment/2022/04/01/uk-eat-orders-party-to-disclose-tribunal-documents-to-the-press-months-after-hearing/ - Biannual Banking Litigation Update (Spring 2022) https://hsfnotes.com/bankinglitigation/2022/04/26/biannual-banking-litigation-update-spring-2022/ Don't forget to subscribe to the banking litigation blog. https://hsfnotes.com/bankinglitigation/subscribe/ Please also find the Herbert Smith Freehills legal privilege web app. https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/latest-thinking/the-herbert-smith-freehills-legal-privilege-web-app
In our latest podcast we are joined by Tim Leaver, Partner and Dave Palmer, Senior Associate in our Employment team, who are discussing TUPE and why Real Estate sector clients need to consider this in their transactions. The conversation includes: What is TUPE; under what circumstances does it apply and what are the pitfalls in not considering TUPE early in a transaction. Speakers: Sarah Lockwood, Senior Associate, Real Estate; Tim Leaver, Partner, Employment and David Palmer, Senior Associate, Employment
In our first episode of INside Asia M&A, host China corporate head Nanda Lau talks with Tokyo partner Joseph Fisher and Johannesburg ESG and natural resources law specialist Ernst Müller why ESG has become so important to dealmaking in Asia Pacific and how ESG issues are affecting M&A in the region this year. Joe and Ernst share examples of ESG considerations changing the nature of M&A transactions and talk more broadly about the progress of ESG in Asia. Lastly, we take a look at what lies ahead for ESG in the remainder of 2022 and beyond in Asia Pacific. Visit our series here: https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/latest-thinking/inside-asia-ma
In this episode, our Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team take the wheel, with Olga Klimczak and Nerida Jessup hosting special guest, David Burroughs, Chief Mental Health Officer at Westpac. It’s an important, and lively, discussion on how organisations are shaping work and workplace culture so that our jobs are ‘good’ for our mental health. David speaks candidly about the issues corporates are grappling with and cautions against feel good programs with high visibility, low impact. For companies getting it right – giving people the opportunity to genuinely thrive - the business case is profound for a strategy that encapsulates performance, productivity and mental health. And in a podcast first, David fact checks our closing remarks – you’ll want to note down ‘psychological agility’!
James Allsop (Tokyo) and Kathryn Sanger (Hong Kong) discuss the key issues arising out of their recent experience of contentious termination and expiry of distribution agreements, including utilising escalation steps in dispute resolution clauses, self-help remedies, interim-measures and brand protection. Visit our series here: https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insight/the-future-of-consumer-%E2%80%93-asia-pacific-predictions
This month Kristin Stammer spoke with Beck Barnett, General Counsel - Digital and Technology at Seven West Media, one of Australia’s leading media organisations. Beck discusses the progress in relation to gender inclusivity in the tech sector and opportunities to play a role and achieve change, including the importance of AI in reflecting gender diversity.
In this latest podcast from the Herbert Smith Freehills’ pension team, Mark Howard, Of Counsel, discusses the latest developments in the world of ESG with Head of Investment Proposition at Smart Pension, James Lawrence. In their conversation, Mark and James discuss: • How Smart Pension is responding to investment in Russia after the invasion of Ukraine; • How the trustees of the Smart Pension Master Trust are preparing for TCFD reporting; • Smart Pension's partnership with Make My Money Matter; and • Key developments we could be seeing over the next 18 months, both for Smart Pension and ESG investing more widely. To receive future podcasts in this series direct to your inbox subscribe https://hsfnotes.com/pensions/subscribe/ to our UK pensions blog https://hsfnotes.com/pensions/ To view our other pensions podcasts, including the other podcasts in this series, click here: http://www.hsfnotes.com/pensions/?m=podcasts If you would like to discuss any of the topics covered in this podcast speak with your usual HSF adviser or contact one of our specialists.
Our Cross-Pollinate program is aimed at the leaders of the future, bringing together small groups of professionals across diverse industries, training and backgrounds to engage in small-group discussions on topics that matter. Our inaugural panel discussion event held in our Sydney office on Wednesday 13 April, introduced by Amelia Burns (Solicitor, Disputes) featured Terry Davis (Chairman of Seven Group Holdings), Georgina Lalor (Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets at Macquarie Bank), with Drew Pearson (Partner, Employment) and Christine Wong (Partner, Disputes) from Herbert Smith Freehills.
In episode 12, Emma and Rebekah discuss patent trolls, the traditional targets of patent trolling activity and the emergence of a new trend in the renewable energy space.
Focusing on the resurgence of cartel enforcement by competition authorities as the COVID pandemic comes to an end (fingers crossed), Daniel Vowden, Adrian Brown, Agathe Esch and Pilar Carrasco discuss significant developments of key importance to businesses and their advisors. Topics covered in our latest episode include the use of innovative sanctions to punish and deter cartels, the re-emergence of dawn raids by authorities - including some first-hand, practical perspectives on adapted procedures applied during COVID - and the varying degrees of intervention witnessed in differing jurisdictions.
Peggy Chow and Kaman Tsoi discuss the latest regulatory trends and future directions including the use of third party tracing cookies, the overlap between privacy and competition, proposed new laws on targeted advertising and cookies in the EU, the US, Japan and Australia, facial recognition and less privacy intrusive alternatives such as contextual advertising and Google's new Topics API technology. Visit our predictions: https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insight/the-future-of-consumer-%E2%80%93-asia-pacific-predictions
Emma Iles and Peng Lei discuss recent intellectual property developments in Australia and China with an impact on the consumer sector including the availability of interlocutory injunctions, product distinction through competitor comparison, punitive damages and trends in the development of green consumer technologies. Emma and Peng share their insights, with a focus on the consequences for product differentiation. Visit our predictions: https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insight/the-future-of-consumer-%E2%80%93-asia-pacific-predictions
Russian Energy Sector Sanctions Measures Implemented in Response to the Crisis in Ukraine In this mini-series, we discuss the recent sanctions measures implemented in the U.S., E.U., and U.K. as a response to the crisis in Ukraine. In this episode, Jonathan Cross, Lode Van Den Hende, Elizabeth Head, and Brittany Crosby-Banyai focus on the recent sanctions that impact the Russian energy sector. We will continue to monitor developments in this area, and encourage you to subscribe to be kept informed of latest developments. Please contact the authors or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contacts for more information.
グローバル案件における審査制度の不確実性(日本語版) 日本国内外の企業結合届出や対内直接投資の規制改革により、取引がどのような場合に規制当局の審査対象となるかの予測が困難になっています。 今回のエピソードでは、当事務所シニア・アソシエイト、ジョエル・ルーベン https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/our-people/joel-rheuben がアンダーソン・毛利・友常法律事務所のパートナーである金子涼一弁護士 https://www.amt-law.com/professionals/profile/RCK を特別にお招きして、今般の改革の概要と、その結果もたらされた不確実な状況に企業がどう対応するべきかについて意見を交わします。 In a special episode, HSF Tokyo senior associate Joel Rheuben https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/our-people/joel-rheuben is joined by Ryoichi Kaneko https://www.amt-law.com/professionals/profile/RCK, a partner at leading Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune. Joel and Ryoichi discuss recent changes in merger control and foreign direct investment rules in and out of Japan that make it more difficult to predict when transactions can be subject to review by regulators. This podcast provides an overview of these changes, as well as what companies can do to deal with regulatory uncertainty.
In a special episode, HSF Tokyo senior associate Joel Rheuben https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/our-people/joel-rheuben is joined by Ryoichi Kanekohttps://www.amt-law.com/en/professionals/profile/RCK, a partner at leading Japanese law firm Anderson Mori & Tomotsune. Joel and Ryoichi discuss recent changes in merger control and foreign direct investment rules in and out of Japan that make it more difficult to predict when transactions can be subject to review by regulators. This podcast provides an overview of these changes, as well as what companies can do to deal with regulatory uncertainty.
In this 13th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we give an update on recent cases relating to force majeure in the context of US sanctions, trial witness statements, draft judgments provided under embargo, and privilege, as well as cases and developments concerning cryptocurrencies. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, a partner in our litigation team, who is joined by Maura McIntosh, a professional support consultant, and Philip Lis, a senior associate. Below you can find links to our blog posts on the developments and cases covered in this podcast. • Party entitled to rely on force majeure clause where counterparty’s parent company became subject to US sanctions https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2022/03/21/party-entitled-to-rely-on-force-majeure-clause-where-counterpartys-parent-company-became-subject-to-us-sanctions/ • High Court orders witness statements to be redrafted due to serious non-compliance with PD 57AC https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2022/03/14/high-court-orders-witness-statements-to-be-redrafted-due-to-serious-non-compliance-with-pd-57ac/ • Article published – Draft judgments: navigating the embargo https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2022/03/10/article-published-draft-judgments-navigating-the-embargo/ • Privilege not lost despite opponent obtaining copies of documents in foreign proceedings https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2022/03/23/privilege-not-lost-despite-opponent-obtaining-copies-of-documents-in-foreign-proceedings/ • First third-party debt order granted by the English High Court in relation to cryptocurrency https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2022/03/09/first-third-party-debt-order-granted-by-the-english-high-court-in-relation-to-cryptocurrency/ • Cryptocurrency insufficient to satisfy test for security for costs https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2022/02/17/cryptocurrency-insufficient-to-satisfy-test-for-security-for-costs/
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Moses Odhiambo

This is exciting engagement. Thanks for the insights. I have found a new home

May 26th
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