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Business and human rights: Key 2017 developments and the road ahead

HSF reflects on some of the key Business and Human Rights developments of 2017 and highlights some of the issues to look out for over the next 12 months.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 19 December 2017 | Practice Area: Art. 8 Human Rights Act

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.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 11 December 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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AIM Disciplinary Notice: public censure and fine for breach of the AIM Rules

On 5 October 2017, the London Stock Exchange announced the public censure and fine of Management Resource Solutions plc for breaches of the AIM Rules. This article examines the reasoning.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 30 November 2017 | Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

General Counsel Update, November 2017

This is the latest in HSF's series of general counsel updates, which aim to summarise major developments in key areas.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 21 November 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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New Australian employment law changes the game for Australian franchisors

Australia has enacted a law with potentially far-reaching joint employer implications for both Australian and American franchisors. This briefing considers the implications.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 31 October 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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Assigning liquidator rights to sue: what has been created?

This article looks at the issues that arise from recent reforms to Australian insolvency laws, along with the opportunities created.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 19 October 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

BEAR exposure draft released – are you ready?

The key features of the Australian Government's Banking Executive Accountability Regime are set out in this briefing.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 02 October 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Special Kase: Kellogg's recent legal action against Thanasi Kokkinakis

This article considers the implications of legal action taken relating to trade marks and the commercial use of sporting nicknames, and how the commercial side of sports law may develop as brands clash with sport stars.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 September 2017 | Practice Area: Trademarks

Non-executive directors jointly and severally liable for £1.7 million whistleblowing claim by ex-CEO

This briefing examines the decision in In International Petroleum Ltd and others v Osipov and others.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 07 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Unsolicited takeover bids: lessons from the PPG – AkzoNobel saga

In this article, HSF explores how a similar situation would play out in Australia, and highlights the potential for activist shareholders to seek to play a significant role in the outcome of takeover transactions.

Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 28 July 2017 | Practice Area: Merger Control

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