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Operating from 24 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. The firm provides many of the world’s most important organisations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors, including energy, natural resources, infrastructure and financial services.
Class actions represent a growing area of risk for UK corporates, with increasing numbers of high-profile and high-value group claims being brought, or threatened to be brought, in the English courts. [Continue Reading]
Recent years have seen global shifts in both policy frameworks for screening inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and the way in which those frameworks are applied. The result is a more uncertain environment for foreign investment, which parties to a transaction will have to consider how to navigate earlier in the transaction process. [Continue Reading]
Shareholder activism continues to grow in the UK as it does globally, both in terms of capital deployed and the publicity it attracts. While shareholder activism is not a new concept in the UK, the type of investors involved in activist campaigns, the companies that they are targeting, the tools that activists are using and the outcomes that they are seeking to achieve have evolved over recent years. The more typical response of the board of a company that is targeted has also changed reflecting a change in tone and approach away from straight defence tactics alone, and towards that of ‘board preparedness’ and ‘constructive engagement’. [Continue Reading]
Our cities are designed around and defined by roads and vehicles. Autonomous technology will not only change the way we travel, it has the potential to change the face of real estate as we know it. [Continue Reading]