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A series of thought leading podcasts ranging on topics and sectors by Herbert Smith Freehills. For more information please visit www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

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A series of thought leading podcasts ranging on topics and sectors by Herbert Smith Freehills. For more information please visit www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

    Himalayan Bites: EP27 Stub equity

    Himalayan Bites: EP27 Stub equity

    Tony Damien and Andrew Rich chat about stub equity, including a couple of interesting recent developments in Australia.

    • 5 min
    Commercial Litigation EP24: General update

    Commercial Litigation EP24: General update

    In this 24th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at the Civil Justice Council's review of the litigation sector, a recent development in a case on representative actions, an important recent Supreme Court decision on force majeure clauses, and a couple of cases on privilege and disclosure. This episode is hosted by Maura McIntosh, a professional support consultant in our litigation team, who is joined by Emma Deas, a disputes partner, and Charlotte Benton, a senior associate in our disputes team.

    Below you can find links to our blog posts on the developments and cases covered in this podcast.

    • Civil Justice Council establishes review of third party litigation funding https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2024/04/24/civil-justice-council-establishes-review-of-third-party-litigation-funding/

    • Representative actions under CPR 19.8: High Court to consider important questions relating to funding and damages for class members https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2024/04/05/representative-actions-under-cpr-19-8-high-court-to-consider-important-questions-relating-to-funding-and-damages-for-class-members/

    • Force majeure: Supreme Court finds no obligation on party seeking to rely on force majeure clause to accept counterparty’s offer of non-contractual performance https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2024/05/15/force-majeure-supreme-court-finds-no-obligation-on-party-seeking-to-rely-on-force-majeure-clause-to-accept-counterpartys-offer-of-non-contractual-performance/

    • Collateral waiver of privilege: High Court finds disclosure of chronology prepared by lawyer results in broader waiver https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2024/04/08/collateral-waiver-of-privilege-high-court-finds-disclosure-of-chronology-prepared-by-lawyer-results-in-broader-waiver/

    • High Court considers whether third party’s documents are in party’s practical control for disclosure purposes https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2024/04/10/high-court-considers-whether-third-partys-documents-are-in-partys-practical-control-for-disclosure-purposes/

    • 15 min
    Cross Examining Cyber EP6: Cross Examining Andrew Penn - Part 2

    Cross Examining Cyber EP6: Cross Examining Andrew Penn - Part 2

    In this episode, we finish our cross examination of Andy Penn, previously CEO of Telstra and more recently the Chair of the Government’s Expert Advisory Board . The conversation just gets better...

    Andy makes some insightful comments about the similarities between our physical world and our digital world, and how this should guide our measure of success. We also take a closer look at the Cyber Strategy, the value in placing responsibility on those best placed to take responsibility, what does "good" look like, the value in managing data holdings, threat sharing / locking, the benefit of transparency and reporting (rather than banning extortion).

    Andy also makes some incredibly relevant (and sobering) observations on the impact that compute power and quantum computing will have on our security settings (“…a Y2K event when don’t know the date…”).

    Finally, I ask Andy “what makes a great lawyer”? Luckily, we come out of that question relatively unscathed.

    This is Episode 6 of our podcast series. Cross examining Andy Penn. Here we go…

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    Cyber Risk Survey 2024 now live!

    Following the success of our inaugural Cyber Risk Survey in 2023, we are once again surveying in-house lawyers to better understand their cyber-related experiences and concerns. This year, our survey is going global! If you are an in-house lawyer in Australia, Asia, the UK, Europe, the Middle East or the US, we would love your insights!

    Complete our survey here: hsfuk.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8fdxhAEb0VCmAUS

    • 30 min
    Real Estate EP12: Extending corporate liability under the Building Safety Act 2022

    Real Estate EP12: Extending corporate liability under the Building Safety Act 2022

    Can the corporate veil be protected?

    In our latest podcast, Kate Wilson, a Professional Support Consultant in our London Real Estate team, is joined by Alex Wright, a Senior Associate in our Corporate Real Estate team, and Somers Brewin, Vice-President in the Transactional Risk team at Lockton, to discuss the potential liabilities that can arise on corporate acquisitions pursuant to the Building Safety Act 2022, and the ways in which the insurance market is adapting to address these risks.

    • 19 min
    Public M&A EP23: Competing takeover offers

    Public M&A EP23: Competing takeover offers

    In the latest episode of our latest Herbert Smith Freehills UK public M&A podcast series, we discuss competing takeover offers. We have seen a significant uptick in competitive situations in recent months – we saw just one target receive firm competing offers in 2023, but have already seen four in the first four months of 2024. In this episode, we discuss:

    • Why we are seeing more competitive situations
    • How the put up or shut up (PUSU) deadline works
    • What happens if one or both bidders need regulatory clearance and
    • How competitive situations get resolved.

    Speakers Mark Bardell, Robert Moore and Antonia Kirkby

    • 12 min
    Employment Espresso Pods: The Activism Boom in and outside of the office

    Employment Espresso Pods: The Activism Boom in and outside of the office

    Nowadays, 94% of organisations have measures in place to manage what employees can do or say publicly, and 36% admit that how organisations respond to geo-political events is a key reputational issue (HSF Future of Work Report 2021 https://www.herbertsmithfreehills.com/insights/2021-10/video-series-watch-key-insights-shared-on-the-future-of-work).

    Employee activism in relation to events generally unrelated to the individual's workplace causes concern for employers who want to address this conduct in a way that does not affect the employer’s reputation or other employees, which is often difficult when driven by strong emotions, philosophies, and beliefs at the core to an individual’s sense of self.

    In this podcast episode, we provide helpful tips for the employer trying to navigate this increasingly difficult area.

    • 15 min

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