SPACs in the City: the emerging litigation and regulatory risks in England & Wales

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP have published an article in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law on the litigation and regulatory risks for special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) in England & Wales. SPACs scorched the US stock markets last year, with the UK left out in the cold. While the recent crackdown by the Securities and … Read more

COVID-19 market disclosures and managing the associated litigation risks

Herbert Smith Freehills have published an article in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation: COVID-19 market disclosures and managing the associated litigation risks. Since the start of the pandemic many listed companies have sought to strengthen their balance sheet by raising additional capital from shareholders. This article considers the types of disclosures relating … Read more

Biannual Banking Litigation Update (Autumn 2021)

Welcome to the Autumn 2021 edition of our biannual Banking Litigation Update, in which we highlight the most important cases and developments affecting UK financial institutions over the past six months. Read the full Banking Litigation Update here. We have also recorded a short video to provide a high level overview of developments during this period, … Read more

BANKING LITIGATION PODCAST EPISODE 28: MONTHLY UPDATE – JULY/AUGUST 2021

We have just released our monthly update podcast, in which we discuss and debate the key recent judgments likely to be of interest to 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 Amel Fenghour. You can also listen … Read more

BANKING LITIGATION PODCAST EPISODE 27: MONTHLY UPDATE – MAY/JUNE 2021

We have just released our monthly update podcast, in which we discuss and debate the key recent judgments likely to be of interest to 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 Annabel Davis. You can also listen … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills launches new Climate Change Notes blog

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Climate Change Notes blog. With climate change experts across our global network, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the forefront of major developments. On our Climate Change Notes blog we share some of our industry-leading thinking. Covering topics like climate change trends, regulatory updates, and compliance, … Read more

Redemption periods and liquidity mismatch in authorised open-ended property funds: regulatory update and litigation risks

The FCA has recently published a feedback statement to its consultation into liquidity mismatch in authorised open-ended property funds (CP20/15) (considered in our previous banking litigation blog post). The FCA consultation considered whether property funds should be required to have notice periods before an investment can be redeemed, suggesting a notice period of between 90 and … Read more