Part 26A Restructuring Plans and HoldCo Financings

The background to Restructuring Plans When the UK Government announced a package of measures to support businesses during the pandemic, they included a new restructuring tool – the restructuring plan (or RP) under Part 26A of the Companies Act 2006. The RP is a very powerful restructuring tool.  Principally because it allows a compromise to … Read more

Leading the legal sector on climate change with Net Zero Lawyers Alliance

Herbert Smith Freehills is joining forces with other legal sector leaders to fight climate change through the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance (NZLA) – a coalition of commercial law firms committed to helping the world achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Justin D’Agostino joined leaders from a number of international law firms and corporates to launch the … Read more

London Climate Action Week – 26 June to 4 July 2021

We are proud to be a part of London Climate Action Week 2021 (LCAW), the annual event bringing together world-leading climate professionals and communities across London and beyond to find practical solutions to climate change. Founded in 2019, LCAW is the largest independent climate change event in Europe, helping to shape our future into one that is … Read more

FUTURE CITIES – THE PODCAST SERIES

Building on our series exploring the prospects of the modern city, our new podcast brings you interviews, commentary and fresh perspectives on one of the defining social and economic forces of modern life. Tune in and hear from our leading figures across a range of disciplines as they join industry experts to share insights and … Read more

Public-Private Partnership Law Review – latest edition published

We are very pleased to announce the publication of the latest edition of the Public-Private Partnership Law Review which explores recent developments and current issues affecting public private partnerships across 21 jurisdictions. The edition was edited by Patrick Mitchell and Matthew Job and has contributions from leading law firms across the world who specialise in … Read more

Herbert Smith Freehills to participate in London International Disputes Week

London International Disputes Week 2021 (LIDW21) comes at a significant period for the UK legal sector, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, post-Brexit and amid an uncertain global political environment. With its theme: “Looking forward: change, challenge and opportunity”, LIDW21 will provide crucial insights on the business and law of international dispute resolution. The programme draws … Read more

The Biden Infrastructure Plan

United States President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his administration recently made proposals concerning approximately US$2.3 trillion in government funds to be devoted to infrastructure-related projects in the United States. This is referred to as the Biden Infrastructure Plan, or formally, the “American Jobs Plan” (the Plan). To view a summary of the anticipated structure … Read more

Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26

On 18 March 2021, Ofcom published its Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review 2021-26 (WFTMR), which sets out how it will regulate telecoms fixed access services for the next five years. This follows Ofcom proposals to support competitive investment in fibre networks, which we previously reported on Ofcom’s consultation in connection with the WFTMR last year. … Read more