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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

As one of the world's leading law firms, we advise many of the biggest and most ambitious organisations across all major regions of the globe. Our clients trust us with their most important transactions, disputes and projects because of our ability to cut through complexity and mitigate risk.

We can help you thrive in the global economy. With 2,800 lawyers in offices spanning Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, we can deliver whatever expertise you need, wherever you need it.

Because technical ability alone is not enough, we seek to build exceptional working relationships with our clients. By doing so, we are able to develop a deeper understanding of our clients' businesses, provide commercially astute, innovative advice and create better business outcomes for our clients.

EMIR nears the finish line

EMIR came into force on 16 August 2012. While most obligations under EMIR do not take effect until 2013, market participants should be increasingly focused on its impact on their businesses. Under discussion is the soon-to-be finalised detailed standards which cover how EMIR will work in practice.