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How competition and consumer laws can impact your business during these uncertain times.
In March 2020 the NSW EPA released its Draft Financial Assurance Policy (Policy) and Draft Guideline on Estimating Financial Assurances: Independent Assessment of Costs (Guideline) for public...
On 10 March 2020, ASIC released its new regulatory framework for FFSPs providing financial services to Australian wholesale clients.
This decision is an important reminder to liquidators to exercise their independent and professional judgment.
The ACCC has released its Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2020.
In its recent decision in the ongoing Solar Shop litigation, the Full Federal Court established two key principles which will have significant ongoing implications for the conduct of unfair...
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID -19) was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China. Many employers now face the question of how to respond to the unfolding outbreak and need to determine...
Australia’s insolvency laws have been amended, yet again.
Foreign Persons Surcharge Duty and Discretionary Trusts have recently changed in VIC and NSW.
First, on 29 November 2019, the Queensland floods class action judgement was delivered by Beech-Jones J in Rodriguez & Sons Pty Ltd v Queensland Bulk Water Supply Authority trading as Seqwater (No...
A recent Federal Court decision serves as a helpful reminder to liquidators about the potential availability of warrants under section 530C of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
Late last year the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) released its
consultation paper “Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and
efficiency of the ASX Listing Rules”. After...
On 28 October 2019, the Full Court of the Federal Court published its judgment in Australian Securities and Investment Commission v Westpac Securities Administration Limited
The Myer continuous disclosure class action decision1 is a landmark: the first judgment in a securities class action in Australia, and the first case explicitly accepting “market-based causation...
The Federal Court has considered whether a deed of company arrangement (DoCA) binds a regulator.
The Supreme Court of Victoria’s recent decision in Pacific Dairies Limited v Orican Pty Ltd illustrates judicial unwillingness to interfere in shareholder disputes, even in cases involving...
In a decision of the Federal Court handed down on 18 October 2019 in Masters v Lombe (Liquidator); In the Matter of Babcock & Brown Limited (In Liquidation)  FCA 1720, Foster J held that...
New Modern Slavery laws are now in place and you may be legally required to submit an annual modern slavery statement.
Following a hearing in February this year, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the Voller case on 24 June 2019 and the result is intriguing for a host of reasons.
The status of power of attorney clauses and “step-in rights” provisions under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) remains an issue.
Parental cautions to their millennial children that “the internet is forever” now have an echo in Australian litigation following the recent decision of the Federal Court in Dyno Nobel Inc v Orica...
With a 25-year-old class action regime that is well established for all types of matters (consumer, competition and shareholder claims)
and which does not face the significant interlocutory...
A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland has highlighted the need to be vigilant when calculating pre-judgment interest, particularly in respect of long running litigation.
On 5 August 2019 the Federal Resources Minister, Matt Canavan MP announced that the Productivity Commission will conduct a 12-month review of the regulation of the resources sector.
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