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High Court reinstates Baden-Clay's murder conviction

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In a unanimous joint judgment, the Court allowed the Crown’s appeal, overturning the Queensland Court of Appeal’s judgment and restoring the jury’s original conviction of murder.

31 August 2016

On the radar in Australian class actions: hearings, significant appeals, judgments and settlements, proposed actions and a potential regime change.

26 August 2016

The Federal Court has for the first time made a litigated determination on quantum of native title compensation – the first ever judicial clarity on methodologies to put a value on impacts on native...

26 August 2016

While the term “class action” is not known under PRC law, “representative actions” are recognised under the Civil Procedure Law with mechanisms for claims.

26 August 2016

The UK’s class action regime has been in place for less than a year, but it has already attracted a £19 billion collective action against MasterCard.

26 August 2016

US Courts have interpreted Article III of the US Constitution as imposing a requirement that plaintiffs must demonstrate that they have suffered an “injury-in-fact”.

26 August 2016

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King & Wood Mallesons advised the joint lead arrangers on Qube Holdings Limited’s $200 million hybrid offering.

30 August 2016

KWM advised Consolidated Minerals Limited on the successful completion of the amendment to the terms of their US$400m 8.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2020.

29 August 2016

The Review: Class Actions in Australia 2015/2016 reveals 35 actions were launched in FY16 following a historic high of 40 actions the previous year.

26 August 2016

King & Wood Mallesons has advised on the founding of Evergen, a renewable energy start-up with the technical backing of CSIRO and the financial backing of AMP Capital.

26 August 2016

Glencore has established a long-term economic agreement with Evolution Mining Limited in relation to delivery of gold and copper production at the Ernest Henry Mine in Queensland.

25 August 2016

Reconciliation Australia recently endorsed the 2016/17 King & Wood Mallesons Reconciliation Action Plan, designed to develop greater engagement and promote understanding and inclusion.

24 August 2016

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An increased threat of class actions is the ‘new normal’ for Australian businesses as FY16 saw 35 actions launched. We discuss key trends and consider what’s next in Australia and abroad.

26 August 2016

Blockchain is more than bitcoin. Its technology and potential far exceeds digital currencies.

04 August 2016

An overview of the legal, taxation, FIRB and structuring issues when considering real estate investment in Australia, including practical considerations and risk mitigation strategies.

01 August 2016

A look back at the significant reduction of regulatory controls and red tape, and looking forward at investment trends, further deregulation and predictions for Chinese outbound investment.

25 July 2016

A global analysis of regulatory reforms, trends and developments in key markets in which our clients do business.

14 June 2016

King & Wood Mallesons, together with ASIFMA and J.P. Morgan, has jointly prepared a report on “Access Programmes and Reforms in the Cross-Border RMB Market”.

27 April 2016