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Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitrations – Australia signs the Mauritius Convention

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On 18 July 2017 Australia signed the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (New York, 2014), commonly known as the Mauritius Convention on Transparency.

24 July 2017

The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory has released an interim report assessing the risks and impacts posed from an impartial...

21 July 2017

This article was written by Scott Singleton and Nick Testro.  On 20 July 2017, the Full Federal Court handed down its appeal judgment in relation to a 2016 decision of the Federal Court, in...

21 July 2017

The Renminbi Global Cities Dialogue's Official Report: overview of the current state of offshore RMB markets and a frank assessment of the challenges faced by RMB hubs and market participants.

20 July 2017

The tax changes are aimed at reducing the uncertainty with the Investment Manager Regime (IMR) and the new tax system for attribution managed investment trusts (AMITs).

19 July 2017

Following the Chevron judgment, the ATO has released PCG 2017/D4: ATO compliance approach to taxation issues associated with cross-border related party financing arrangements and related transactions.

17 July 2017

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KWM has advised consortium NorthernPathways on the design, delivery, operations, maintenance and financing of the New Grafton Correctional Centre public-private partnership.

11 July 2017

KWM has been ranked 1st across a number of categories in the Thomson Reuters and Mergermarket M&A league tables for H1 2017, cementing its status as a premier M&A firm globally.

10 July 2017

KWM has acted for Ascott Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, on its A$180 million acquisition of a 60% stake in Quest Apartment Hotels.

07 July 2017

KWM has advised KKR on its investment in Dixon Hospitality

05 July 2017

KWM has promoted 10 Special Counsel and 29 Senior Associates in Australia.

29 June 2017

KWM obtained a successful award for an Australian exporter of grain in an international arbitration under the auspices of the Grain and Feed Trade Association in London.

29 June 2017

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Australia’s merger control regime is contained in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and is primarily administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

20 July 2017

While the new tax rules are aimed at foreign vendors, Australian residents might similarly find themselves caught by the new regime when acquiring certain Australian assets.

10 July 2017

The energy industry is changing. This transformation will require a re-wiring of existing energy systems, policies, contracts and regulation.

13 June 2017

Technological development is rapidly changing almost every facet of the sports industry, raising interesting new legal questions and challenges.

26 May 2017

We explore the impact of China's Belt and Road initiative on international arbitration.

22 May 2017

This article was written by Chen Yun (Robert), Andrew Fei and Wang Rong. The China Bank Regulatory Commission (CBRC) has issued a set of new rules (Rules) aimed at: controlling a broad...

19 April 2017