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Smart contracts: bridging the gap between expectation and reality

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There is little doubt that smart contracts will find compelling use cases and achieve those objectives, but it is important to realise the limitations.

28 July 2016

Fair Work Commission orders employer to accept voluntary redundancy applications but rejected claims that refusals amounted to bullying.

28 July 2016

The Federal Circuit Court ordered a director of a security company that knowingly and deliberately underpaid eight casual security guards, personally repay $51,400 to the employees.

28 July 2016

Fair Work Commission: employer who refused to answer calls, emails & text messages of an employee seeking to return to work repudiated her employment contract and unfairly dismissed her.

28 July 2016

Queensland Court of Appeal orders an employer to pay damages to an employee whose depression and anxiety was significantly exacerbated as a result of her manager’s bullying.

28 July 2016

The Fair Work Commission has held that a franchisee employer unfairly dismissed a casual employee who resigned after his shifts were considerably reduced.

28 July 2016

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King & Wood Mallesons has advised QIC, on behalf of a consortium, including the Future Fund, on its $800m investment into the Powering Australian Renewables Fund.

27 July 2016

Volkswagen Financial Services Australia has established Driver Australia Master, its A$3 billion automotive-backed master trust programme.

07 July 2016

KWM has been confirmed as the leading legal brand in Asia, again securing the number 1 ranking in the release of the 2016 Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index.

04 July 2016

KWM promotes 33 senior associates and 2 special counsel, reflecting KWM’s strong performance in FY2016 and ambitious growth agenda for FY2017.

30 June 2016

National Storage REIT's capital raising will fund the acquisition of 26 storage assets which comprise the Southern Cross portfolio and other potential acquisitions.

30 June 2016

KWM is proud to announce the promotion of 12 lawyers to partner in Australia with effect from 1 July, completing the firm’s 2016 round of global partner promotions.

29 June 2016

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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

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

15 June 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

Foreign investment into Australia is on the rise - navigating regulations at home and abroad.

28 March 2016

Stakeholder engagement in the digital age. Boards are feeling the pressure, but is it a challenge or an opportunity?

23 March 2016