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Directions 2020: Responding to crisis; what lies ahead?

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

Directions 2020: Responding to crisis; what lies ahead?

In a year like no other, KWM’s Directions team took corporate Australia’s pulse through a COVID-19 focussed survey of directors and senior leaders.

23 September 2020

ACCC inquiry into perishable agricultural products

ACCC commences new inquiry into perishable agricultural products and the dairy code.

04 September 2020

ACCC releases Murray-Darling Basin inquiry interim report

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

06 August 2020
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Update Key Takeaways For Government Decision Makers Following The Decision In Brett Cattle

Further to our alert published on 5 June 2020, the Attorney-General issued a statement on 22 July 2020 confirming that the Commonwealth will not be appealing the decision of Rares J of...

24 July 2020
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Practical tips for Productivity Monitoring Software

With flexible working arrangements are on the uptick, some businesses are installing software on employees’ computers to monitor productivity. Organisations considering implementation of productivity monitoring software understands...

17 July 2020

COVID-19 and continuous disclosure law reform

This article was written by Will Heath.As we noted earlier, in late May, the Federal Treasurer made a welcome and significant change to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws using...

07 July 2020
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Internal investigations of highly sensitive issues: CBA and the High Court follow different paths

This article was written by Tim Bednall.In June 2020, two investigations of highly sensitive matters at the highest levels of the relevant organisation came to public notice. This...

07 July 2020
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Storm Financial: the Full Federal Court revs up the “Stepping Stones” debate

This article was written by Tim Bednall.The Full Federal Court has delivered a 2:1 split decision denying an appeal by Mr and Mrs Cassimatis, executive directors and owners...

07 July 2020
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AGMs during COVID-19: certainty at last?

This article was written by Joseph Muraca, Will Heath and Lauren Taylor.As COVID-19 struck and government responses to it were implemented, arrangements for concerts, sporting events, social functions...

07 July 2020
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The sins of the child: the liability of parent companies for actions of foreign subsidiaries

This article was written by Miriam Kleiner.Imagine this – you are the director of an Australian holding company.  The holding company has many subsidiaries, some of which are...

07 July 2020
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Trends in ASX 200 AGMs in early 2020

This article was written by Joseph Muraca, Will Heath and Lauren Taylor.The AGM season for the first 5 months of calendar year 2020 has just ended, with 30...

07 July 2020
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Cyber attacks: is it legal to pay a ransom in Australia?

This article was written by Patrick Gunning.For about the last 5 years, most Australian companies have identified a cyber attack as one of the company’s top 5 risks.Ransomware,...

07 July 2020
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