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COVID-19 Weekly Wrap-Up

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

COVID-19 Weekly Wrap-Up

To help you stay on top of all the COVID-19 content this week we have compiled our insights into one easy-to-access location, updated on a weekly basis.

03 April 2020

Security of payment: In the time of COVID-19 cashflow is king

As of Monday 23 March 2020, over 20 applications have been filed by opportunistic applicants to register trade marks containing “COVID” or “CORONAVIRUS."

26 March 2020

ASIC v King provides important clarity on the definition of ‘officer’

The High Court of Australia has provided important clarity on the definition ‘officer’ in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) in the much-anticipated decision of...

11 March 2020

Common questions in pelvic mesh class action resolved

The Federal Court has delivered a further judgment in the representative class action concerning transvaginal mesh products sold by Johnson & Johnson and manufactured by Ethicon Sàrl and...

10 March 2020

What is the proper measure of loss where the insured property has no market value?

In an interesting set of facts, the Queensland Court of Appeal in Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Plc v DMS Maritime Pty Limited [2019] QCA 264 has recently...

05 March 2020

Climate change litigation – what is it and what to expect?

After the United States, Australia has the highest number of climate change disputes globally.

27 February 2020
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Class Action Update | February 2020

Our experts bring you what's happening in the marketplace and an update on litigation funding commissions.

27 February 2020
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That's a wrap – analysing AGM season 2019

Bringing directors, management and shareholders together, the Annual General Meeting provides a platform for discussion on company performance and key corporate governance matters.

27 February 2020

Impact Of The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak On Chinese Commodity Sale Contracts

As one of the largest consumers of commodity products globally, the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on international commodity contracts with Chinese buyers raises challenging and important...

10 February 2020

Treasury’s proposals for a new Financial Accountability Regime

This article was written by Diana Nicholson, Tim Bednall and Rebecca Williams.Treasury has released a Proposal Paper for the Financial Accountability Regime (“FAR”).  When legislated, FAR will impose...

03 February 2020

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

Deliberating disclosure: lessons from the Myer securities class action

The landmark decision in TPT Patrol Pty Ltd as trustee for Amies Superannuation Fund v Myer Holdings Limited [2019] FCA 1747 was the first shareholder class action to...

19 December 2019
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