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A spot-fire mentality to Australia’s insolvency laws is still not the answer

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

A spot-fire mentality to Australia’s insolvency laws is still not the answer

On the 2 August 2021 Treasury released a consultation paper titled ‘Helping Companies Restructure by Improving Schemes of Arrangement.

29 September 2021

The Review: Class Actions in Australia 2020/2021

In year of record cases and radical reshaping of the class action litigation industry, we are excited to share with you our annual flagship publication The Review: Class...

22 September 2021

Construction industry shutdown in Victoria

The Victorian Government has now imposed an industry-wide shutdown of the sector.

22 September 2021

New construction industry restrictions in Victoria

On 16 September 2021, the Victorian Government announced a number of changes to the COVID-related restrictions that apply to individuals and businesses in the state.

20 September 2021

Not Now, Maybe Later: Group Costs Orders in Fox v Westpac Banking Corporation; Crawford v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited

On Tuesday, 14 September 2021, the Victorian Supreme Court handed down the first decision relating to section 33ZDA of the Supreme Court Act 1986 (Vic) (the Act), which...

17 September 2021

Price v Spoor: The High Court considers contracting out of statutory limitation periods

The High Court’s recent decision in Price v Spoor [2021] HCA 20 has confirmed that parties can effectively contract out of limitation periods imposed by statute. The decision...

08 September 2021

Direct .au domain names set to launch – what you need to know

.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), the entity responsible for developing and administering rules for .au domain names, has announced that from 24 March 2022, entities will be able...

06 September 2021

Mandatory JobKeeper reporting for listed entities: legislation passed

On 2 September 2021, the Federal Parliament passed legislation to require listed entities to provide a notice to their market operator containing certain details about payments they received...

03 September 2021

Out with the old, in with the new: Corporate Plans for ASIC and APRA

Each of these publications confirm a widely predicted change in ASIC’s strategic direction away from the hard-line enforcement approach which emerged following the Financial Services Royal Commission.

03 September 2021

Greenwashing hits court room

It has been foreshadowed that companies and boards who make disclosure on climate targets face potential liability for misleading and deceptive conduct.

27 August 2021

An app for that? What do developers of software-based medical devices need to know?

The increasing pace of digital health, wearables, and apps generally have spawned an increasing number of innovative software-based products that are able to assist with, or may aim...

23 August 2021

Europe’s Carbon Levy poised to affect Australian businesses

In July 2021, the European Commission finalised its proposal to introduce a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) by the end of the year.

18 August 2021

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