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Arbitrating ISDA master agreements – new developments and considerations

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Arbitrating ISDA master agreements – new developments and considerations

New developments and considerations when Arbitrating ISDA master agreements

16 August 2018

Risky business – does a promise to advance Defence Costs preclude insurers from relying on non-disclosure until final determination?

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia recently considered the relationship between the Advancement of Defence Costs extension and the available remedies for insurers arising out...

15 August 2018

IP Australia releases proposed changes to Australia’s patent legislation

IP Australia has released an exposure draft for the proposed Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill which proposes several key changes to Australia’s patent laws

31 July 2018

Unpacking Treasury’s proposal to extend unfair contract terms protections to insurance contracts – what it means for you

Australian Treasury has eeleased a proposal paper outlining the planned extension of the unfair contract terms laws to standard form insurance contracts.

06 July 2018

Federal Government takes first steps on modern slavery law

The Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth) has been introduced to the House of Representatives in Federal Parliament.

02 July 2018

Modern Slavery Reporting Requirement - NSW first mover on supply chain transparency

Key provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) and the implications it will have on all commercial organisations.

27 June 2018

Google this: The High Court allows Google to be sued for defamation

Trkulja v Google LLC (M88/2017) - The High Court has allowed an appeal to set aside a defamation proceeding brought by Mr Trkulja against Google LLC.

13 June 2018

Statutory limitation on “injured person” evidence found not to apply to corporate plaintiff

The Supreme Court of WA provided guidance on the admissibility of hindsight evidence and determined that the position differed between individual and corporate plaintiffs.

07 June 2018

Class actions in the spotlight again: ALRC inquiry

Australia is in the midst of its third major inquiry into the growing litigation funding industry in four years.

06 June 2018

Freezing orders application against Mr Palmer and Co in Queensland Nickel matter successful

Special purpose liquidators of Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd (in liq) have been successful in their application for freezing orders against Mr Clive Palmer and several companies which he...

25 May 2018

Tactical decisions ahead for insurers as Third Party Act utilised again

This decision highlights issues faced by insurers in relying on exclusion clauses (even ones that are broadly drafted) to escape the operation of the Third Party Claim Act.

25 May 2018

And then there was one. GetSwift and competing class actions in the Federal Court

The Federal Court of Australia ordered that two of the three class actions which had been filed against GetSwift Ltd be permanently stayed, with only one to proceed....

24 May 2018