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Impact Of The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak On Chinese Commodity Sale Contracts

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

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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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...

16 December 2019

Litigation funders get lump of coal for Christmas

In a highly anticipated decision, the High Court of Australia has rejected, by a 5:2 majority, the proposition that the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court...

04 December 2019
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Applicants succeed in vaginal mesh class action

The Victorian Parliament has passed legislation that will create the new criminal offence of workplace manslaughter in Victoria.

02 December 2019

NSW Parliamentary Inquiry recommends reforms to building laws

On 13 November 2019, the New South Wales Parliament’s Legislative Council Public Accountability Committee released an interim report into its Parliamentary Inquiry into the regulation of building standards,...

21 November 2019

Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer in circumstances where...

13 November 2019

CSIRO successfully defends claims brought by former employee

KWM acted for CSIRO in successfully defending a $1.3 million general protections claim brought by a former employee in the Federal Court. The allegations concerned her employment at...

07 November 2019

You’ve got nothing to lose: Myer, Babcock & Brown, continuous disclosure obligations and securities litigation

Listed companies are subject to continuous disclosure obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 (the Act) and the ASX Listing Rules. Some of the principles underpinning those continuous disclosure...

28 October 2019
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ACCC exploring whether Australia’s merger control regime needs changing

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the Commission) has recently cited difficulties in proving that some mergers would result in a breach of Australian competition laws as part...

23 October 2019

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