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Keepwell and carry on: enforcement of Keepwell deeds put to the test in China

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

Not so happy camper: reputational damage to brands online

In this article, we unpack the Bruder Case and the types of claims businesses may have against customers who publish disparaging content online.

13 November 2020

Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020: Sparking change to combustible cladding in Victoria

Following the fires at Grenfell Tower in London and at the Lacrosse Building in Melbourne, the Victorian Government has sought to develop policy solutions to rectify the dangerous...

12 November 2020

The Payment Times Reporting Act 2020

The Payment Times Reporting regime will commence on 1 January 2021, with the two Acts implementing the regime (the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (the Act) and the...

10 November 2020
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Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 2020

Government commences broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws

On 30 October 2020 the Australian Government commenced a broad-based review of Australian Privacy Laws by releasing an Issues Paper seeking feedback on possible privacy law reforms. ...

04 November 2020

Clear Signs Needed – Patent Exploitation by the Crown

Are you aware that the Crown can exploit inventions in pending and granted patents for its own purposes without infringing patent rights?

02 November 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

WA’s WHS Bill passes Upper House

The Work Health and Safety Bill 2019 (WA) has passed the upper house of the Western Australian Parliament following some intensive debate over the last few weeks.

23 October 2020

Case dismissed: aggrieved investor fails in class action against Worley

In a highly anticipated judgment, the Federal Court of Australia has dismissed a securities class action brought against Worley Limited (Worley) alleging breaches of continuous disclosure laws and...

22 October 2020

Certainty for liquidators and secured creditors in paying employee entitlements from secured assets

A recent decision of the Federal Court has confirmed that a secured creditor who consents to employee creditors being paid out of the charged asset pool is entitled...

20 October 2020

From me to you - MySuper’s evolution to YourSuper

Though there were no changes to the legislated increase in the rate of superannuation guarantee, the 2020-21 Federal Budget still packed a punch for the superannuation industry.

12 October 2020

Major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework coming in 2021: Are we ‘paying’ too much for the national security fortress?

With a large increase in fees proposed in the FIRB reform package, investors will be thinking twice about investing in Australia and when to make their approach to...

02 October 2020

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