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Baldwin & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd & Anor  QSC 12
Significance of the decision
This case highlights the risks of relying on clauses which provide that parties will negotiate in good faith...
As predicted, the Federal Government has acted on an election promise to lower the screening thresholds for foreign buyers of Australian Rural Land effective from 1 March 2015. Read on to find out...
This update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to December 2014. These developments will impact...
On 22 September 2014, the Harper Review Panel released its Draft Report of the “root and branch” review of Australia's competition laws and policy.
Global thoroughbred breeding and racing circles will be impacted by an Australian High Court decision that has significant global implications.
Chain of responsibility legislation can have serious financial consequences, not only for those in the transport industry.
A closer look at IPO exits, warranty and indemnity insurance, illegal bid rigging,
debt and fundraising in the Australian market.
AFS licensees should review their breach reporting framework, in particular, the timing aspects of identifying and reporting significant breaches.
The case of Electricity Generation Corporation T/As Verve Energy v Woodside Energy Ltd & Ors  HCA 7 (5 March 2014) provides the latest guidance on drafting 'reasonable endeavours' clauses.
In January 2014, ASIC published Report 384: Regulating Complex Products (Report). The Report sets out the recent work done by ASIC’s Complex Products Working Group and identifies opportunities for...
On 10 April 2014, the Government released the draft Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 (Draft Bill), containing proposed amendments to the Corporations...
Projects in Queensland's Galilee coal basin are expected to generate billions of dollars of investment in the near future.
Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2013
This 2015 edition of Review highlights a selection of the public assignments undertaken by us over the past year as well as major legislative and policy developments occurring over that period.
The State of South Australia (State) will pay compensation to the De Rose Hill Nguraritja people for the extinguishment of their native title rights and interests following the delivery of the...
In the October 2013 issue of Acumen, we gave an overview of the divergence in approach of courts in England, Australia and New Zealand in the interpretation of “consequential” or “indirect” loss...
This article identifies issues to consider when using expert determination and looks at the benefits and disadvantages of the expert determination process.
Social media, and its ease of use and wide-ranging application - combined with the ability of users to instantaneously disseminate information - has brought difficulties and challenges for businesses.
Is your desk bending under the weight of a pile of monotonously similar, simple, clear-concise-and-effective, two-part retail bond prospectuses? No? Before you call your broker, read on.
A closer look at Review of Practice Statement Law Administration PS LA 2012/2 from our leading experts.
The Australian Competition Tribunal recently published its decision in respect of WA Gas Networks Pty Ltd’s (ATCO) review of the ERA’s revised access arrangement for the mid‑west and south‑west gas...
The PPSA can alter your rights to property and the way in which various types of contracts will be interpreted.