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In 2018, we celebrated 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
If negotiations fail in a deal or formal documents aren’t signed, can there still be a binding enforceable agreement between the parties inferred by an exchange of emails? Today, where negotiations...
Foreign investors holding existing interests in agricultural land as at 1 July 2015 must register those interests by 31 December 2015.
On 19 May 2015, the Building Queensland Bill 2015 (Qld) (Bill) was introduced to the Queensland Parliament. The Bill establishes Building Queensland, a new independent statutory body to assist the...
Two new pieces of legislation are expected to commence operation later this year, and are hoped to improve the oil & gas industry.
Do taxpayers have adequate opportunity to make legal professional privilege claims over documents that have come into the ATO’s possession?
Are east coast gas markets fit for purpose? Are they competitive? A closer look at the case for change.
The recent Federal Court decision in ACCC v Pfizer serves as strong reminder that market power is not static but must be assessed in the context of a potentially changing market over a reasonable...
Michael Dulaney and Tom Barrett were published in the 11th Edition (2015) of Expert Guides in the Energy category.
In the recent decision of GWC Property Group Pty Ltd v Higginson & OR’s  QSC 264, the Queensland Supreme Court held that the incentive clawback provisions contained in an incentive deed...
On 30 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Queensland (per McMurdo J) upheld an appeal by Sojitz Coal Resources Pty Ltd (Sojitz) against a decision of the Commissioner to impose land rich duty on its...
an overview of all free trade agreements that are either in force, in negotiation or concluded between Australia and various foreign countries.
Are you a director of a company? Did you know that the ACCC can ask the Court to ban you from managing any company if you breach the Australian Consumer Law?
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...