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Long overdue – how the new continuous disclosure and litigation funder regulation measures seek to curb entrepreneurial class actions
Insight 28 May 2020

In recent days, the economic uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic has proved the catalyst for the introduction of two long-debated changes to Australia's class action and continuous disclosure regimes. ...

COVID-19 and impacts on fund managers and investors
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Audio recording: Competition Law Fest 2020 ...

The CDR is coming to the energy sector – have your say now
Insight 26 May 2020

The Australian Government has commenced consultation on the Consumer Data Right (Energy Sector) Designation 2020, which will apply the CDR to the energy sector. Entities should consider the impact of the CDR on their business, including whether they would like to apply to be an Accredited Data Recipient to obtain access to such energy data. ...

Arbitration agreements – don’t play chicken with imprecise drafting
Insight 26 May 2020

The decision in Inghams Enterprises Pty Ltd v Hannigan [2020] NSWCA 82 found that a dispute was improperly referred to arbitration because the claim for unliquidated damages was not a dispute that fell within the scope of the arbitration agreement. This decision highlights the importance of precise drafting for all dispute resolution clauses. ...

What courts and regulators expect from corporate compliance
Insight 22 May 2020

The recent decision of ACCC v Bupa Aged Care contains valuable lessons on the importance of compliance programs. They include how quickly improving or implementing such programs can lead to lower penalties; the extent to which regulators and courts favourably view effective compliance programs when assessing penalties, and what features they consider to be essential. ...

State of trade: COVID-19's impacts on trade regulation and supply chain risks
Insight 25 May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many aspects of international commerce, and will continue do so for some time. In this Insight, we discuss three critical trade-related impacts of the pandemic on Australian businesses. ...

Key changes from ASIC and AFCA on financial services regulation
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Audio recording: Competition Law Fest 2020 ...

COVID-19: Landlords, tenants and commercial leases
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  Landlord issues   Retail landlord issues   Tenants issues   Your key questions answered on commercial leases Contacts: John Beckinsale, Annabelle Aland, Liam Chambers, Victoria Holthouse, Nigel Papi, David McLeish, Michael Graves, Tim ...

COVID-19: Governance implications
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  Your key questions answered on corporate governance and disclosure Contact: Craig Henderson, Michelle Bennett, Charles Ashton Last updated: 18 May 2020   Your key questions answered on shareholder meetings Contact: Charles Ashton, Kate ...

Collaborating for economic stability
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In a time of uncertainty, banks and financial institutions are the core pillars helping to secure our future. They are providing guidance, understanding the community needs and offering relief to help their customers get through this period. They are collaborating for economic stability. ...

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