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Allocating FIRB completion risk in public M&A deals
Insight 22 Apr 2021

One of the issues a target board will need to consider when assessing a takeover by a foreign bidder is the mitigation of FIRB completion risk in the transaction, and the appropriate allocation of any residual risk between the bidder and the target. This is particularly an issue where the target's business includes critical infrastructure or raises national security issues. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC 'no action' position on virtual meetings; legislative clarification on the definition of casual employee; and other updates
Insight 21 Apr 2021

ASIC takes 'no action' position on virtual meetings but no such luck for electronic signatures; Fair Work Act amendments clarify the definition of casual employment; ASX Listing Rule amendments to commence from 5 June 2021; ASX updates Guidance Note 19: Performance Securities; Takeovers Panel remakes procedural rules; APRA provides guidance to ADIs on the use of indemnities in divestment transactions. ...

Transitioning towards a renewable future
Insight 21 Apr 2021

Achieving the target of net zero remains at the forefront for the energy industry. As we increase investment in renewables and look for ways to improve efficiencies, new challenges emerge. Helpfully, there are a range of mitigation and management strategies that can be put in place to reduce risk and smooth the transition. In this Insight we outline some of those practical steps, including ones specifically geared towards managing or avoiding potential disputes during the development stages of a project. ...

Allens handbook on takeovers in Australia
Insight 20 Apr 2021

This handbook gives an overview of the rules that govern takeovers of, and acquisitions of voting securities in, Australian publicly listed companies and trusts. It includes how to undertake or respond to a takeover proposal for an Australian publicly listed company or trust and the legal issues which commonly arise in Australian takeover transactions. ...

Health and safety duties aren't just owed to workers
Insight 19 Apr 2021

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and healthcare provider International Health and Medical Services (IHMS) have been charged with breaching WHS laws following the suicide of a detainee at the Villawood immigration detention facility in March 2019. ...

Appeals court upholds safety ruling and $1 million damages award
Insight 19 Apr 2021

The Western Australian Court of Appeal has confirmed that employers cannot rely only on the experience of their workers to discharge their safety duties, and instead must be proactive in providing training and instruction about safe work methods. ...

Sacking leads to a significant payout
Insight 19 Apr 2021

In a decision showing the importance of not jumping to conclusions, a senior employee was awarded $276,681 in damages after his contract was terminated for alleged serious misconduct – just one working day before he would have been entitled to a redundancy payment. ...

The skinny on the skinny IR Omnibus
Insight 19 Apr 2021

Recent changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FW Act) mean employers should review their casual employment contracts. ...

Don't be too quick to fire your labour hire
Insight 19 Apr 2021

In a reminder of the importance of complying with all redundancy requirements in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the FWA), the Fair Work Commission (the FWC) has held that a labour hire company did not have a valid reason to terminate five mine workers after they were no longer needed on site, as it had failed to meet its consultation and redeployment obligations. ...

Rod Sims marks 10th anniversary of the CCA; Full Federal Court clarifies the law on unconscionable conduct; Federal Court affirms $125m penalty against Volkswagen; and other developments
Insight 16 Apr 2021

Rod Sims marks 10th anniversary of the CCA; Full Federal Court clarifies the law on unconscionable conduct; Federal Court affirms $125m penalty against Volkswagen; and other developments ...

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