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High Court defamation decision means businesses could be responsible for comments posted on their social media pages
Insight 15 Sep 2021

In proceedings relating to alleged defamation of Dylan Voller, the High Court has confirmed that the administrators of public social media pages are 'publishers' of comments posted by third parties and members of the public on their page, for the purposes of defamation law. ...

Is Australia's merger control regime really broken and is such significant change required?
Insight 09 Sep 2021

ACCC Chair Rod Sims has outlined for debate the ACCC's proposals to overhaul Australia's merger control regime. We are not convinced the system is broken. We consider that the ACCC's proposals are an over-correction to address a problem that has not been demonstrated to exist. ...

Allens advises Coles on $1.3b sustainability-linked loan facilities
News 09 Sep 2021

Allens has recently assisted a number of corporate clients with SLLs, and has been at the forefront of structuring SLLs to fit within broader financing platforms and strategies. The margin ...

Allens advises Livingbridge on its acquisition of Everlight Radiology
News 01 Sep 2021

Everlight provides teleradiology services for providers across the globe from its critical care hubs in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Everlight works with hospitals and clinics to ...

ACCC's proposals to overhaul Australia's merger control regime
Insight 01 Sep 2021

Merger reform has been on the agenda in Australia for some time, but the ACCC's announcement kicks off the debate in earnest. Allens will be monitoring these discussions and actively participating in the debate about the need for, and content of, any proposed changes. ...

ACCC seeks overhaul of Australia's merger regime: what you need to know
Insight 27 Aug 2021

The Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Rod Sims outlined the ACCC's vision for a dramatic overhaul of Australia's merger review regime. Here's what you need to know. ...

Allens advises Penten on investment from Five V Capital
News 19 Aug 2021

Five V Capital, an Australian private equity firm, will invest $50 million into the tech business, taking a significant minority interest. Penten is expected to use part of the proceeds to support ...

Allens advises Burnet Institute and management shareholders on the sale of 360biolabs
News 18 Aug 2021

360biolabs is a Melbourne-based contract service organisation providing specialist expertise and laboratory services for the development of new therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics. BioAgilytix ...

The ESG remedy ecosystem – working backwards from an OECD National Contact Point complaint
Insight 16 Aug 2021

A global increase in complaints under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines) to state-based National Contact Points (NCPs) shows that the OECD Guidelines are an established part of the toolkit for NGOs and civil society groups seeking to influence corporate behaviour and ...

Allens advises on largest Australian hotel real estate sale
News 27 Jul 2021

Allens has advised a fund managed by the Mirvac Group and the NRMA on the record $620 million sale of the Travelodge hotel portfolio to fund manager Salter Brothers. ...

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