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Australian class actions trends: 2021 update
Insight 01 Dec 2021

Class action litigation in Australia continues to be active and highly complex. Over the past 10 to 15 years, class actions have become an increasingly entrenched and accepted aspect of commercial life for organisations conducting business in Australia. ...

Vietnam cross-border lending guide
Insight 23 Nov 2021

Vietnam continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investors. Both Vietnamese and foreign-invested enterprises constantly require debt capital from overseas lenders to establish and grow their businesses. Further, the demand for cross-border financing has also been boosted by a growing nu ...

A tale of two OAIC investigations – privacy implications for the use of facial recognition technology
Insight 23 Nov 2021

Determinations issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) following two recent investigations against 7-Eleven and Clearview AI, reinforce a global trend of growing regulatory scrutiny of the use of facial recognition technology by private sector organisations, and follows Facebook's recent decision to shut down its facial recognition system. ...

Allens advises Evolution Mining on acquisition of Ernest Henry Mine
News 23 Nov 2021

In 2016, Allens advised Evolution on its initial $880 million acquisition of an economic interest in 100% of the gold rights and 30% of the copper rights in the Ernest Henry Mine. Upon completion o ...

Vietnam cross-border lending guide
Insight 24 Nov 2021

Vietnam continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investors. Both Vietnamese and foreign-invested enterprises constantly require debt capital from overseas lenders to establish and grow their businesses. Further, the demand for cross-border financing has also been boosted by a growing nu ...

Allens acts for New Century Resources on equity raising
News 30 Nov 2021

The equity raising will allow ASX-listed New Century to restructure its balance sheet and pay out existing debt, enter into a new Environmental Bond Facility and hedging, accelerate its growth ...

Digital Platform Services Inquiry Third Interim Report – introducing choice screens in general search services
Insight 17 Nov 2021

The ACCC recently published its third Digital Platform Services Inquiry Interim Report (Choice Screen Report) as part of its ongoing role monitoring the impact of digital platforms on competition and consumers. The Choice Screen Report focuses on the impact of pre-installation and default arrangements on competition and consumer choice in the supply of web browsers and general search services. ...

Emerging ESG disputes risks and key mitigation strategies
Insight 16 Nov 2021

Pressure is emerging from multiple angles – regulation, investors, employees and communities – to have a proactive approach to ESG issues. In this Insight, we highlight current trends in ESG disputes and outline the key strategies companies should be implementing right now to mitigate ESG disputes risk. ...

CDPP discontinues criminal proceedings against ANZ and Rick Moscati; and other developments
Insight 09 Nov 2021

No criminal proceedings against ANZ and Rick Moscati; ACCC authorises Commercial Radio Australia to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook; Agrison ordered to pay penalty; Federal Court restrains Virtus Health in acquisition of Adora Fertility; ...

Allens advises AusNet on proposed $10.2 billion acquisition by Brookfield
News 08 Nov 2021

AusNet owns and operates the primary Victorian electricity transmission network, an electricity distribution network and a gas distribution network. The proposed transaction was announced on 1 ...

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