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First shareholder class action judgment
Insight 25 Oct 2019

The Federal Court has handed down the first judgment in a shareholder class action, more than 20 years after the first case was filed, in the class action arising from an earnings forecast Myer gav ...

Australian investor wins big at ICSID
Insight 24 Jul 2019

In a landmark decision, the Government of Pakistan has been ordered to pay $US5.84 billion ($A8.3 billion) to Australian mining company Tethyan Copper Company after its application for a mining lea ...

Class actions and emerging issues
Insight 30 Jul 2019

The nature of Australia's class action landscape has fundamentally changed since the outset of the regimes. ...

Navigating split dispute resolution clauses – where's Google Maps when you need it?
Insight 15 Jul 2019

A recent Supreme Court of Victoria decision sounds a warning to principals and contractors alike – your dispute resolution clause must be clear and unambiguous, because the court will not go out of ...

Singapore Convention on Mediation: a step towards easier enforcement of international settlements
Insight 11 Jul 2019

On 7 August 2019, the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements resulting from Mediation (the Convention ) will be open for signature. It will come into force six months afte ...

Using third party brands in video games: issues and opportunities
Insight 11 Dec 2017

One of the emerging battlegrounds for brand owners is video games, particularly with the growth of virtual reality applications. A recent claim made in the US illustrates how having your brand ...

Looks can be deceiving: deceptive similarity, substantial identity and trade mark infringement
Insight 11 Dec 2017

One limb of trade mark infringement is that the allegedly infringing mark must either be substantially identical, or deceptively similar, to an existing trade mark registration. What does that mean ...

APRA releases 'constructively tough' Enforcement Approach
Insight 18 Apr 2019

In the wake of the Financial Services Royal Commission ( Royal Commission ) and the introduction of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime ( BEAR ), APRA has undertaken a review of its ...

Latest word on competing class actions
Insight 24 May 2019

In the latest instalment in the five competing shareholder class actions against AMP Limited, the Supreme Court of New South Wales has selected one case to proceed. In doing so, the court has made ...

Reasonable belief or a mere suspicion? Full Court lowers the bar on preliminary discovery applications
Insight 11 Dec 2017

The Full Federal Court has handed down a significant decision on preliminary discovery in a result that will be welcomed by IP owners, as the court has clarified the requirements for a successful ...

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