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Linklaters Insights: EU change of guard – update on top jobs and next steps
Insight 22 Jul 2019

In the midst of the EU's institutional reshuffle, new composition of the institutions and new leadership affects their legislative priorities and ultimately shapes the regulatory environment. Linklaters' Brussels team offers a snapshot of ...

Trustee insolvency - the High Court has cleared up the confusion, or at least some of it - where are we now?
Insight 19 Jul 2019

A recent High Court case has brought very welcome clarity to questions that have long bedevilled the insolvency of corporate trustees. We explain the decision and its ramifications. ...

APRA consults on Hayne recommendation concerning end-to-end product responsibility – the right tool for the job?
Insight 18 Jul 2019

APRA has announced a consultation on a proposal to create a new 'end-to-end product' responsibility within the Banking Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR). The intention is that for every product offered by a bank and its subsidiaries, ...

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 its way to cure a commercially peculiar, ...

Diagnostic methods remain patentable in Australia
Insight 15 Jul 2019

In good news for biotech innovators, the Federal Court has confirmed diagnostic methods remain patent-eligible subject matter in Australia. The Federal Court's highly anticipated decision in Sequenom, Inc. v Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. [2019] ...

Hydrogen – what you need to know
Insight 12 Jul 2019

The COAG Energy Council Hydrogen Working Group continues its work on the National Hydrogen Strategy, with the release of its issues papers series. The nine papers are a fascinating look at the ...

ASIC's proposed market integrity rules for technological and operational resilience could impose far-reaching obligations
Insight 12 Jul 2019

ASIC has released Consultation Paper 314 - Market integrity rules for technological and operational resilience (Consultation Paper). If introduced, these rules will require that market participants ...

Revised Banking Code of Practice, innovation at the ASX and other corporate law developments
Insight 12 Jul 2019

ASIC continues its focus on strengthening corporate regulations; ASX embraces innovation and tech-based solutions; FIRB application fees have increased from 1 July 2019; delays to the release of th ...

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 ...

What you need to know about the draft Equator Principles 4
Insight 11 Jul 2019

Lenders (and project sponsors) should consider the potential impact of changes proposed in the consultation draft of Equator Principles 4. These entail greater focus on climate change, human rights and social risk, including new ...

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