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Policymakers focus on restraint of trade clauses – 'coercive, exploitative and an unfair method of competition'
Insight 03 May 2024

The Federal Treasury recently published an Issues Paper seeking views to inform its consideration of a potential prohibition on post-termination worker restraints of trade, no-poach and wage fixing agreements, as part of a broader review of Australian competition laws announced last year. ...

Reforms to strengthen and streamline the FIRB regime
Insight 02 May 2024

On 1 May 2024, the Australian Treasurer announced reforms to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) framework, to make it stronger, more streamlined and more transparent. On the same day, the Government released an updated Foreign Investment Policy document, setting out the reforms. ...

What's happening in intellectual property - April 2024
Insight 29 Apr 2024

Your regular wrap-up of some of the world's leading and intriguing IP stories. ...

Vietnam project financing guide
Insight 24 Apr 2024

In this guide, we examine project financing, highlighting critical legal and commercial considerations from the standpoint of foreign lenders and sponsors. ...

High Court rules on rights of native title parties in relation to mining infrastructure
Insight 22 Apr 2024

In this Insight, we delve into the implications of the High Court's decision, including the importance of determining which future act process applies to the grant of a mining lease on which an infrastructure facility will be located. ...

Second stage of EPBC Act reforms announced: draft legislation expected shortly
Insight 18 Apr 2024

Draft legislation is expected to be introduced into Parliament in the coming weeks to create two new national independent bodies: Environment Protection Australia and Environment Information Australia. ...

Federal Court and ASIC shine spotlight on supervisory and risk management requirements for CAR arrangements
Insight 17 Apr 2024

In its recent decision in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Lanterne Fund Services Pty Limited [2024] FCA 353, the Federal Court highlighted the risk of breach of the general obligations of Australian financial services (AFS) licensees under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) ...

Recent developments in employment law
Insight 17 Apr 2024

The latest issues, decisions and proposed changes impacting business and workplace risk. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: March 2024
Insight 17 Apr 2024

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of March, as well as take a closer look at the AER's review of its Compliance Procedures and Guidelines. ...