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ACCC 2024/2025 enforcement priorities
Insight 12 Mar 2024

Competition and consumer law issues in financial services, essential services and wholesale gas markets will be a focus for the ACCC. Cartels and anti-competitive conduct remain an ongoing focus. In terms of consumers and small businesses, there will be particular focus on manipulative or deceptive advertising practices in connection with digital services and 'green' claims. The ACCC is also advocating for law reform in relation to digital platforms, unfair trading, consumer guarantees and merger control. ...

Safeguard Mechanism 2.0: emitters face first 2024 carbon compliance milestone
Insight 07 Mar 2024

Existing emitters under the Safeguard Mechanism will face their first major compliance milestone. In this Insight, we outline the key components of the emissions-intensity determination and explain what compliance entities for existing facilities need to be considering now. ...

Insolvency in Australia: 2023 in review
Insight 07 Mar 2024

2023 emerged as a dynamic year for corporate insolvency. This article provides an overview of the key developments in corporate insolvency in 2023. ...

Human Rights Acts across Australia: implications and considerations for businesses
Insight 06 Mar 2024

In this Insight, we summarise the key provisions of state and territory Human Rights Acts and consider when (and to whom) they apply. As these acts are now in force in the ACT, Victoria and Queensland, we also consider what a similar instrument could look like in other states and territories. ...

Contract law update 2023

Contract law is at the core of almost every lawyer's practice. We prepare the Contract Law Update by reviewing every contract law decision handed down by Australian appellate courts during the year and preparing summaries of those most relevant to lawyers in commercial practice. ...

The third time's the charm: foreign bribery reform in Australia
Insight 01 Mar 2024

After two unsuccessful attempts to strengthen foreign bribery laws, the passage of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Foreign Bribery) Bill 2023 (CFB Bill) finally introduces new, broader foreign bribery offences for body corporates. ...

New regulations on tariff ranges for solar and wind power projects
Insight 01 Mar 2024

Ever since feed-in tariffs (FiTs) expired for solar power projects (31 December 2020) and wind power projects (31 October 2021), the Vietnamese Government has prevaricated over the legal framework to develop solar and wind power projects including, most importantly, the pricing mechanisms. ...

Draft Circular set to end FiT era for all renewable power projects in Vietnam
Insight 01 Mar 2024

Vietnam is set to end all feed-in tariffs (FiTs) for renewable energy generation, with a draft Circular regulating power price formulation for waste-to-energy (WTE) and biomass power projects. In this Insight, we look at aspects of the Draft Circular that will be of particular interest to sponsors ...

InIP: What's happening in intellectual property - February 2024
Insight 29 Feb 2024

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

Recent developments in employment law
Insight 29 Feb 2024

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