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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. ...

Common FIRB issues for private equity firms
Insight 29 Feb 2024

Australia's foreign investment approval regime is complex. The tests governing whether a transaction requires foreign investment approval—commonly known as Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval—are complex and layered. ...

Giving new meaning to 'going off grid': can alternatives to utility scale generation solve the energy transition?
Insight 26 Feb 2024

Challenges facing the energy transition present opportunities for consumers and investors. Can alternatives to utility scale generation solve the energy transition? ...

'Super' protection for consumers and small businesses
Insight 26 Feb 2024

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Measures For Future Bills) Bill 2023: ACCC Designated Complaints Function seeks to create a specific complaints-handling function within the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for those lodged by designated consumer and small business advocacy groups. ...

Opportunities for private capital to increase renewables investment, despite the transmission logjam
Insight 22 Feb 2024

Amid fears that Australia's ambitious grid buildout is falling behind schedule, how are investors continuing to deploy capital in renewables projects? ...

Jumping the starter's gun – what banks and clients utilising derivatives can learn from ASIC's new guidance on pre-hedging
Insight 21 Feb 2024

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has released guidance clarifying its expectations in relation to a bank, or other intermediary, pre-hedging derivative exposures.   ...