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Good news for pharmaceutical innovators – Federal Court confirms patent term extensions should be based on patentee's own product
Insight 23 Jun 2021

In the appeal decision Ono Pharmaceutical Co, Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2021] FCA 643 (the Ono decision) the Federal Court has overturned the decision of the Australian Patent Office and confirmed that an application for patent term extension (PTE) should be based on the patentee's own product, not that of a third party or competitor product. ...

ACCC calls for significant reforms to the Murray-Darling Basin water markets
Insight 22 Jun 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released the final report of its inquiry into the Murray-Darling Basin (Basin) water markets. ...

Future revenue opportunities anticipated in the Post-2025 National Electricity Market
Insight 18 Jun 2021

The Energy Security Board's Post 2025 Market Design Options Paper provides a peek into a future where the system services required to ensure a stable and secure National Electricity Market are unbundled; creating opportunities for market participants to capitalise on alternative revenue streams. ...

Transferring jurisdiction over schemes from the courts to the Takeovers Panel
Insight 17 Jun 2021

In the federal budget, the Treasurer announced funding for a public consultation process to consider broadening the jurisdiction of the Takeovers Panel to include members' schemes of arrangement. The idea of transferring jurisdiction over schemes from the courts to the Panel is not a new one. ...

The 'Say On Climate' - what do boards need to know?
Insight 16 Jun 2021

As we enter the 2021 AGM season, it is clear that climate-related issues will remain a key focus for listed entities and their shareholders. ...

Simplifying standards: trusted overseas product safety standards to be adopted in Australia
Insight 16 Jun 2021

The Federal Government has announced it will begin consulting on amendments to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) which would allow businesses to rely on compliance with certain trusted overseas product safety standards (in lieu of the equivalent Australian standard) when supplying products to the Australian market. ...

Will they or won't they? Will the responsible lending reforms pass the Senate?
Insight 11 Jun 2021

Ahead of the next Senate sitting on 15 June 2021, we have prepared a short timeline summarising the history and progression of the Bill, along with relevant commentary and supporting material. ...

Gas pipeline reforms update
Insight 11 Jun 2021

The Energy National Cabinet Reform Committee has released a Decision Regulation Impact Statement (DRIS) identifying a proposed package of reforms for gas pipeline regulation in Australia. ...

Commitment made, now to implement: embedding ESG best practice
Insight 10 Jun 2021

In terms of achieving the potential to use international law frameworks as a tool to set company policy on ESG issues, we discuss recommendations for using these frameworks to audit the commitments the company makes. ...

Elevating ESG: how to establish and embed leading practices
Insight 10 Jun 2021

It is essential to prioritise ESG. A confluence of factors are accelerating the importance of ESG and these have material impacts for organisations operating in Australia. This insight will assist boards, senior executives, in-house counsel, sustainability teams, and risk and compliance leaders to act as strategic partners to the business as it shapes its ESG agenda. ...