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The expectation of continuous improvement in combating modern slavery
Insight 09 Apr 2024

There is an expectation that businesses demonstrate continuous improvement in their response to modern slavery and reporting under Australia's Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the MSA). ...

New draft regulations on electricity generation tariffs and model power purchase agreements for power plants in Vietnam
Insight 09 Apr 2024

The next generation of Vietnam’s power sector regulation is taking shape, with a proposed new circular set to bring nearly all technologies together in one place for the first time. ...

Licensing emerging process technologies: modern approaches to risk allocation
Insight 08 Apr 2024

Licensing emerging technology is a tempting prospect when navigating decarbonisation and sustainability. We outline the risks of applying standard liability positions when licensing nascent technology; and provide some key risk mitigants for prospective licensees. ...

Key insights into draft Electricity Law and PDP8 Implementation Plan
Insight 05 Apr 2024

In a significant step towards strengthening Vietnam's power security, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has released a draft amendment to the Electricity Law (the Electricity Law Draft). ...

Significant reforms to NSW Environment Protection Legislation to commence shortly
Insight 05 Apr 2024

Major reforms to environment protection legislation in NSW are expected to commence soon, which will result in new powers being conferred on the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and a substantial increase in maximum penalties for environmental offences. ...

Unreasonable director-related transaction – liquidator successfully challenges the grant of a mortgage as cross-security
Insight 28 Mar 2024

In a recent Federal Court decision, a liquidator was successful in having a mortgage declared an unreasonable director-related transaction under section 588FDA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). ...

Patentability of computer-implemented inventions remains unclear
Insight 27 Mar 2024

In this Insight, we unpack Justice Burley's reasoning for the approach taken and consider where this latest judgment (Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited v Commissioner of Patents (No 3) [2024] FCA 212) leaves us on this topical issue. ...

It's finally here – BNPL to be incorporated into the existing consumer credit regulatory framework
Insight 27 Mar 2024

In this Insight, we explain key elements of the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill 2024: Buy now, pay later (the Draft Bill) and canvass some of the issues that BNPL providers will need to consider. ...

A guide for boards: ESG governance and reporting

This guide draws the attention of Directors to consider key questions they need to be asking their legal teams and senior management. Directors should evaluate how their organisation is managing possible risks across ESG and how they are managing their mandatory director duties. ...

Vietnam's new Land Law offers project developers more certainty and new complexities
Insight 26 Mar 2024

Extensive changes to the Land Law are set to align the legal framework to acquire land more closely with practical realities, particularly for energy and infrastructure project developers. ...