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Are your brand protection strategies ready for the metaverse?
Insight 10 Jun 2022

In this Insight, we focus on businesses looking to build or expand their brands in the metaverse, and consider some of the issues they may need to grapple with when it comes to protecting their brand rights in this brave new world. ...

An election won on ESG: what does a Labor Government mean for ESG and business?
Insight 08 Jun 2022

ESG has become a significant focus for business — both as a key risk and/or opportunity to drive value and growth. With a new Labor Government, ESG is set to remain at the top of the corporate agenda, given a suite of proposed policies that would reframe how businesses grapple with ESG considerations. In this Insight, we provide a snapshot of the Labor Government's roadmap on ESG, and actions businesses can take now to prepare. ...

Australian offshore wind gets going
Insight 06 Jun 2022

The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 (OEI Act) commenced on 2 June 2022 and provides an important framework for introducing offshore wind generation to Australia's renewable sector. This Insight examines what we have learnt about the framework, key issues currently being explored and what we can expect to see in the coming months. ...

'Fiendishly difficult' – duty of care to impact more NSW building projects
Insight 03 Jun 2022

The recent Goodwin Street Developments decision provides much-needed guidance on the application of the statutory duty of care owed by builders (and certain building professionals) to property owners under section 37 of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 . ...

Employment and Safety: High Court confirms employer's duty to protect employees from psychiatric injury and other developments
Insight 02 Jun 2022

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

Financing the green hydrogen revolution – key bankability issues
Insight 31 May 2022

Developers and financiers will need to take a long-term view on the market and navigate a myriad of bankability issues to secure external bank debt. In this Insight we explore some of these key challenges. ...

What to expect from the new Labor Government on competition policy? Part 1
Insight 31 May 2022

On 20 May 2022, the new Labor Government published a competition policy outline that pointed to a strong focus on consumer and small business protections. This Insight outlines the above policy objectives and what these mean for your organisation. ...

Sustainable procurement: five tips to manage ESG risk in your supply chain contracts
Insight 30 May 2022

Suppliers and service providers are a critical input into an organisation's ESG footprint, with supply chain contracts offering a key opportunity for businesses to realise their ESG goals. We provide our top tips on how businesses can optimise their supply chain contracts to meet ESG objectives. ...

More stringent rules on cross-border lending proposed in Vietnam
Insight 27 May 2022

The Draft Circular replacing the current circular No. 12/2014/TT-NHNN on conditions for non-government guaranteed cross-border foreign loans has been released for public consultation on 11 May 2022. It proposes to tighten conditions for taking out these loans, in order to manage Vietnam's overall borrowing exposure and ensure proper use of foreign loans. This Insight explains the potential impacts of the Draft Circular on foreign lenders and domestic borrowers. ...

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