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Report: Australian Infrastructure Investment Report 2019
Insight 15 Nov 2019

Partner Partner Managing Associate Partner David Donnelly Investor appetite for Australian infrastructure remains strong. However, to maintain our status as a leading infrastructure investment destination, we must address systemic ...

Federal Court hangs up on ACCC over TPG pre-payments; ACCC calls for more claret-y between winemakers and growers; and Viva/Liberty deal gets green light
Insight 25 Oct 2019

Court hangs up on ACCC over TPG pre-payments The Federal Court has dismissed the ACCC's case against TPG for making alleged false or misleading representations to its customers and including an ...

Vale restitution? The High Court clarifies remedies available to construction contractors following termination for repudiation
Insight 14 Oct 2019

In a welcome decision for principals engaging contractors for construction work, the High Court has substantially limited the availability of the restitutionary remedy of a quantum meruit where a ...

UltraTune penalty put in reverse; record penalties for vocational course provider; and ACCC's coal cartel appeal comes cascading down
Insight 30 Sep 2019

UltraTune penalty put in reverse In January this year, Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd was fined $2.6 million for breaches of the Franchising Code of Conduct, and for making false or misleading ...

Builders' duty of care for defective works continues to narrow
Insight 23 Sep 2019

A recent UK decision 1 continues the judicial trend of limiting the circumstances in which a builder will be liable in negligence for pure economic loss caused by its defective works. It emphasises ...

ACCC contemplates broader powers; new guidance on the IP exemption repeal; and the final word on foreign currency conversion services
Insight 09 Sep 2019

Enforcing the issue: Rod Sims contemplates broader powers ACCC Chairman Rod Sims covered a range of topics in his recent speech to the annual Law Council of Australia Competition Law Workshop, ...

Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report calls for sweeping reforms; first ACCC merger authorisation; and the latest on ACCC concerns about the wine industry
Insight 07 Aug 2019

First ACCC Merger Authorisation ASX-listed AP Eagers Limited ( AP Eagers ) has secured the first merger authorisation from the ACCC under the new laws in relation to its proposed acquisition of ...

Propelling city growth: securing the missing benefits of Australia's infrastructure boom
Insight 05 Aug 2019

Australia has a large infrastructure deficit and subsequently, is trying to deliver an unprecedented number of complex projects. ...

Report: securing the missing benefits of Australia's infrastructure boom
Insight 05 Aug 2019

The scale of Australia's infrastructure boom is unprecedented: never before has the country sought to deliver so many complex infrastructure projects in such a short space of time. ...

Navigating split dispute resolution clauses – where's Google Maps when you need it?
Insight 15 Jul 2019

A recent Supreme Court of Victoria decision sounds a warning to principals and contractors alike – your dispute resolution clause must be clear and unambiguous, because the court will not go out of ...

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