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Another decision on adverse costs orders in employment class actions: should you expect a 'chilling effect' on employment class action risk?
Insight 15 Apr 2021

Duck v Airservices Australia (No 3) is the latest in a series of cases that have grappled with the intersection of employment class actions, litigation funders and the traditionally 'no costs' jurisdiction of the Fair Work Act. We examine the decision and its potential impacts on employment class action risk. ...

Vietnam merger control guide
Insight 01 Apr 2021

Vietnam's new merger control regime took effect from 15 May 202. The new regime substantially expands the scope of transactions subject to the merger filing requirement and thereby captures more M&A transactions in Vietnam offshore.  ...

Class action risk in 2021
Insight 30 Mar 2021

Australia’s class action landscape remains dynamic and complex. 2020 was characterised by an increase in filings, continuing uncertainty around the impact of COVID-19, and a consistently high level of consumer claims. ...

ACCC's 2021 product safety priorities
Insight 30 Mar 2021

The ACCC announced its Product Safety Priorities for 2021, including: Button batteries, Quad bikes, Toppling furniture and infant sleeping products, and E-commerce and the Australian Product Safety Pledge. ...

Repurposing existing medicines – industry to have its say in reshaping Australia's regulatory future
Insight 25 Mar 2021

The Therapeutics Goods Administration (the TGA) is consulting with the public and industry to potentially reform regulatory and reimbursement frameworks, to incentivise the repurposing of existing medicines. Off-label use (where a medicine is used for a disease or medical condition for which it does ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC restricts effectiveness of certain director resignations; new ASIC whistleblower immunity policy; and other updates
Insight 22 Mar 2021

ASIC restricts effectiveness of director resignations and introduces new whistleblower immunity policy; FIRB commences evaluation of changes to foreign investment laws; ACCC flags further reform of merger review process in 2021; lapsing of electronic signing and virtual meeting protocols ...

Privacy disclosure incident leads to largest ever award of compensation for non-economic loss
Insight 16 Mar 2021

The determination issued by the OAIC for breaches of the Privacy Act by the Department of Home Affairs confirms that compensation can be ordered to be paid for non-economic losses related to data breaches. ...

The end is more nigh: FCA announces official LIBOR cessation dates
Insight 12 Mar 2021

On 5 March the UK LIBOR regulator, the FCA, announced cessation dates for the vast majority of LIBOR settings. As expected, the key date will be end of this year (ie 31 December 2021) for most ...

Clarity from the High Court on competing class actions
Insight 12 Mar 2021

The High Court of Australia has provided much-needed clarity on competing class actions, handing down its decision in Wigmans v AMP Limited [2021] HCA 7. ...

A new rights-based approach: the Aged Care Royal Commission delivers its blueprint for radical reform
Insight 05 Mar 2021

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety issued its Final Report, which recommends significant change through the creation of a new aged care system aimed at placing people at the centre of aged care. The recommendations are wide ranging. ...

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