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The first word on group costs orders in class actions
Insight 15 Sep 2021

The Supreme Court of Victoria has provided significant first guidance on the operation of its new group costs order regime for class actions. ...

High Court defamation decision means businesses could be responsible for comments posted on their social media pages
Insight 15 Sep 2021

In proceedings relating to alleged defamation of Dylan Voller, the High Court has confirmed that the administrators of public social media pages are 'publishers' of comments posted by third parties and members of the public on their page, for the purposes of defamation law. ...

Will new continuous disclosure laws limit shareholder class actions?
Insight 19 Aug 2021

Following a period of temporary reform, Australia's continuous disclosure regime has been permanently amended in an effort to combat the upward trend of opportunistic shareholder class actions and to put downward pressure on premiums for directors and officers insurance ...

The ESG remedy ecosystem – working backwards from an OECD National Contact Point complaint
Insight 16 Aug 2021

A global increase in complaints under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines) to state-based National Contact Points (NCPs) shows that the OECD Guidelines are an established part of the toolkit for NGOs and civil society groups seeking to influence corporate behaviour and ...

ESG activism is growing – what should boards do?
Insight 27 Jul 2021

ESG-related interests of stakeholders are impacting the governance arrangements of large listed companies. We look at why this is important for boards, and what steps they can take to mitigate becoming the target of this type of activist campaign. ...

Federal Court decision highlights it's vital to get incentives right and have strong governance systems
Insight 09 Jul 2021

The recent Federal Court decision ACCC v Telstra [2021] FCA 502 highlights an emerging risk area for boards and senior management in the use of incentive-based remuneration and sales targets for consumer-facing businesses ...

Recent developments set to shake up modern slavery landscape for Australian businesses
Insight 06 Jul 2021

Recent developments in relation to potential Australian modern slavery reform, US forced labour litigation and German human rights due diligence legislation may have an impact on Australian businesses. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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