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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 its way to cure a commercially peculiar, ...

Fake Indigenous art leads to $2.3 million penalty; ACCC allegations of misleading claims are dismissed against Kimberly-Clark's 'flushable' wipes; and Woolworths' Select eco range passes the 'biodegradable' muster.
Insight 10 Jul 2019

Fake Indigenous art leads to $2.3 million penalty The Federal Court has imposed a $2.3 million penalty on Birubi Art Pty Ltd for engaging in misleading or deceptive conduct about products it sold, in breach of the Australian Consumer Law. ...

Lag and loss: managing the impacts of delay in project delivery
Insight 04 Jun 2019

Three recent UK decisions highlight contractual mechanisms for managing aspects of risks associated with delay in project delivery. Projects Partner Leighton O'Brien considers the implications for projects in Australasia. Prevention is ...

Disputes as to the validity of an agreement - a matter for arbitration or the courts?
Insight 13 May 2019

A recent decision of the High Court confirms the scope of arbitration clauses that refer disputes 'under' a deed or agreement can be broad enough to capture disputes about the validity of the agreement.  Key takeaways The High Court has ...

High Court delivers historic ruling on native title compensation
Insight 14 Mar 2019

Yesterday the High Court delivered its eagerly awaited decision on compensation for the extinguishment of native title. This is the first time Australia's highest court has ruled on this issue. Partner Ben Zillmann and Senior Associate ...

ACCC 2019 Enforcement Priorities
Insight 28 Feb 2019

A number of industries and issues are in the spotlight following release of the ACCC's 2019 Enforcement and Compliance Priorities by Chairman Rod Sims on 26 February. The financial services, energy, telecommunications, commercial ...

Market-led proposals - still a unique opportunity
Insight 02 Oct 2018

In brief: Australia has seen a significant increase in market-led proposals for infrastructure projects. This is having an important effect on how government interacts with the private sector, with all states and territories having ...

Competition news
Insight 19 Sep 2018

ACCC updates misuse of market power guidelines The ACCC has released updated guidelines for navigating the amended prohibition on the misuse of market power. These updates follow the release of interim guidelines in November 2017. While ...

Certainty to return to Aboriginal cultural heritage in Queensland
Insight 03 Sep 2018

Project proponents and operators in Queensland can breathe a sigh of relief following the introduction of a Bill to restore certainty and validity to agreements for the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in that state. The Bill ...

New reporting requirements for critical infrastructure
Insight 04 Jun 2018

New reporting requirements for critical infrastructure require the lodgement of information on the Register of Critical Infrastructure Assets before 11 January 2019. This is the time for owners and operators of Australian infrastructure to ...

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