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First shareholder class action judgment
Insight 25 Oct 2019

The Federal Court has handed down the first judgment in a shareholder class action, more than 20 years after the first case was filed, in the class action arising from an earnings forecast Myer gav ...

Class actions and emerging issues
Insight 30 Jul 2019

The nature of Australia's class action landscape has fundamentally changed since the outset of the regimes. ...

Australian investor wins big at ICSID
Insight 24 Jul 2019

In a landmark decision, the Government of Pakistan has been ordered to pay $US5.84 billion ($A8.3 billion) to Australian mining company Tethyan Copper Company after its application for a mining lea ...

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 ...

Singapore Convention on Mediation: a step towards easier enforcement of international settlements
Insight 11 Jul 2019

On 7 August 2019, the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements resulting from Mediation (the Convention ) will be open for signature. It will come into force six months afte ...

Latest word on competing class actions
Insight 24 May 2019

In the latest instalment in the five competing shareholder class actions against AMP Limited, the Supreme Court of New South Wales has selected one case to proceed. In doing so, the court has made ...

APRA releases 'constructively tough' Enforcement Approach
Insight 18 Apr 2019

In the wake of the Financial Services Royal Commission ( Royal Commission ) and the introduction of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime ( BEAR ), APRA has undertaken a review of its ...

Contract Law Update 2018
Insight 26 Mar 2019

Partner Partner Malcolm Stephens Our Contract Law Update has been summarising appellate contract law decisions since 2012. We are breaking with tradition this year and, for the first time, including a foreign judgment in this Update, ...

ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations: 4th edition - what do they mean for you?
Insight 01 Mar 2019

The 4th edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations focuses strongly on the link between culture, values and community expectations, consistent with the themes that emerg ...

Major new corporate and financial sector penalties - what they mean for you
Insight 22 Feb 2019

New legislation that greatly increases penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct will have wide-ranging and significant effects. Partner Alex Mason, Managing Associate Chris Kerrigan ...

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