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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, ...

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 a clear statement that multiple class ...

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 enforcement strategy. The Enforcement Review Final ...

Contract Law Update 2018
Insight 26 Mar 2019

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, which will tell you whether, according ...

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 ...

State of trade - the regulatory impacts on your business in 2019
Insight 12 Feb 2019

If last year was anything to go by, managing trade-related risk has never been more important to your business. In 2018 we saw significant growth in regulatory actions undertaken globally in reliance on trade law, with trade barriers at ...

ALRC's class action report - a 'canary in the coal-mine'?
Insight 30 Jan 2019

The Australian Law Reform Commission has released its much-anticipated final report on class actions and litigation funding, which makes a broad range of recommendations intended to bring the moder ...

A new enforcement landscape for Australian corporations in 2019 and beyond
Insight 10 Dec 2018

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry Interim Report, and a raft of announcements at the federal level over the past 12 months, point ...

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