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A multi-million dollar question – aggregating claims in class actions
Insight 08 Aug 2019

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has held in Bank of Queensland Limited v AIG Australia Limited 1  that, under the terms of a civil liability insurance policy, each Class Member Registration For ...

PNG accedes to the New York Convention – what will change?
Insight 07 Aug 2019

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea recently acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, which is likely to increase its ...

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 ...

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 ...

International Arbitration - Australian courts' power to grant interim freezing orders
Insight 02 Nov 2018

The WA Court of Appeal has taken an expansive view of the power that Australian courts have to grant interim orders in support of international arbitrations. Specifically, it has confirmed that the ...

Allens' submission to ALRC Class Actions Inquiry - time to revisit the checks and balances
Insight 14 Aug 2018

The Australian Law Reform Commission's Inquiry into Class Actions and Third Party Litigation Funders provides an important (and timely) opportunity to reflect on the operation of our class actions ...

Australian Financial Complaints Authority: a 'one-stop-shop' for financial dispute resolution
Insight 19 Jul 2018

Written by Partner Andrew Maher, Associate Ingrid Weinberg and Law Graduate Calypso Strauss The new Australian Financial Complaints Authority ( AFCA ) is to replace each of the Superannuation ...

VLRC takes first cut at class action reform
Insight 22 Jun 2018

The Victorian Law Reform Commission has completed its review of Victoria's class action regime, with a particular focus on the effect of litigation funding. The report calls for national regulation ...

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