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Whistleblower Protections

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On 14 September 2017, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services reported to the Senate its recommendations for reform to Australia's whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and...more

Assigning liquidator rights to sue: what has been created?

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Following a suite of recent reforms to Australian insolvency laws, liquidators are now able to assign rights to sue, conferred on them personally by the Corporations Act. The new power to assign is broad. It appears that the...more

Harper Amendments to Australia's Competition Laws Passed: ACCC Heralds a "New Era" in Competition Law

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 18 October 2017, Australia's Parliament passed into law long-awaited legislation to amend Australia's competition laws. The passing of the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Competition Policy Review) Bill 2017 and...more

Health Alert (Australia) 16 October 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: New South Wales (NSW) 6 October 2017 - City of Ryde Council v Principal Healthcare Finance Pty Ltd (No 2) [2017] NSWLEC 134 -...more

Significant reforms to Australian competition law are about to commence

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The most significant changes to Australia’s competition law in over 40 years will take effect in the coming weeks....more

Proposal to outlaw “unrepresentative” enterprise agreements – when will an enterprise agreement be undone?

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Yesterday, the Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations Brendan O’Connor foreshadowed amending the bargaining regime in the Fair Work Act to outlaw so-called “sham agreements”....more

Construction Contracts: When Is Industry Best Practice Not Good Enough?

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The Situation: A recent ruling in MT Højgaard A/S v E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Robin Rigg East Limited by the UK Supreme Court gives guidance on construction contracts where the contractor undertakes both to deliver a...more

Three Point Shot - September 2017

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On August 25th, 2017, in a convincing knockout, a federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed dozens of lawsuits against Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather alleging Pacquiao's concealed shoulder injury impacted the quality of...more

Industrial Manslaughter – Up to 20 Years Imprisonment and Maximum AUD10 Million Fine for Corporate Offenders

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On Thursday 12 October 2017, the Queensland Parliament introduced legislation creating the criminal offence of 'Industrial Manslaughter' despite strong opposition from business and industry groups and concerns about the...more

The Importance of Strictly Complying with Notice Requirements on Australian Projects

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The Situation: Australian courts have regularly maintained that contractors must strictly comply with any express conditions for extra time or money under construction contracts, including conditions requiring written notice...more

TGA response: Changes to accessing unapproved therapeutic goods through the Authorised Prescriber (AP) and Special Access Schemes...

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In March 2017, the TGA invited responses to the public consultation paper, ‘Changes to accessing unapproved therapeutic goods through the Authorised Prescriber (AP) and Special Access Schemes (SAS)’. The TGA responded on 9...more

Health Alert (Australia) 9 October 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: New South Wales (NSW) 29 September 2017 - Hampshire v Medical Council of NSW [2017] NSWCATOD 140 - Medical Practitioner registration...more

Updated New South Wales PPP Guidelines Reduce Bid Costs and Increase Efficiency

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The Situation: The New South Wales ("NSW") State Government recently released an update to its NSW Public Private Partnership Guidelines. The Guidelines are used by NSW Government Agencies in procuring projects through a...more

GEMSA’s Patent Onslaught Against Cloud Computing Customers

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Global Equity Management (SA) Pty. Ltd. (“GEMSA”), a foreign non-practicing entity (“NPE”) organized under the laws of Australia, filed almost 40 patent lawsuits in five batches in 2015 and 2016. The majority of these...more

Investor Class Action Lawsuit Targets Australian Bank for Alleged AML Failures and Use of “Intelligent” Machines for Anonymous...

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We previously have observed that financial institutions face an increasing risk that alleged Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) and Counter-Terrorism Financing (“CTF”) violations will lead to follow-on allegations of securities...more

How the Fair Work Commission Assesses your Agreements (And Why it's So Complex)

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In a decision handed down last week, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has given (perhaps unintended) insight into the ever more complex process of getting an Enterprise Agreement approved. Enterprise Agreements will continue...more

Australia's Banking Executive Accountability Regime: A Dangerous Bill

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The Situation: On 22 September 2017, the Australian Government released a draft bill for the introduction of a Banking Executive Accountability Regime ("Proposed BEAR") allowing only five working days for submissions....more

Saving grace

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One of the benefits of a patent under the U.S. system is, for a limited time, the patent owner gets the exclusive right to manufacture, use and sell the invention. The public policy behind this is to create an incentive for...more

Treasury Wine Decision Confirms Shift in Class Action Closure Process

Recently, in Melbourne City Investments Pty Ltd v. Treasury Wine Estates Limited (“Treasury Wine”), the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia considered a primary judge’s class closure order which broke new ground in...more

Health Alert (Australia) 2 Oct 2017

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In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: Queensland 22 September 2017 - Sarvestani v State of Queensland (Metro South Hospital and Health Service) [2017] QIRC 085 -...more

Dentons Australia insight: ACCC undertakings

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Should you give a voluntary undertaking to the ACCC? The ACCC sometimes invites a company to give a voluntary undertaking to the ACCC. The company is not being specifically investigated by the ACCC, and is not alleged to...more

Reform Comes to Australian Restructuring and Insolvency Law

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Two key changes made to Australian insolvency law enhance restructuring efforts in Australia and could improve outcomes for US investors. ...more

Special circumstances to consider when applying for security for costs in appeals

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The Court of Appeal has provided some valuable insights into the nature, content and relevant parameters of what constitutes “special circumstances” in the context of appeals to the NSW Court of Appeal....more

Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017: Recent Developments - Nearly all ingredients in cosmetic products are regulated as industrial...

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Nearly all ingredients in cosmetic products are regulated as industrial chemicals under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) (the IC(NA) Act)....more

Update – Boart Longyear schemes of arrangement approved

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In our previous blog post, we examined the decision of the New South Wales Court of Appeal to uphold the composition of classes of creditors in the Boart Longyear restructuring by way of scheme of arrangement....more

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