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Gilbert + Tobin

Insuring against costly cybercrime: what can you do?

Australia - July 22 2015 Cybercrime and data breach incidents have the potential to affect all individuals and businesses. "Cybercrime" can mean both crimes directed at

Wholly-owned subsidiaries: same same but different

Australia - April 8 2014 Wholly-owned subsidiaries might exist for a number of reasons, whether it be for quarantining assets and liabilities, satisfying foreign legal

Does Australian law apply to video subscription games just because there are Australian users?

Australia - July 20 2015 This is the question that a case currently before the Federal Court is likely to answer. Last year the ACCC brought proceedings against Valve

Accor AU & NZ Hospitality v Liv the potential cost of winning at all costs

Australia - July 23 2015 A recent decision of the Federal Court, Accor Australia & New Zealand Hospitality Pty Ltd v Liv Pty Ltd (Accor) (link), reminds litigants of the

Merger control: triggers and thresholds in Australia

Australia, Global - July 21 2015 A structured guide to merger control triggers and thresholds in Australia

Government updates rules for determining the availability of business names

Australia - July 30 2015 The recently updated rules and guidelines for determining the availability of business names reflect the changing nature of words and expressions

New amendments improve, and clarify the operation of, the FOFA laws

Australia - July 30 2015 Amendments to the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) laws, which came into effect on 1 July 2015, are aimed at improving the operation of the FOFA

Federal Court green lights dual distribution models: wins for Flight Centre and ANZ against ACCC price fixing allegations

Australia - July 30 2015 Today, the Full Federal Court has allowed Flight Centre's appeal, finding that it did not engage in attempted price fixing. The ACCC has been ordered

Turf war

Australia - July 29 2015 The recent Federal Court decision of Buchanan Turf Supplies v Registrar of Trade Marks (link) deals with the interaction between trade marks and

Proposed new withholding tax regime for acquisitions of Australian land from foreign vendors

Australia - July 29 2015 The proposed new regime (first announced in the 2013 2014 Federal Budget in May 2013 (see GT Australian Federal Budget 2013 - 14 - Key Tax Issues