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Piper Alderman


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  1. Indemnity clauses in commercial contracts: how to achieve desired contractual risk allocation

    Australia - June 7 2011

    An indemnity clause is a contractual transfer of risk between two contractual parties generally to prevent loss or compensate for a loss which may occur as a result of a specified event

  2. The purpose and appropriateness of liquidator’s examinations - a challenge to the status quo?

    Australia - August 14 2014

    The approach of the courts to public examinations conducted by liquidators has in recent times arguably tended towards granting increasing liberty to

  3. Bank guarantees - are they as effective as we think?

    Australia - August 1 2014

    Many commercial and retail leases contain provision for a bank guarantee to be provided by the tenant as security for the tenant's obligations under

  4. Liquidators - obliged to hold money for tax from sale of property?

    Australia - August 14 2014

    In Australian Building Systems Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation 2014 FCA 116, the Federal Court held that liquidators do not have an obligation

  5. Hands off my money! High Court of Australia confirms priority of liquidators’ lien

    Australia - August 14 2014

    In Stewart v Atco Controls Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) 2014 HCA 15, the High Court of Australia recently delivered a decision which has confirmed the

  1. Are the children catholic?

    Australia - August 28 2014

    On 6 August 2014 the Equity Division of the Supreme Court of New South Wales held that testamentary conditions upon restraint of religion are not

  2. Assisted suicide and forfeiture

    Australia - August 28 2014

    Francis Ward (Mr Ward) died from a deliberate drug overdose on 20 June 2009. By a "home-made" Will dated 5 August 2007, he had revoked a prior Will

  3. A moral obligation to provide for grandchildren?

    Australia - August 28 2014

    The Northern Territory Court of Appeal considered whether a trial judge had made an error in determining that the deceased did not have a moral duty

  4. Lost wills and the presumption of revocation

    Australia - August 28 2014

    A will, once executed, remains the Will of the willmaker unless the willmaker revokes it during his or her lifetime. If a Will is lost during the

  5. Join the crowd - CAMAC releases proposals to regulate crowd sourced equity funding

    Australia - August 25 2014

    The Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee recently released a report on crowd sourced equity funding, which proposes a detailed regulatory