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Piper Alderman

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  1. Australia

    1. Adelaide SA

      Level 16, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia T 61 8 8205 3333 F 61 8 8205 3300
    2. Brisbane QLD

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    3. Melbourne VIC

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    4. Sydney NSW

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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. Heads up - Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA) issues paper released

    USA - January 15 2015

    In late December 2014, the Small Business Commissioner released an issues paper inviting public comment in respect of matters that have been raised

  3. Caution when “dragging along” shareholders

    Australia - September 12 2013

    A recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW has held that a forced sale of shares to a consortium of existing shareholders, under a drag along

  4. Wills watch alert - statutory wills - incapacity

    Australia - January 14 2015

    On 17 December 2014 the Supreme Court of Queensland delivered a further decision pursuant to the Succession Act 1981 (Qld) making a statutory will

  5. Shareholders’ agreement vs company constitution - can you rely on an inconsistency clause?

    Australia - June 26 2014

    It is common for shareholders to assume that where a shareholders' agreement and a company constitution deal with the same subject matter, an

  1. Quiche and schnitzel scammer ends up with egg on his face

    Australia - January 22 2015

    If you have been to Wollongong, it is possible that you have experienced the Northgong Hotel’s “world famous schnitty”. The Northgong Hotel Bistro may

  2. Don’t label me a “scab”: the High Court reconsiders the boundary between protected industrial action and misconduct warranting dismissal

    Australia - January 22 2015

    The “general protections” in Part 3-1 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) are designed, among other things, to protect employees exercising

  3. Accrual of leave during workers compensation absence

    Australia - January 22 2015

    The Federal Circuit Court has held that in New South Wales, a worker can accrue leave and receive workers compensation simultaneously. In the case of

  4. Update on the Sydney Global Infrastructure Hub

    Australia - January 21 2015

    As advised in our recent alert, which can be viewed here, the Group of Twenty (G20) Leaders announced at the end of their two-day summit in Brisbane

  5. Step aside - if you don’t sue them, I will!

    Australia - January 21 2015

    The decision In the matter of CGH Engineering Pty Ltd 2014 NSWSC 1132 handed down by Justice Brereton early in 2014 required the Court to answer an