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Piper Alderman

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

Paid parental leave and double dipping - what will happen next?

Australia - July 16 2015 In May 2015, the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced that from 1 July 2016, the Government's Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme would not allow

Polytrade v Glass Recovery Services

Australia - July 23 2015 It is trite law that a statutory demand cannot be issued where there is a genuine dispute as to the alleged debt. A recent matter in the Supreme

Structuring a sale or acquisition of a business assets or shares?

Australia - June 7 2013 There are a number of issues to consider with the sale or purchase of a business, one of them being whether the business should be sold via an asset

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

The club incident and community values

Australia - July 31 2015 Recently, the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has given some firm guidance upon community values and expectations when an

Changing foreign investment framework in Australia

Australia - July 29 2015 Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia, issued a media release on 11 February 2015 which outlined that the Government was in the process of better

You should have settled: why Calderbank offers are important

Australia - July 28 2015 If you receive a settlement offer during a dispute, be careful to understand what kind of offer it is. If it is a 'Calderbank offer', and you reject

Polytrade v Glass Recovery Services

Australia - July 23 2015 It is trite law that a statutory demand cannot be issued where there is a genuine dispute as to the alleged debt. A recent matter in the Supreme

Paid parental leave and double dipping - what will happen next?

Australia - July 16 2015 In May 2015, the Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey announced that from 1 July 2016, the Government's Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme would not allow