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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

Blockchain - emerging legal issues

Global - October 12 2015 The buzzword of ‘fintech’ is pervasive in the financial and technology sectors. Blockchain is an exciting form of evolving technology that could

The warranties in your marine insurance policy may no longer matter

Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom - May 10 2012 Marine insurers often ask their insureds to warrant certain things are true before issuing a policy

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

Federal Court turns off the tap on drip pricing

Australia - December 15 2015 The Federal Court of Australia recently ruled that both Jetstar and Virgin engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and the making of false or

Not every player wins a prize

Australia - February 9 2016 In commercial litigation matters, legal costs are said to “follow the event”. Consequently, the losing party will usually have to pay their own legal

Drone Regulation - Australian lags behind US

Australia, USA - December 22 2015 On 15 December the US Federal Aviation Administration released an ‘Interim Final Rule’ providing for new registration and marking requirements for

Safe harbours for startups and other directors

Australia - December 16 2015 On 7 December 2015, the Federal Government released the National Innovation and Science Agenda, delivering a range of new initiatives. Among the key

Federal Court turns off the tap on drip pricing

Australia - December 15 2015 The Federal Court of Australia recently ruled that both Jetstar and Virgin engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct and the making of false or

Signature innovation and science agenda launched

Australia - December 7 2015 The Prime Minister (and a plethora of Ministers) announced the Government’s signature National Innovation and Science Agenda, earlier today. It