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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

Requesting arbitration in a legal dispute: the importance of what you agreed

Australia - May 20 2015 Two recent decisions of Justice Hammerschlag in the New South Wales Supreme Court in John Holland Pty Limited v Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd

Body Corporate levies: what are they and what happens if you don’t pay?

Australia - May 14 2015 Most people know that if they own a lot within a community titles schemes they are required to pay Body Corporate levies. For many, however, what

Confused and vague - did the willmaker lack testamentary capacity?

Australia - April 9 2015 This recent case of the Supreme Court of South Australia concerned an application to admit a Will in solemn form. The plaintiff sought to have the

Forrest not so silly? Predatory pricing after the Competition Policy Review

Australia - May 11 2015 Furore broke out recently when Andrew Forrest suggested that Australian iron ore producers should cut production to address oversupply and falling

The 2015 budget and crowd-sourced equity funding

Australia - May 26 2015 On 12 May 2015 the Federal Government released its budget for the 2015-16 financial year and has included a number of key measures that will benefit

Fewer protections for apartment owners in Queensland: why a recent decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria paints a grim picture for residential apartments in Queensland suffering from building defects

Australia - May 25 2015 Queensland is currently enjoying a surge in the construction of residential apartments. Unfortunately, a recent decision of the Supreme Court of

Requesting arbitration in a legal dispute: the importance of what you agreed

Australia - May 20 2015 Two recent decisions of Justice Hammerschlag in the New South Wales Supreme Court in John Holland Pty Limited v Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd

Body Corporate levies: what are they and what happens if you don’t pay?

Australia - May 14 2015 Most people know that if they own a lot within a community titles schemes they are required to pay Body Corporate levies. For many, however, what

Which “effects test” for section 46: Europe, USA, or Australia?

Australia, European Union, USA - May 11 2015 The Competition Policy Review's final report delivered in March 2015 recommends that section 46 should be amended to introduce an "effects" test in