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Insurance clauses in contracts - keeping the focus

Australia - February 4 2016 Keeping insurance front of mind when drafting contracts can help you avoid any nasty issues arising down the track. To avoid unintended consequences

Can you still use intellectual property if the contract granting the licence for it is terminated?

Australia - February 4 2016 Parties negotiating IP licences should actively consider what should happen to the licence if the agreement is terminated, and ensure the contract

Good humour, bad taste: Can an inappropriate "joke" lead to an employee's dismissal?

Australia - February 4 2016 An inappropriate joke severed the foundation of trust and confidence in the employment relationship. A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission

Australian Government proposes various changes to the Copyright Act

Australia - February 4 2016 The changes to the Copyright Act are designed to make the law easier for the disability, educational, libraries and archives sectors, and expand the

ASIC issues reminder for businesses to check for unfair contract terms

Australia - February 3 2016 The release this week of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC's) Media Release 16-018MR and Information Sheet 221 provides a

What's ahead for 2016 in taxation - will the rubber hit the road?

Australia - February 4 2016 Many serious reforms have been implemented, and very strong Federal political will, together with strong state-based political consensus, will be

New regime for withholding CGT when purchasing Australian land

Australia - February 4 2016 If legislation currently before the Commonwealth Parliament passes, from 1 July 2016 a purchaser of Australian land or an interest in Australian land

Mandatory central clearing on its way for issuers of OTC derivatives in Australia

Australia - February 4 2016 You will need to work out if you are a clearing entity or a foreign internationally-active dealer, either in your personal capacity or in a

Insurance clauses in contracts - keeping the focus

Australia - February 4 2016 Keeping insurance front of mind when drafting contracts can help you avoid any nasty issues arising down the track. To avoid unintended consequences

Good humour, bad taste: Can an inappropriate "joke" lead to an employee's dismissal?

Australia - February 4 2016 An inappropriate joke severed the foundation of trust and confidence in the employment relationship. A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission