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Hands off my money! High Court of Australia confirms priority of liquidators’ lien

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 14 2014

In Stewart v Atco Controls Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) 2014 HCA 15, the High Court of Australia recently delivered a decision which has confirmed the

The purpose and appropriateness of liquidator’s examinations - a challenge to the status quo?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • August 14 2014

The approach of the courts to public examinations conducted by liquidators has in recent times arguably tended towards granting increasing liberty to

Construction industry beware: court overturns long stop interpretation of s134 of the Building Act 1993

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
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  • August 12 2014

A recent decision of the Victorian Court of Appeal in Brirek Industries Pty Ltd v McKenzie Group Consulting (Vic) Pty Ltd 2014 VSCA 165 has

AGL’s MacGen merger authorisation: elephants still in the room?

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 5 2014

Following the ACCC's announcement that it would oppose AGL's $1.5b bid for NSW's MacGen power generation assets AGL successfully applied to the

Half time for the Harper Review - progress report of the competition policy review

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • August 5 2014

The Harper Review is the most comprehensive review of Australia's competition policy in over 20 years. The Review was announced in late 2013 and is

Franchisors’ on-line business may infringe on rights of franchisees

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 5 2014

Many franchisors engage in internet selling, which directly or indirectly competes with franchisees. A recent Court decision holds that such conduct

Drip pricing actions - first drop in the ocean?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • August 5 2014

Two sets of proceedings were commenced in June 2014 by the ACCC against two Australian airlines, Jetstar and Virgin, alleging contraventions of the

Bank guarantees - are they as effective as we think?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • August 1 2014

Many commercial and retail leases contain provision for a bank guarantee to be provided by the tenant as security for the tenant's obligations under

IPT alert: more changes for Google trade marks policy in Australia

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • July 30 2014

From 28 July 2014, Google will permit Australian advertisers use a trade mark in the text of an advertisement if: they are a reseller of goods and

Stupidity in public places - Todd Carney and the Racist Train Lady: legitimate expectation of privacy?

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • July 30 2014

Two recent media stories have highlighted privacy issues in the age of smartphones and social media. The facts of these two cases are well known, at