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High Court agrees NSW Government had the power to cancel exploration licences

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia
  • -
  • April 17 2015

The High Court of Australia has dismissed an appeal by two mining companies whose exploration licences (ELs) were revoked by the NSW Government

‘Reasonable endeavours to negotiate ’: valid for a MOU?

  • Cooper Grace Ward
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  • Australia
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  • April 14 2015

Business negotiations sometimes end with the parties signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) - contemplating further negotiations, with the

Fee-simple under the Valuation of Land Act 1916: who (hypothetically) owns minerals?

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • April 7 2015

In the recent case of Perilya Broken Hill Limited v Vauler-General (No 6) 2015 NSWLEC 43, the Land and Environment Court (LEC) was asked to

Agreements to negotiate: how binding can they be?

  • HopgoodGanim
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  • Australia
  • -
  • March 31 2015

In Baldwin & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd & Anor 2015 QSC 12 (Baldwin v Icon), the Supreme Court of Queensland was given occasion to consider when an

Water fight update Reed’s ‘wrongs’ righted

  • Carter Newell
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  • Australia
  • -
  • March 30 2015

Further to our May 2014 newsletter entitled ‘Water fight leaves Reed barely afloat’, the Land Court has released its decision from Mr Reed’s appeal

Meaning of land for Queensland stamp duty purposes - Sojitz Coal Resources Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue 2015 QSC 9

  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
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  • Australia
  • -
  • March 17 2015

On 30 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Queensland (per McMurdo J) upheld an appeal by Sojitz Coal Resources Pty Ltd (Sojitz) against a decision of

Addisons contractual interpretation series - an update on reasonable endeavours

  • Addisons
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  • Australia
  • -
  • March 13 2015

In an earlier article in this series we reviewed the judicial interpretation of the phrase "best endeavours". The following article updates this

Reasonable endeavours and good faith obligations in MOUs - are they worth the paper they're written on?

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia
  • -
  • March 11 2015

In the recent decision of Baldwin & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd & Anor 2015 QSC 12, McMurdo J of the Supreme Court of Queensland held that terms in a

Water fight update Reed’s ‘wrongs’ righted

  • Carter Newell
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 9 2015

Further to our May 2014 newsletter entitled ‘Water fight leaves Reed barely afloat’, the Land Court has released its decision from

Focus: a series of 'firsts' under the National Electricity Law

  • Allens
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  • Australia
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  • March 3 2015

The Federal Court has issued the first court-ordered civil penalties for breaches of the National Electricity Rules, demonstrating a willingness to