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Going to market - consumer law update

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2015

Welcome to Chapman Tripp's consumer law update for March Our monthly review helps you to keep tabs on consumer law developments in New Zealand and

Shareholder activism fails to usurp the power of directors to effect a capital reduction: in the matter of Molopo Energy Limited; Molopo Energy Limited v Keybridge Capital Limited 2014 NSWSC 1864

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • February 26 2015

N this case, the Supreme Court of New South Wales found that the power to effect a capital reduction is vested in the board, with the role of

When will reasonable endeavours and good faith obligations to negotiate in an MOU be enforeceable?: Baldwin & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd & Anor 2015 QSC 12

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • February 26 2015

This case considers the certainty and enforceability of obligations (often included in preliminary agreements such as binding memoranda of

Utility of s444GA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to achieve debt for equity restructures of listed companies confirmed: Nexus Energy Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement) 2014 NSWSC 1910

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • February 26 2015

This decision confirms the utility of section 444GA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to achieve debt for equity restructures of listed companies

When will a concluded contract arise before formal execution?: Gladstone Area Water Board & Anor v AJ Lucas Operations Pty Ltd 2014 QSC 311

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • February 26 2015

This case serves as a reminder that there may be a concluded contract between contracting parties despite the fact that formalities of execution have

In the matter of Anglican Development Fund Diocese of Bathurst Board (recs and mgrs apptd)

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • February 20 2015

The recent Supreme Court of NSW decision In the matter of Anglican Development Fund Diocese of Bathurst Board (recs and mgrs apptd) 2015 NSWSC 6

RK business insights - 20 February 2015

  • Russell Kennedy
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  • Australia
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  • February 20 2015

The recent case Knight Frank Australia Pty Ltd v Paley Properties Pty Ltd 2014 SASCFC 103 provides a timely reminder that, for a contract to be

Getting it right: deeds and indemnity and directors and officers insurance

  • Clayton Utz
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2015

Directors and officers are subject to numerous legal duties and obligations. Navigating this legal maze is often not a straightforward process for

Dividend payments - not just at the director's discretion

  • HopgoodGanim
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  • Australia
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  • February 19 2015

A recent decision handed down by the NSW Court of Appeal in Sumiseki Materials Co Ltd v Wambo Coal Pty Ltd 2014 NSWSCA 326 has affirmed the right

When can a company sue for defamation?

  • HopgoodGanim
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  • Australia
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  • February 18 2015

One of the significant changes made by the uniform defamation laws introduced in 2006 concerned the right of companies to sue for defamation