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Court cases and arbitration

  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
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  • Australia, France, United Kingdom
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  • January 14 2015

The recent NSW Supreme Court case of Poole v Chubb Insurance Company is illustrative of the difficulties faced by insurers in proving fraudulent

Commercial litigation: 10 significant developments in Australia in 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 19 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, it is timely to reflect on events during the year. While there were many important developments, here are our

Australian case notes - Jaques v AIG Australia Ltd 2014 VSC 269

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • December 19 2014

In this case, the Supreme Court of Victoria considered the legal distinction between executive and non-executive directors, for the purpose of

Australian case notes - Invion Limited v SGB Jones Pty Ltd 2014 QSC 97

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • December 19 2014

This case involved litigation against three of Invion's directors, and the directors' claim for indemnity under a D&O policy. Two of the directors

Restricting the availability of indemnities and insurance for D&Os

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • December 19 2014

A CEO charged with a criminal offence recovers some of their defence costs by claiming under the company's D&O policy. However, their ongoing legal

Directors’ and officers’ liability insurance are you exposed?

  • HopgoodGanim
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  • Australia
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  • November 5 2014

Directors' and officers' (D&O) liability insurance has historically been more of a 'box ticking' exercise for Australian corporations rather than the

Dangers of irrevocable authorities and breaches of fiduciary duty

  • Cooper Grace Ward
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  • Australia
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  • October 24 2014

When a debtor owes money to a creditor, it is not uncommon for the debtor to propose that the creditor be paid from the proceeds of a sale or other

General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

D&O down under

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • July 18 2014

A December 2013 decision of the New Zealand Supreme Court fundamentally influenced the treatment of competing interests under directors' and

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially