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Late payment fees - the latest target for class actions. Are you at risk?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 18 2014

Earlier this month the Federal Court gave a boost to several class actions against banks when it ruled late fees charged by ANZ were penalties. It

Changes to strategic cropping land Regional Planning Interests Bill
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • March 4 2014

The Regional Planning Interest Bill 2013 was introduced and released for public consultation by Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development

Review announced into the 457 program and nomination ceiling removed
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • February 27 2014

The Federal Government recently announced a review of the 457 program which is expected to focus on the provisions introduced in July last year by

Proposed introduction of positive due diligence requirements into chain of responsibility provisions in new Heavy Vehicle National Law
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • March 6 2014

An options paper, "Chain of Responsibility Review Assessment of Options Paper" (Options Paper) has been released for public comment due to industry

Adsidui emptor or taxpayers beware: the implications of new guidance on transfer pricing documentation, reconstruction and penalties
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • April 17 2014

Yesterday the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) released its long awaited guidance on the new transfer pricing rules operative from 29 June 2013

Wholly-owned subsidiaries: same same but different
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • April 8 2014

Wholly-owned subsidiaries might exist for a number of reasons, whether it be for quarantining assets and liabilities, satisfying foreign legal

Contingency fee arrangements and tighter controls for litigation funders: proposed reforms
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • April 24 2014

Currently in Australia, lawyers are permitted to enter into 'conditional' billing arrangements with their clients whereby the fees payable depend on

Just because you’re frustrated doesn’t mean it’s frustration
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 3 2014

The life of a construction project may give rise to any number of unforeseen events which could cause the work to be substantially different from

Chinese Free Trade Agreement and the impact on FIRB thresholds
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia, China
  • March 4 2014

Given these statistics, it is not surprising that Australia and China want to strengthen their trade and investment relationship by negotiating a free

Is the access regime worth keeping? The Productivity Commission says ‘yes’
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 19 2014

On 11 February 2014, the Productivity Commission (PC) released its report ("Final Report") into the effectiveness of the national access regime in