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What to expect for competition and consumer law in 2017
  • PwC Australia
  • Australia
  • January 17 2017

As the Government looks to implement key reforms recommended under the Harper Review and the ACCC reflects on recent wins in the enforcement area

Steam-powered penalty for Valve’s online games
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • January 11 2017

Following an earlier finding on 24 March 2016 (see our blog post here) that Valve Corporation (Valve) had made false and misleading representations

Is it fair for a vendor to rescind a non-compliant property option and keep the payments received?
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • January 9 2017

In an interesting judgment, Emmett AJA has found that a vendor is entitled to rescind and to keep the payments received under two residential

Quantifying A Claim for Insolvent Trading - Case Update
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 9 2017

In a wide-ranging decision, Justice Black sitting in the Supreme Court of NSW has clarified the principles relevant to quantifying the compensation

Australia: Why Failing to Ask Questions Can Be a Breach of a Director’s Duties
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 5 2017

Nine years after ASIC commenced proceedings against the former AWB Limited (AWB) Chairman, Trevor Flugge, and the former AWB Group General Manager of

Australia Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Australia
  • January 5 2017

From 1 January, a new MAAL (broadly based on the first limb of the United Kingdom's Diverted Profits Tax) applies to 'significant global entities' to

The Risks of Suspension under Construction Contracts
  • White & Case LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong
  • January 4 2017

Two recent cases from Australia and Hong Kong highlight the serious dangers of a wrongful suspension of works under a construction contract. Wrongful

Woolworths’s conduct in asking for payments: legitimate, not unconscionable
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • December 22 2016

On 8 December 2016, the Federal Court found that Woolworths did not engage in “unconscionable conduct” in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law

AWB “oil for wheat” scandal - the duty of directors to investigate
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 21 2016

The Supreme Court of Victoria has found that Trevor Flugge, the former chairman and director of AWB Limited (AWB), breached his duties as a director

Supreme Court of Western Australia decision on enforcement of Arbitral Award
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • December 20 2016

There have been relatively few recent developments in relation to the enforcement of arbitral awards in Australia. However, the Supreme Court of