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What sets a contract of insurance apart from other contracts?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 28 2016

Contracts of insurance attract a unique set of principles of interpretation, and are subject to a comprehensive regulatory regime. Characterising a

High Court Redefines the Realms of Joining an Insurer to a Proceeding
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • April 14 2016

The High Court recently heard an appeal brought by CGU Insurance from a decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria, challenging a declaration that CGU

Policy Interpretation: Say what you mean!
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • March 21 2016

The principles of contract interpretation are well established; however we have seen a recent trend of in

Australia’s FinTech Future - Government strategy and priorities released
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • March 20 2016

Today, the Australian Government released "Backing Australian Fintech", setting out strategies and priorities to encourage and develop the growth of

Buyer and seller beware: warranty and indemnity insurers may be in a stronger position than the seller
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 23 2016

The use of warranty and indemnity Insurance in commercial transactions has grown considerably in recent years. In particular, "Buyer Side Policies"

After CGU Insurance Ltd v Blakeley & Ors, liquidators welcome insurers to the party
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 19 2016

In April 2013, the liquidators of Akron Roads Pty Limited (in liq) (Akron Liquidators) commenced proceedings against three former directors including

Policyholder Insurance Highlights 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, USA
  • February 17 2016

In this publication, we have pulled together the insurance cases from the past 12 months which are most relevant for corporate policyholders

Insurance clauses in contracts - keeping the focus
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

Keeping insurance front of mind when drafting contracts can help you avoid any nasty issues arising down the track. To avoid unintended consequences

ASIC releases consultation paper on reforms to the retail life insurance industry
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • December 15 2015

On 3 December 2015, the Government released draft legislative amendments containing its proposed amendments to the Corporations Act 2001 (see our

Small business extension to the ACL’s unfair contract terms protections to take effect in November 2016
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • November 26 2015

On 12 November 2015, the Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 (Bill) was enacted, extending the reach