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"Penalties" and fairness of consumer and small business contracts
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 18 2016

Businesses already examining their standard form contracts should be taking this opportunity to review them for possible penalty clauses, following

High Court Settles Law on Penalty Clauses in Paciocco
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 9 2016

On 27 July 2016, the High Court handed down its judgment in the matter of Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2016 HCA 28

How the Personal Property Securities Act applies to universities
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 8 2016

Universities who sell property on retention of title terms, who hire, rent or lease out property, who buy or sell valuable second-hand property, who

Are You Prepared for Disruption? New regulations, new challenges and opportunities Expect Focus - Vol. II, July 2016
  • Carlton Fields
  • Australia, USA
  • July 31 2016

On June 3, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Fed”) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) and began soliciting comments for the

Penalties test clarified by the High Court
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • July 28 2016

Yesterday, the High Court provided clarity around the doctrine of penalties in the much anticipated judgment handed down in Paciocco v Australia and

Better late than never - extensions under the PPSA for late PMSI registrations
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • July 27 2016

A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court, In the matter of Accolade Wines Australia Limited 2016 NSWSC 1023, considers the circumstances in which

Brexit - Implications for Australian businesses
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 28 2016

On 23 June 2016, a referendum was passed in the UK for the UK to "Brexit" or exit from the European Union (EU). This will have significant

Going to Market - consumer law update - June 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 14 2016

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more

Be cautious of the timing requirements for registering security interests on the PPSR
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 14 2016

The full benefit of a security interest may not be obtained unless specific requirements are met under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009

A review of the law on penalties
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • May 2 2016

With a High Court appeal pending in the bank fees class action case, Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited 2015 FCAFC 50