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Do your contracts contain 'unfair terms'? Prepare now for the new legislation
  • Jackson McDonald
  • Australia
  • August 26 2016

The Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Bill 2015 extends the consumer “unfair contract terms” protections to


Misleading and deceptive conduct by directors - a timely reminder of the repercussions of making a misleading market announcement
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • August 24 2016

A recent prosecution by ASIC against an ASX listed mining exploration company serves as a timely reminder about the repercussions of making


Company directors who cannot read or understand English warned by court
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • August 23 2016

In a time of ever increasing investment in Australia from the Asia Pacific region, a recent case serves as a timely reminder that overseas-based


New unfair contract rules - likely impact
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • August 23 2016

Changes to the Australian Consumer Law and to the ASIC Act, which commence in November 2016, extend the unfair contract term protections (previously


A case of déjà vu as ASIC continues to request realism and clarity in financial reports
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • August 19 2016

Every six months, ASIC publishes its areas of surveillance on financial reports soon to be lodged by reporting entities. For 30 June 2016, ASIC has


After Adopting the “Fraud-on-the-Market” Presumption of Reliance, Australia is Poised to Become a Plaintiff-Friendly Venue
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • Australia
  • August 18 2016

The United States is a popular location for securities class actions, due in large part to its reputation as a generally plaintiff-friendly system. A


"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


Skyland scheme of arrangement - the possibility of undertaking M&A transactions during a scheme
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • August 17 2016

The scheme of arrangement under which ASX listed Skyland Petroleum Limited was re-domiciled to the Cayman Islands suggests that undertaking M&A


What must a business owner do to protect against a copycat business name?
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • August 3 2016

The national business names registration system gives a business owner little protection against a competitor who copies their business name. The


Impact of enhanced audit reports on financial reporting
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • August 3 2016

Australia has adopted its version of an international Accounting standard which requires audit reports to include detailed disclosure by auditors of