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General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before

Court clarifies when the ACCC can put your assets in the deep freeze in consumer harm cases
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 1 2016

Freezing orders under the ACL are to preserve assets to meet orders for compensation, but not to preserve assets to meet pecuniary penalties

You win some, you lose some
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 11 2016

In proceedings brought by the ACCC, the Federal Court recently found that Italian cable giant Prysmian Cavi e Sistemi S.r.l. (Prysmian) engaged in

Game on: ASIC hits the jackpot in the Panel in the Ainsworth matter
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • July 22 2016

The Takeovers Panel accepted undertakings (relatively late in the process) from Mrs Ainsworth (a 8.96 shareholder) to, amongst other things, refrain

Game Over: Federal Court finds Valve in Breach of Australian Consumer Law
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • July 5 2016

On 24 March 2016, Justice Edelman of the Federal Court of Australia handed down a judgment against American company Valve Corporation (Valve) in the

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

There’s no such thing as a free bet in Australia
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • June 15 2016

When Bet365 prominently displayed $200 FREE BETS FOR NEW CUSTOMERS on the Opening Page of its website, it was targeting new customers who shared the

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

The Gatherer - June 2016
  • Wrays
  • Australia, European Union, Indonesia, United Kingdom
  • June 8 2016

There is a significant buzz in the financial world, and increasingly in other industry domains, around the potential impact of blockchain-like

Recent ACCC Cases highlight the importance of Competition and Consumer Law Compliance Programs in Australia
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia
  • May 24 2016

A recent penalty against laundry detergent market participants shows keeping clean from a competition perspective, has never been more important