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Competing Class Actions: First in not best dressed

Australia - May 24 2019 On 23 May 2019, the NSW Supreme Court handed down its decision on which of the five shareholder class actions filed against AMP Ltd (AMP) will be...

Antonia Garling, Richard Harris, Rebecca Spigelman, Kai Luck, Matt Mackenzie, Crispian Lynch.

The High Court clarifies when arbitration clauses keep disputes confidential in RinehartHancock decision

Australia - May 9 2019 The High Court’s decision in the high-profile RinehartHancock dispute highlights the importance of drafting clear arbitration clauses if they are to...

Edward Martin, Vincent Giang, Kai Luck, Crispian Lynch.

Directors and executives under the microscope: ALRC review announced into Australia’s corporate criminal liability regime

Australia - April 11 2019 The focus on corporate conduct and enforcement continues with the announcement by the Federal Government of a review into Australia’s white-collar...

Antonia Garling, Richard Harris, Ahmed Rizk, Andrew Floro, Matt Mackenzie, Crispian Lynch, Kate Harrison.

Class Action Common Fund Orders Are Here to Stay: Or Are They?

Australia - March 5 2019 Last week’s double decisions of the Full Court of the Federal Court and the New South Wales Court of Appeal confirm the Courts’ powers to make common...

Antonia Garling, Rebecca Spigelman, Matt Mackenzie, Crispian Lynch.

Further significant increases to penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct

Australia - February 18 2019 On 14 February 2019, the Senate passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate and Financial Sector Penalties) Bill 2018 which very...

Richard Harris, Ahmed Rizk, Andrew Floro, Matt Mackenzie, Crispian Lynch, Kate Harrison.