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COVID-19 | ‘Business days’ when business has changed

Australia - April 1 2020 As at 29 March 2020, the Morrison Government had announced sweeping shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pubs and gyms are among those…

Lionel Hogg

Unfair contract terms and the burden of knowledge…

Australia - July 6 2020 On 28 May 2020, the first case on unfair contract terms for bank contracts was handed down by the Federal Court of Australia in Australian Securities…

Victor Asoyo, Shantal Evans, Craig Green

Electronic execution for companies - an important change

Australia - May 13 2020 Generally, electronic signing of documents is governed by the Electronic Transactions Act 1999 (Cth) (ETA). The relevant States and Territories have…

Victor Asoyo, Shantal Evans, Craig Green

ASIC’s guidance to mortgage brokers on their ‘best interests’ duty - time to act!

Australia - June 26 2020 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has just released RG 273, which sets out its view on how mortgage brokers may comply with…

Victor Asoyo, Shantal Evans, Craig Green

Are you prepared? October breach reporting changes loom

Australia - September 8 2021 In anticipation of the upcoming breach reporting obligations commencing on 1 October 2021, ASIC has released Regulatory Guide 78 (New RG 78) on…

Susan Forrest, Taylor Green, Cameron Jones, Jason Lee, Kathy Merrick, Kate Mills, Cameron Simpson