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Franchise Code reforms: balancing rights and obligations between franchisors and franchisees

Australia - June 10 2021 The recently released Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes - Franchising) Amendment (Fairness in Franchising) Regulation 2021 makes significant…

Tamara Moretto, Frances Wheelahan

Court clarifies duty of care owed by Queensland local governments regarding road maintenance

Australia - March 31 2021 A recent decision of the Queensland Court of Appeal has clarified the duty of care owed by Queensland local governments involved in road maintenance…

Emily Ryan

How will the Australia’s Foreign Relations Act affect government and business contracts?

Australia - March 8 2021 In a time of heightened focus by countries across the globe on national interests, including national security and certainty of supply - and in the…

Helen Clarke, Sarah Clouston

High Court adopts US-style limitation on patent rights

Australia - November 18 2020 In a landmark ruling that will be relevant to patent owners as well as buyers and users of Patented products in all industries, a narrow majority of…

Ross Allen, Alex Dunlop, David Fixler

Challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s digital health sector

Australia - September 17 2020 While the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a number of challenges for Australia’s digital health sector, it has also accelerated the use of digital…

Emily McClelland, Suman Reddy, Frances Wheelahan