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AFCA: Paving the way for complaints in the financial system
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 19 2018

The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) is a new external dispute resolution (EDR) scheme that has been formed to deal with complaints


Incoming private-sector whistleblower protection laws - Preparing for the new rules
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 13 2018

Whistle-blower protection laws applying to internal (and some external) disclosures are on the cards. The amendments will bring a new and aggressive


What? You’re Insolvent? That’s fine, just keep working
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 4 2017

From 1 July 2018, reforms to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) will become effective including the addition of safe harbour laws and


Boart: a landmark decision for reconstructions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 27 2017

On 1 September 2017, Boart Longyear Limited (Boart), successfully implemented the reconstruction of its US law governed debt using Australian


Assigning the right to sue - the new provisions'
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2017

External administrators of companies can now assign any right to sue that is conferred on them by the Corporations Act, for example voidable


Winding-up companies in a partnership - guidance for liquidators who are appointed to companies acting in partnership
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 20 2016

A recent Western Australian Supreme Court case considered the insolvency of a partnership comprised of corporate members. When a partnership is


Security for Costs: Fish markets go begging
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 12 2016

Felan's Fisheries (Felan's) brought a claim in the Supreme Court seeking injunctive relief against Sydney Fish Market Pty Ltd (SFM), two other


Polytrade v Glass Recovery Services
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 23 2015

It is trite law that a statutory demand cannot be issued where there is a genuine dispute as to the alleged debt. A recent matter in the Supreme


Continuous disclosure, directors duties and market based causation
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 31 2015

On 4 March 2015, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed an action by 77 shareholders against Babcock & Brown Limited (in liquidation) (BBL) and its


Appointing provisional liquidators - on the just and equitable ground
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 20 2015

In Van Wijk (Trustee), in the matter of Power Infrastructure Services Pty Ltd v Power Infrastructure Services Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 1430, the Federal