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ASIC Continues to Monitor “Unfair Contract Terms”
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • September 27 2018

Fintech lenders must continue to take into consideration the unfair contract terms laws that have applied since 12 November 2016. As set out in a

Navigating the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code
  • McCabe Curwood
  • Australia
  • September 18 2018

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has made an important ruling regarding the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code, confirming that small

Jones Day Global Privacy & Data Security Update Vol. 18
  • Jones Day
  • USA, Australia, Canada, European Union, France
  • June 22 2018

Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is driving an evolution in corporate privacy practices globally. As businesses address GDPR

The Federal Budget: 5 things small business owners need to know
  • HHG Legal Group
  • Australia
  • May 10 2018

This week’s Federal Budget contained a number of integrity (aka revenue raising) measures which will impact small businesses. There was also at least

Unfair contract terms for small businesses
  • Dentons
  • Australia
  • March 27 2018

All lenders need to review their loan agreements following the release of ASIC’s Report 565 into ‘Unfair Contract Terms and Small Business Loans’

Legislative agenda: how has 2017 ended?
  • PwC Australia
  • USA, Australia, OECD
  • December 15 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the current status of newly enacted and outstanding tax measures. It has been a big year for the

Unfair Contracts - JJ Richards contract terms declared unfair
  • McCabe Curwood
  • Australia
  • December 6 2017

In its first decision under the new unfair contracts regime that extends to standard form small business contracts, the Federal Court has found

Unresolved risk issues with the proposed open banking reforms
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • November 29 2017

The Australian Government has announced its intention to mandate that ADIs provide open access to customer and small business data with a

The Federal Court declares eight standard form contract clauses to be void because they are unfair to small businesses
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • October 23 2017

Until recently, small businesses were powerless in the face of unfair standard form clauses, such as for automatic renewal, termination and price

A wasted opportunity? ACCC’s test case against JJ Richards alleging unfair contracts settled by consent
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • October 23 2017

On 16 October 2017 the Federal Court declared that the eight terms in JJ Richards & Son’s standard form contracts challenged by the ACCC were unfair