Contract Law newsletter - 13 April 2015

Contract Law - Year in Review is an annual publication. This edition provides insight into the key contract law cases of 2014.  Read more...

Corporate eBulletin - 13 April 2015

The Full Federal Court has overturned last year's controversial decision that late payment fees charged by ANZ Bank were 'extravagant and exorbitant' and were therefore penalties and unenforceable. We examine the Federal Court's refocusing of the penalty doctrine and the broadening of the categories of costs that can be taken into account when assessing the reasonableness of a fee.  Read more...

Corporate eBulletin - 27 March 2015

On Thursday 26 March 2015, the controversial data retention or 'metadata' law was passed by the Senate with bipartisan support. In this eBulletin, we flag some important implications of these new laws in relation to privacy obligations and the imminent arrival of a mandatory data breach notification scheme.  Read more...

Corporate Law update - 25 March 2015

The Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Act 2014 has now come into effect. This e-Bulletin provides a short summary of the key changes implemented by the Act.  Read more...

Defamation eBulletin - 23 March 2015

In this eBulletin, we consider the legal protections of copyright, privacy and defamation, and the options available to you if you find your image or photographs being used online without your permission.  Read more...

Competition Law Update - 20 February 2015

In this eBulletin, we review the ACCC's new priorities for 2015 and what they may mean for your business.  Read more...

Commercial Disputes eBulletin - 17 December 2014

In a recent case, the Full Federal Court found that a company which had incorporated almost exactly the same words as its competitor's trade mark as part of a search engine optimisation campaign had not infringed the competitor's trade mark. In this eBulletin, we review the decision and the lessons that came out of it for trade mark owners. We also look at the decision in the broader context of trade mark disputes relating to search engine results.  Read more...

Corporate eBulletin - 31 October 2014

ASIC has widened the exemptions from certain provisions of the Corporations Act for employee incentive schemes. In this eBulletin, we outline these changes, as well as the Federal Government's proposed changes to the taxation of employee incentive schemes.  Read more...

Privacy eBulletin - 8 July 2014

Since the introduction of the new Australian Privacy Principles in March this year, various industries have speculated as to which sector might be the first to go under the Privacy Commissioner's microscope. In this eBulletin we look at the Commissioner's recent assessment of a healthcare provider, and provide practical tips on how to ensure organisations in a variety of industries remain compliant with the privacy laws.  Read more...

Defamation eBulletin - 27 June 2014

We live in an era where use of technology including Twitter and Facebook has become the norm for most organisations. But what should businesses do when negative comments are posted on their pages, and who can ultimately be held liable for such actions?  Read more...

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