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Will Changes Reduce Confusion In New South Wales Security Of Payment Laws?
On October 21, 2019, significant changes to New South Wales ("NSW") security of payment laws come into effect with the commencement of the Building
13 Sep 2019
Australian Government Announces Proposal For New Federal Corruption Watchdog
It represents a further manifestation of a crackdown on corporate wrongdoing in Australia.
22 Apr 2019
Australian Senate Economics Committee Hands Down Report On Corporate Tax Avoidance
The Commonwealth Senate Economics Committee (a standing committee composed by members of the upper house of Parliament) handed down its long-awaited final report on corporate tax avoidance in Australia.
7 Jun 2018
Anti-Corruption Regulation Survey Of 41 Countries 2017–2018
In 2017 and 2018 to date, there has continued to be an increasing awareness among multinational companies of the significance of anti-corruption regulations in foreign countries and...
18 Apr 2018
Recent Project Dispute Cases In Australia
High Court concluded that security of payment legislation prohibits state courts from reviewing adjudication decisions for nonjurisdictional errors of law.
14 Mar 2018
"Absolute Liability" For A Failure To Prevent Foreign Bribery: Significant Change Ahead In Australia?
Australia's Federal Government has tabled the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017.
14 Dec 2017
Significant Reform Signalled For Australia's Foreign Bribery Regime
On 6 December 2017, the Commonwealth Government announced its intention to significantly reform Australia's existing anti-foreign bribery regime.
8 Dec 2017
Recent Developments In Transfer Pricing And The Taxation Of Multinational Companies In Australia
As part of a wide-ranging crackdown on multinational tax avoidance, the Australian Federal Government and the Australian Tax Office have introduced significant reforms to the country's transfer pricing regulations.
4 Dec 2017
Projects Disputes In Australia: Recent Cases - June 2017
Since late last year, there have been several major decisions from Australia's highest courts on important issues for stakeholders in the construction, mining and infrastructure industries.
19 Jun 2017
Projects Disputes Cases In Australia: Recent Cases
During the second half of 2016, a number of high-profile cases across Australia have offered significant insights to stakeholders in the construction and mining industries.
8 Dec 2016
Projects Disputes In Australia: Recent Cases
Below is a snapshot of some recent cases of interest across Australia and the insights they offer the industry.
29 Jun 2016
New False Accounting Offences In Australia Likely To Increase Prosecutions For Foreign Corruption And Other Corporate Criminal Offences
On 23 February 2016, the Federal Parliament passed into law the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2016.
21 Mar 2016
Ongoing Legal Developments In Response To The Situation In Ukraine
International sanctions imposed against Russian and Ukrainian parties in response to events in Ukraine have continued to expand and evolve.
24 Jul 2014
Rating Agency Liability To Investors Upheld By Australian Federal Court Of Appeals
A bench of three judges of the Full Federal Court has upheld a decision which ruled that Standard & Poor's had breached a duty of care it owed to investors.
United States
24 Jun 2014
New Trade Opportunities Free For The Taking With Australia–South Korea Free Trade Agreement
The Australian Government announced on 6 December that it has concluded negotiations to enter into a Free Trade Agreement with the Republic of Korea.
United States
6 Jan 2014
Australian Court Issues Freezing Order In Aid Of Foreign Proceedings—What's Good For The Goose Will Be Good For The Gander
A Swiss incorporated subsidiary of Severstal, a Russian steel manufacturer, and Bhushan, an Indian company, are in dispute about shipments of steel by Severstal from Russia to Bhushan's Indian plant.
6 Dec 2013
Rights Of Contractors In Australian Mining Industry Dismantled And Removed Under Security Of Payment Act
Contractors carrying out work on mining leases in Australia have had their commercial position weakened by a recent decision in the Supreme Court in Queensland.
United States
22 Jul 2013
High Court Of Australia Rejects Constitutional Challenge To UNCITRAL Model Law, Confirming Australia As Pro-Arbitration Jurisdiction
In TCL Air Conditioner Co Ltd v The Judges of the Federal Court of Australia HCA 5, the High Court of Australia, the Court at the apex of the judicial hierarchy in this jurisdiction, has unanimously rejected a constitutional challenge to the Australian domestic legislation, the International Arbitration Act 1974, that gives the force of law in Australia to, inter alia, the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.
17 Apr 2013
Australian Federal Court Paves The Way For Actions Against Financial Product Ratings Agency
In the first known decision of its type in the common law world, the Federal Court of Australia has held that a ratings agency owes a duty of care to potential investors.
15 Nov 2012
Arbitration in Australia: How Recent Reforms Have Improved the Conduct of International Arbitration and the Enforcement of Awards
Recent reforms to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) (the "Act") have increased the certainty and effectiveness of conducting and enforcing international arbitrations in Australia.
27 Aug 2010
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