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Australian Law Update - Jul 2012

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's Australian Law Update, keeing you up to date with legal developments that may affect overseas companies who do business in Australia.

Highlights of the July 2012 edition:

  • Lessons for in-house counsel from the Shafron experience
  • The Leagues strike back
  • Carbon Price implications - is your business Carbon Price ready?
  • Removing internationally and nationally protected intellectual property rights
  • Federal Government to review Australian contract law
  • Continuous disclosure obligations - a timely reminder

Australian Law Update - Dec 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's Australian Law Update, keeping you up to date with legal developments that may affect overseas companies who do business in Australia.

In the December 2011 edition:

  • Australia’s foreign bribery laws: First charges laid
  • The Personal Property Securities Act – scheduled to launch 30 January 2012
  • The Timbercorp Securities Ltd (in liq) class action
  • Employee’s redundancy imposes barrier to enforcement of non-competition restraint
  • Standard of arbitral reasons in Australian domestic arbitrations – Westport Insurance Commission v Gordian Runoff Ltd

Australian Law Update - Aug 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's Australian Law Update, keeing you up to date with legal developments that may affect overseas companies who do business in Australia.

In the August 2011 edition: 

  • Australia and New Zealand to increase foreign investment screening thresholds
  • Agribusiness roundup 
  • Twitter, suppression and the Courts 
  • Centro and its lessons for directors 
  • Indemnity clauses in commercial contracts: How to achieve desired contractual risk allocation
  • Andrew Robertson is appointed to Asian arbitral bodies

Australian Law Update - May 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's Australian Law Update, keeing you up to date with legal developments that may affect overseas companies who do business in Australia.

In the May 2011 edition:

  • The new Australian Consumer Law
  • Update on Senate inquiry into foreign investment in Australian farmland
  • Incoterms 2010® – What do I need to know?
  • The public debate about the patentability of biological material: Is it much ado about nothing? 

Australian Law Update - Dec 2010

 Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's Australian Law Update, keeing you up to date with legal developments that may affect overseas companies who do business in Australia.

In the December 2010 edition:  

  • Foreign investment in Australian farm land: domestic scrutiny is on the horizon
  • Australian European Community Agreement on Trade in Wine
  • Non-Resident – No Formal Trust Deed – Liable for Income Tax as a Trustee
  • Class Action Reforms – Wooing Classes to the NSW Supreme Court? 

Australian Law Update - Sep 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's Australian Law Update, keeing you up to date with legal developments that may affect overseas companies who do business in Australia.

In the September 2010 edition:

  • Dividends - beware the new changes
  • Australia seeks to promote itself as a player in arbitration
  • Insolvent trading - ASIC releases regulatory guide for directors
  • Preparing for hostile takeover

Australian Law Update - May 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's Australian Law Update, keeing you up to date with legal developments that may affect overseas companies who do business in Australia.

In the May 2010 edition:

  • Play fair! New rules for consumer contracts
  • Waging a war on two fronts fatal to claim
  • Foreign investment - accounting for the emergence of complex structures
  • Consequences of Australian climate policies on investment

Australian Law Update - Feb 2010

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's Australian Law Update, keeing you up to date with legal developments that may affect overseas companies who do business in Australia.

In the February 2010 edition:

  • Modernisation of Australia's international commercial arbitration law
  • Personal Property Securities Act - implications for reservation of title suppliers and consignors
  • Class actions in Australia - a plaintiff's paradise?
  • Directors' duties - current perspectives
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