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ACCC getting to the root of the problem - hair smoothing therapy not all that it claimed it was - Apr 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission recently released its priorities for 2015, which included continued scrutiny on truth in advertising and credence claims regarding the advertisement of products that claim to have particular benefits to the health and wellbeing of consumers. Senior Associate Mitchell Coidan reviews a recent action by the ACCC in this area.

You may not be as secure as you think! The issue of migrated security interests under the PPSA - Apr 2015

The Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) deems certain security interests, which would otherwise be defective, to be valid for a specified period. After this time, these security interests will become invalid unless they are corrected. In this update, Senior Associate, Maria Capati and Lawyer, Ryan Ainscough explain the types of security interests at risk and what secured parties can do to protect their interests.

The liabilities of co-sureties - Apr 2015

The High Court contributes to the debate on the division of liabilities between co-sureties. Lawyer, Daniel Coloe looks at the recent High Court decision of Lavin v Toppi.

Piper Alderman e-Bulletin - Feb 2015

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's e-Bulletin, which aims to provide accessible and informative summaries of recent significant legal developments.

In our February 2015 edition:

  • The anti-bullying jurisdiction: the first 12 months - Partner, Erin McCarthy and Lawyer, Eliza Hampton
  • Taking on the government: what is misfeasance in public office? - Partner, Anne Freeman and Law Graduate, Brendan May
  • Allegations of union corruption - an update on the Royal Commission into Union Misconduct - Partner, Erin McCarthy and Lawyer, Eliza Hampton
  • Amendments to ASX Guidance Note 27 - Trading Policies - Partner, Esteban Gomez and Associate, Rachel Austin

Piper Alderman e-Bulletin - Dec 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's e-Bulletin, which aims to provide accessible and informative summaries of recent significant legal developments.

In the December 2014 edition:

  • Tips to avoid disputes on the issue of make good at the end of a lease - Partner, Tony Britten-Jones and Associate, Adam Rinaldi
  • Long brew battle over - no special test for foreign words as trade marks - Associate, Megan Comerford
  • Court decision gives individuals the right to be forgotten - Lawyer, Leonora Tyers
  • Sydney to become global infrastructure hub - Partner, Tania Zordan

Piper Alderman e-Bulletin - Oct 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's e-Bulletin, which aims to provide accessible and informative summaries of recent significant legal developments.

In the October 2014 edition:

  • ESOP tax changes announced - Partner, Judy Choate
  • China outbound investment regulations and requirements - Lawyer, Shao Ma
  • Allegations of Union corruption - the Royal Commission into Union Misconduct - Partner, Erin McCarthy and Law Clerk, Eliza Hampton
  • Have you duly undertaken due diligence? - Senior Associate, Josh Steele and Associate, Rachel Austin

Piper Alderman e-Bulletin - Sep 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's e-Bulletin, which aims to provide accessible and informative summaries of recent significant legal developments.

In the September 2014 edition:

  • Solicitor denied Class Action Treasury - a case note - Senior Associate, Ben Hartley
  • Backdoor listings - tips for a smooth transaction - Partner, Craig Yeung and Associate, Jarrod Wilksch
  • Manager's harassment of contractor out of sight, but not out of the workplace, over drinks - Partner, Tim Lange, and Lawyer, Hannah Linossier

Piper Alderman e-Bulletin - Aug 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's e-Bulletin, which aims to provide accessible and informative summaries of recent significant legal developments.

In the August 2014 edition:

  • Dispelling the myths of digital piracy - copyright infringement - Senior Associate, Cheryl McLachlan and Law Clerk, Nesha Jeyalingam
  • Join the crowd - CAMAC releases proposals to regulate crowd sourced equity funding - Partner, Craig Yeung, Associate, Jarrod Wilksch and Lawyer, Liberty Privopoulos
  • More changes for Google trade marks policy in Australia - Partner, Tim O'Callaghan and Associate, Megan Comerford

Piper Alderman e-Bulletin - Jul 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's e-Bulletin, which aims to provide accessible and informative summaries of recent significant legal developments.

In the July 2014 edition:

  • Not quite ten out of TEN! - Partner, Tom Griffith and Senior Associate, Elisabeth Pickthall
  • ASX releases guidance on performance share requirements - Partner, Craig Yeung and Associate, Jarrod Wilksch
  • Federal Court eggs the ACCC: video link for free range expert denied - Senior Associate, Ben Hartley
  • The importance of accurate subpoenas - Senior Associate, McKenzie Moore

Piper Alderman e-Bulletin - Jun 2014

Welcome to the latest edition of Piper Alderman's e-Bulletin, which aims to provide accessible and informative summaries of recent significant legal developments.

In the June 2014 edition:

  • Proposed reforms to dividend rules...yet again - Senior Associate, Bianca Battistella and Lawyer, Liberty Privopoulos
  • ASX release third edition of Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations - Senior Associate, Jen Tan and Lawyer, Liberty Privopoulos
  • Differing approaches by English and Australian Courts to defamation on social media - Partner, Tom Griffith and Senior Associate, Mitchell Coidan
  • Shareholders' agreement vs company constitution - can you rely on an inconsistency clause? - Senior Associate, Bianca Battistella and Lawyer, Liberty Privopoulos
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