Global Regulatory

Global Regulatory

Global Regulatory

For organisations operating internationally, understanding different regulatory environments comes as a necessity, not a luxury. Global regulations, agreements and policies, and knowing their structures and limitations, can make the difference between business success or failure. So can having the right seat at the right table.

Corrs has a deep understanding of different legal structures and their political contexts and brings your business the high level skills and influential relationships you need to do well in complex environments.

Partner and CEO John W.H Denton leads Corrs’ Global Regulatory and International Trade Strategy group. John is a member of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), Chair of ABAC’s Finance and Economics Working Group, Chair of the Business Council of Australia’s Global Engagement Taskforce and Chairman (emeritus) of the Experts Group on Trade and Investment in Indonesia.

The Prime Minister and Treasurer appointed John as one of only two Australian representatives at the G20 Business Summit (B20). Its working groups cover topics such as trade and investment, global governance and anti-corruption. 

John was also an external advisor on the Federal Government’s advisory panel for the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper.

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Our Thinking

Globalisation – Where to now?

Corrs CEO John Denton considers the challenges of globalisation in this article which first appeared in The Australian.

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Managing the Next Stage of Globalisation

On 11 November, Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO presented to delegates at the 2016 China Advanced Leadership Program (CALP) on the next stage of globalisation.

More

A Trump Administration is a reality. So, now what?

We can still make intelligent decisions despite US policy under Donald Trump being so unclear.

More

Singapore Gives Effect to Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

As the first jurisdiction in the Asia-Pacific region to sign, ratify and give effect to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Singapore continues to lead the way as a forum for international commercial dispute resolution.

More

Delivering Impact for the Asia Pacific: Challenges for Trade and Investment

On 21 October 2016, Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO participated in a panel discussion at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Conference, Asia-Pacific: Transforming the Future. John is also the First Vice Chairman of the ICC.

More

Unchartered Territory: Trade with Iran may be an Economic Goldmine

Iran is open for business following the relief of sanctions, so where do the opportunities lie for Australian investors?

More

Corrs CEO and ICC First Vice Chairman John W. H. Denton AO addresses B20 Summit in Hangzhou, China

Corrs CEO John Denton this week reinforced the importance of the international business community playing a part in shaping the G20 agenda ahead of the 2016 summit in Hangzhou.

More

Leaving nothing to the imagination

Discriminatory practices are outpacing liberalisation efforts by more than two-to-one around the globe. As world leaders gather for g20 in Hangzhou, Corrs CEO John Denton asks what role can business play in this landscape?

More

Investing overseas and ISDS – Are you adequately protected by a treaty with investor-state dispute settlement provisions?

Companies conducting business overseas need to ensure their investment is protected by a treaty with an investor-state dispute settlement provision.

More

Experimental evidence in patent cases: Discovery not available for experiments on matters no longer in issue

A recent Federal Court decision in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd [2016] FCA 1015 sheds some light on experimental evidence in patent cases.

More

The effects of global uncertainty on leadership and establishing a new approach

Corrs Partner and Chief Executive John Denton gave a speech to the Alumni, Staff and Students at Melbourne University at their Cross Faculty Collisions Leadership Dinner held on 28 July 2016.

More

What constitutes an “offshore case”? An analysis of the Singapore International Commercial Court’s second decision

A recent decision by the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2016] SGHC(1) 02 provides guidance as to when a dispute will constitute an “offshore case”.

More

Breaking Brexit Down: Anti-Corruption (VIDEO)

In part four of our video series, Corrs Partner Annette Hughes takes a closer look at the implications of Brexit on anti-corruption measures.

More

Asia and how Australia can engage at a time of global geopolitical uncertainty

On July 20, Corrs Partner and Chief Executive John Denton gave a speech to the Leading Education Circle on Asia and how Australia can engage at a time of global geopolitical uncertainty.

More

Breaking Brexit Down: Privacy (VIDEO)

In part three of our video series, Corrs Partner Phil Catania takes a closer look at the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU and considers how it will impact on privacy.

More

Breaking Brexit Down: International Arbitration (VIDEO)

Corrs’ Breaking Brexit Down video series considers how the UK’s momentous decision will affect your business. Over the coming weeks we’ll bring you insight from Corrs Partners who’ll examine diverse areas ranging from international arbitration throug

More

Breaking Brexit Down: So what happens now? (VIDEO)

Corrs’ Breaking Brexit Down video series considers how the UK’s momentous decision will affect your business. Over the coming weeks we’ll bring you insight from Corrs Partners who’ll examine diverse areas ranging from international arbitration throug

More

Plenty in reserve: Tapping into Iran’s true potential

With Federal Government lifting most sanctions against Iran, what does the country offer Australian business? Corrs partners Alan Churley and David Yates explore a nation which boasts the world’s largest gas reserves.

More

BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd v PT Bayan Resources TBK [2016] SGHC(I) 01

In its first written judgment, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) provides some insight into Singapore’s approach to contractual interpretation, including in relation to implied terms and ambiguity, and the impact of foreign illegali

More

Is an International Commercial Court for Australia a viable option?

Recently, there have been a number of appeals for an international commercial court (ICC) to be established in Australia. But what are ICCs? Why do we need them? And are they a viable option?

More

Trump, Brexit and Protectionism: Navigating cross-border disputes and international arbitration in a more connected world

The rise in global protectionism will lead to more disputes in an increasingly connected world. As trust is eroded, businesses must adopt active mitigation strategies to navigate the risks of global trade and commerce.

More

The Brexit Vote: Potential implications for Australian businesses

This month’s referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership to the European Union – and the prospect it raises of a British exit (or “Brexit”) from the EU – has understandably attracted much attention worldwide.

More

Why trade matters: If jade is not carved, it doesn’t turn into jewellery 笑一笑,十年少

The powerful opportunities presented by Australia’s trade agreements.

More

Big Brother is watching! Covert government and corporate regulator hacking in Australia

This article focuses on recent legislative developments regarding covert hacking in Australia that your organisation needs to be aware of, and also touches on some new legislative approaches being adopted in the USA.

More

Digital disruption and demonstrations: Indonesia regulates transport and other apps

A new Transport Ministry regulation reflects increased attention on app providers.

More

The Impact Of Geo-Political Risk On Business

John delivered the key note address at the General Counsel Summit held Tuesday 3 May to Wednesday 4 May 2016.

More

Facing challenges and seizing opportunities

John recently attended his fifth Australia-China CEO Roundtable and was pleased to say that it was the most informed and forward-looking group on both sides.

More Download

The Asian Century; an Asian Perspective

John was asked to deliver the key note address at this year's International Law Practice Group Meeting held on 24 September 2015 at Lockheed Martin.

More Download

Navigating Australian admiralty law: The ability to claim against and arrest a ship in Australian waters

Shipping has become integral to the growth and success of many businesses in Australia.

More Download

Our Thinking

Globalisation – Where to now?

Corrs CEO John Denton considers the challenges of globalisation in this article which first appeared in The Australian.

Managing the Next Stage of Globalisation

On 11 November, Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO presented to delegates at the 2016 China Advanced Leadership Program (CALP) on the next stage of globalisation.

A Trump Administration is a reality. So, now what?

We can still make intelligent decisions despite US policy under Donald Trump being so unclear.

Singapore Gives Effect to Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

As the first jurisdiction in the Asia-Pacific region to sign, ratify and give effect to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, Singapore continues to lead the way as a forum for international commercial dispute resolution.

Delivering Impact for the Asia Pacific: Challenges for Trade and Investment

On 21 October 2016, Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO participated in a panel discussion at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Conference, Asia-Pacific: Transforming the Future. John is also the First Vice Chairman of the ICC.

Unchartered Territory: Trade with Iran may be an Economic Goldmine

Iran is open for business following the relief of sanctions, so where do the opportunities lie for Australian investors?

Corrs CEO and ICC First Vice Chairman John W. H. Denton AO addresses B20 Summit in Hangzhou, China

Corrs CEO John Denton this week reinforced the importance of the international business community playing a part in shaping the G20 agenda ahead of the 2016 summit in Hangzhou.

Leaving nothing to the imagination

Discriminatory practices are outpacing liberalisation efforts by more than two-to-one around the globe. As world leaders gather for g20 in Hangzhou, Corrs CEO John Denton asks what role can business play in this landscape?

Investing overseas and ISDS – Are you adequately protected by a treaty with investor-state dispute settlement provisions?

Companies conducting business overseas need to ensure their investment is protected by a treaty with an investor-state dispute settlement provision.

Experimental evidence in patent cases: Discovery not available for experiments on matters no longer in issue

A recent Federal Court decision in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd [2016] FCA 1015 sheds some light on experimental evidence in patent cases.

The effects of global uncertainty on leadership and establishing a new approach

Corrs Partner and Chief Executive John Denton gave a speech to the Alumni, Staff and Students at Melbourne University at their Cross Faculty Collisions Leadership Dinner held on 28 July 2016.

What constitutes an “offshore case”? An analysis of the Singapore International Commercial Court’s second decision

A recent decision by the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2016] SGHC(1) 02 provides guidance as to when a dispute will constitute an “offshore case”.

Breaking Brexit Down: Anti-Corruption (VIDEO)

In part four of our video series, Corrs Partner Annette Hughes takes a closer look at the implications of Brexit on anti-corruption measures.

Asia and how Australia can engage at a time of global geopolitical uncertainty

On July 20, Corrs Partner and Chief Executive John Denton gave a speech to the Leading Education Circle on Asia and how Australia can engage at a time of global geopolitical uncertainty.

Breaking Brexit Down: Privacy (VIDEO)

In part three of our video series, Corrs Partner Phil Catania takes a closer look at the implications of the UK’s decision to leave the EU and considers how it will impact on privacy.

Breaking Brexit Down: International Arbitration (VIDEO)

Corrs’ Breaking Brexit Down video series considers how the UK’s momentous decision will affect your business. Over the coming weeks we’ll bring you insight from Corrs Partners who’ll examine diverse areas ranging from international arbitration throug

Breaking Brexit Down: So what happens now? (VIDEO)

Corrs’ Breaking Brexit Down video series considers how the UK’s momentous decision will affect your business. Over the coming weeks we’ll bring you insight from Corrs Partners who’ll examine diverse areas ranging from international arbitration throug

Plenty in reserve: Tapping into Iran’s true potential

With Federal Government lifting most sanctions against Iran, what does the country offer Australian business? Corrs partners Alan Churley and David Yates explore a nation which boasts the world’s largest gas reserves.

BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd v PT Bayan Resources TBK [2016] SGHC(I) 01

In its first written judgment, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) provides some insight into Singapore’s approach to contractual interpretation, including in relation to implied terms and ambiguity, and the impact of foreign illegali

Is an International Commercial Court for Australia a viable option?

Recently, there have been a number of appeals for an international commercial court (ICC) to be established in Australia. But what are ICCs? Why do we need them? And are they a viable option?

Trump, Brexit and Protectionism: Navigating cross-border disputes and international arbitration in a more connected world

The rise in global protectionism will lead to more disputes in an increasingly connected world. As trust is eroded, businesses must adopt active mitigation strategies to navigate the risks of global trade and commerce.

The Brexit Vote: Potential implications for Australian businesses

This month’s referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership to the European Union – and the prospect it raises of a British exit (or “Brexit”) from the EU – has understandably attracted much attention worldwide.

Why trade matters: If jade is not carved, it doesn’t turn into jewellery 笑一笑,十年少

The powerful opportunities presented by Australia’s trade agreements.

Big Brother is watching! Covert government and corporate regulator hacking in Australia

This article focuses on recent legislative developments regarding covert hacking in Australia that your organisation needs to be aware of, and also touches on some new legislative approaches being adopted in the USA.

Digital disruption and demonstrations: Indonesia regulates transport and other apps

A new Transport Ministry regulation reflects increased attention on app providers.

The Impact Of Geo-Political Risk On Business

John delivered the key note address at the General Counsel Summit held Tuesday 3 May to Wednesday 4 May 2016.

Facing challenges and seizing opportunities

John recently attended his fifth Australia-China CEO Roundtable and was pleased to say that it was the most informed and forward-looking group on both sides.

The Asian Century; an Asian Perspective

John was asked to deliver the key note address at this year's International Law Practice Group Meeting held on 24 September 2015 at Lockheed Martin.

Navigating Australian admiralty law: The ability to claim against and arrest a ship in Australian waters

Shipping has become integral to the growth and success of many businesses in Australia.

Our Experts

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Andrew Korbel

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Andrew Stephenson

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3358
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Jared Heath

Special Counsel Melbourne +61 3 9672 3545
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John W.H. Denton AO

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Mel Schwing

Special Counsel Melbourne +61 3 9672 3477
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Odette Gourley

Partner Sydney +61 2 9210 6066
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Philip Catania

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Simon Johnson

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Stephen Stern

Partner Melbourne +61 3 9672 3148