Publications

Corrs produce a range of publications to keep you informed on legal developments that may affect your business, industry and environment. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their breadth of knowledge and draw from diverse experiences to deliver content that is timely and targeted.

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

26 August 2016

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.

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S440J(1) will not always protect director/guarantors where borrower is in administration

26 August 2016

This week’s TGIF considers Mizuho Bank Ltd v Ackroyd where the Court considered whether s 440J will prevent the continuation of proceedings to enforce a guarantee against a director of a company in administration

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ANA abolition voted down – no news is good news?

25 August 2016

A recent push to abolish Authorised Nominating Authorities may have failed but the signs are that there will be continued momentum for reform and ensuring (perceived) impartiality for adjudicators.

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The Investment Treaty Arbitration Review, The Trans-Pacific Partnership

24 August 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Does it achieve the necessary balance between investment protection and regulatory discretion?

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WA government announces proposed measures to protect subcontractors

23 August 2016

Following calls in the lead up to the March 2017 state election to “give small businesses a fair go”, the WA government has announced that it will be implementing measures to provide greater protections to subcontractors.

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Principal loan contract varied, but guarantors fail in seeking to avoid liability to the bank under their guarantees

19 August 2016

This week’s TGIF considers a recent case where two individuals challenged their liability under guarantees given by them in respect of monies borrowed by their family trust for property development purposes.

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What you need to know about Victoria’s Draft Apartment Design Standards

19 August 2016

The Victorian Government’s Better Apartments Draft Design Standards have been released with potentially significant implications for those in the development industry.

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Winky Pop v Mobil: Lost Opportunities for Land Developers

18 August 2016

A recent decision by the Victorian Supreme Court of Appeal in Winky Pop Pty Ltd v Mobil Refining Australia Pty Ltd [2016] VSCA 187 has clarified the availability of loss of opportunity damages in land contamination cases.

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A “Prime” example of a mortgagee exercising its power of sale

12 August 2016

This week’s TGIF considers CME Properties (Australia) Pty Ltd v Prime Capital Securities Pty Ltd [2016] WASC 231 which concerns a mortgagor’s application for an interim injunction to restrain a mortgagee from exercising its power of sale.

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Australian Olympic Committee v Telstra: Federal Court draws a ‘fine line’ on ambush marketing

10 August 2016

The legality of ambush marketing tactics in Australia and the protection of the value of sponsorship rights in relation to the Olympic Games has recently been brought to a head in the decision of the AOC v Telstra [2016] FCA 857.

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