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Andrews v ANZ - One year on and still no certainty

Andrews has broadened the potential reach of the penalty doctrine and raised many difficult issues for businesses.

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“Lock-up” devices put to the test - The battle for Billabong continues

Despite Billabong’s extensive sales process, the Takeover’s Panel has not allowed it to lock itself up so as to deter rival proposals.

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New privacy law - How to get compliant

Tougher privacy rules start in March 2014 - Are you ready?

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Who is an “occupier” under Queensland’s Petroleum & Gas Act?

The new “occupier” definition has broadened the scope of “who” is eligible to claim compensation from resource companies.

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M&A Review: 2013 mid-year update

As we pass the first half of the calendar year, we've taken a temperature check of the public M&A market.

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Sucked in - Full Court clarifies unconscionable conduct provisions in the Australian Consumer Law in ACCC v Lux

The decision may lead to fresh scrutiny of sales tactics aimed at “sucking in” consumers to agree to sales negotiations in their homes.

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Getting territorial: Geo-blocking on borrowed time?

Australians will pay less for apps, music and more under recommendations of IT pricing Inquiry.

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Resolving disputes about Conduct and Compensation Agreements in Queensland

When compensation negotiations between resource companies and landowners stall, which dispute resolution method works best to get an agreement?

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Productivity Commission caught between a rock and a hard place in finding ways to streamline project approvals

The Commission’s proposed framework for approvals processes will be controversial.

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Why now is the time to break through to an Australia-China FTA and a suggested step in the right direction

Australia’s offer to soften regulatory scrutiny of Chinese investment is a golden opportunity for the FTA.

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Australia-Indonesia: Time for a closer future

Indonesia’s potential is vast and now is the time for genuine engagement.

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Outsourcing, common sense and good faith - Some lessons from a hospital services outsource

Don’t let poor cooperation and a confrontational attitude wreck your outsourcing relationship.

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A class above - The emergence of Australia as a prime class action jurisdiction

There are few better places than Australia in which to bring a class-action, with 2013 already a bumper year for settlements and funding arrangements.

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