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.

Chairman of Corrs' International Advisory Council John W.H Denton AO 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.

Our Thinking

Mining, agriculture and construction equipment: a new UNIDROIT financing regime is coming

The UNIDROIT MAC protocol will create a new regime for financing mining, agriculture and construction equipment, and may affect a wide range of Australian entities.

More

Australia’s new modern slavery legislation: UTS LSS Keynote Address

On 4 October 2018, Partner Michael do Rozario delivered a keynote address on Australia’s new modern slavery legislation at the University of Technology Sydney Law Students’ Society Speaker Series II on Modern Slavery.

More

NSW Modern Slavery Act and Commonwealth Slavery Bill: How will organisations be affected by the reporting requirements?

What will the NSW Modern Slavery Act and the Commonwealth Slavery Bill require of organisations in terms of reporting?

More

Maximising customer loyalty: getting data protection right in running loyalty schemes

Loyalty programs harvest a vast trove of valuable data and it needs to be protected. A cyber security incident could lose the trust and loyalty of your customers.

More

A Rebalancing of the Dutch Investment Protection Framework: How will this affect foreign investors?

Proposed changes to the Dutch model bilateral investment treaty (BIT) may have significant implications for existing and future foreign investors seeking to take advantage of the Netherlands’ traditionally generous treaty protections.

More

Tails will wag on the Belt and Road

The year of the dog signifies a year of caution and prudence. Rather fittingly, we expect a cautious recovery of Chinese outbound investment.

More

When is a bailment a PPS lease under the PPSA

What actually constitutes a bailment under the Personal Property Securities Act? Mark Wilks, David Anthony and Samuel Murray provide greater clarity on PPS

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Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation: what Australian businesses need to know

The EU’s privacy and data protection laws will apply beyond its borders and may catch Australian businesses. How will it affect your organisation?

More

Global Infrastructure: Building Human Capability Around the World

There are three main structural impediments to global infrastructure investment: transparency, consistency and liquidity.

More

We’re all in this together: some of us more than others

Hamburg shines further light on the divide in global politics.

More

Laying the foundations: a brighter global future

Governments talk a lot about infrastructure but are slow to act. So, how do we ensure infrastructure meets the world’s future challenges?

More

The Global High Street: E-commerce is counting the cost of age-old policy

SMEs are exposed to a wealth of opportunities through e-commerce. But governments need to reconsider trade rules which have failed to keep pace with the 21st Century practices.

More

Bad for Business? The Trump Administration’s sanctions on Iran

How will President Trump’s recent sanctions impact on Australia’s trading relationship with Iran?

More

Privacy New Year’s Resolution: Updating your privacy policy

Time to review your Privacy Policy? Here’s what you need to consider in an ever-changing technological environment.

More

Hitting rock bottom and starting to dig: The risk of negative interest rates in Australia

The movement of central banks towards zero and below sends a clear signal to markets – it’s ugly out there.

More

Global Foreign Direct Investment: What Is New?

On 8 December, Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO participated in a panel session entitled ‘Global FDI: What is New?’ at the BOAO Forum for Asia Melbourne Conference: The Future of Globalisation.

More

Managing the Complexity of Asian Geopolitics

On 28 November, Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO spoke at the Horasis Asia Meeting on how the region’s many cultural differences can be faced, understood and acknowledged to derive a better future for all.

More

Globalisation – Where to now?

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

More

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

The insolvency of agents acting as international distributors: implications for banking and finance practitioners

Partner Mark Wilks, Senior Associate David Anthony and Lawyer Fred Jolley consider the implications for financial institutions and insolvency practitioners when an overseas agent become insolvent.

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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

Australia’s FTA with China: Better to grow slowly than to stand still

How will Australian businesses realise the estimated $18 billion of benefits from the FTA?

More

APEC and G20 moving in sync on infrastructure

Are we moving towards a common solution or do we need to find new ways to solve our infrastructure challenges?

More

Germany - Australia's gateway to Europe

What opportunities are there for Australian companies doing business in Germany?

More

China’s tariffs on coal imports are being imposed to Australia’s chagrin but is this a question of throwing stones in glass houses?

Reinstating tariffs on coal provides China with a strong bargaining chip to push Australia to compromise on its treatment of Chinese imports.

More

M&A Review: 2014 mid-year update

As we pass the first half of the calendar year, we have checked in on the state of the public M&A market and here are our top ten findings.

More

Foreign investment in Indonesia: The more things change…

Who are the winners and losers from Indonesia’s new foreign investment regulation?

More

Free trade agreements trigger financial services opportunities for Australia

Australia’s new trade agreements with Japan and Korea will also boost financial services and infrastructure investment in Australia.

More

Trade with Indonesia: Navigating the noodle bowl

Trade between Australia and Indonesia offers much promise but finding your way through the plethora of trade agreements is not simple.

More

The new Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement is an open door for Korean investors, but not in agriculture

KAFTA is a clear signal Australia is open for business.

More

Competition provisions in international trade agreements - The cart before the horse?

Trade negotiations with developing nations must focus on realistic goals.

More

Our Thinking

Mining, agriculture and construction equipment: a new UNIDROIT financing regime is coming

The UNIDROIT MAC protocol will create a new regime for financing mining, agriculture and construction equipment, and may affect a wide range of Australian entities.

Australia’s new modern slavery legislation: UTS LSS Keynote Address

On 4 October 2018, Partner Michael do Rozario delivered a keynote address on Australia’s new modern slavery legislation at the University of Technology Sydney Law Students’ Society Speaker Series II on Modern Slavery.

NSW Modern Slavery Act and Commonwealth Slavery Bill: How will organisations be affected by the reporting requirements?

What will the NSW Modern Slavery Act and the Commonwealth Slavery Bill require of organisations in terms of reporting?

Maximising customer loyalty: getting data protection right in running loyalty schemes

Loyalty programs harvest a vast trove of valuable data and it needs to be protected. A cyber security incident could lose the trust and loyalty of your customers.

A Rebalancing of the Dutch Investment Protection Framework: How will this affect foreign investors?

Proposed changes to the Dutch model bilateral investment treaty (BIT) may have significant implications for existing and future foreign investors seeking to take advantage of the Netherlands’ traditionally generous treaty protections.

Tails will wag on the Belt and Road

The year of the dog signifies a year of caution and prudence. Rather fittingly, we expect a cautious recovery of Chinese outbound investment.

When is a bailment a PPS lease under the PPSA

What actually constitutes a bailment under the Personal Property Securities Act? Mark Wilks, David Anthony and Samuel Murray provide greater clarity on PPS

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation: what Australian businesses need to know

The EU’s privacy and data protection laws will apply beyond its borders and may catch Australian businesses. How will it affect your organisation?

Global Infrastructure: Building Human Capability Around the World

There are three main structural impediments to global infrastructure investment: transparency, consistency and liquidity.

We’re all in this together: some of us more than others

Hamburg shines further light on the divide in global politics.

Laying the foundations: a brighter global future

Governments talk a lot about infrastructure but are slow to act. So, how do we ensure infrastructure meets the world’s future challenges?

The Global High Street: E-commerce is counting the cost of age-old policy

SMEs are exposed to a wealth of opportunities through e-commerce. But governments need to reconsider trade rules which have failed to keep pace with the 21st Century practices.

Bad for Business? The Trump Administration’s sanctions on Iran

How will President Trump’s recent sanctions impact on Australia’s trading relationship with Iran?

Privacy New Year’s Resolution: Updating your privacy policy

Time to review your Privacy Policy? Here’s what you need to consider in an ever-changing technological environment.

Hitting rock bottom and starting to dig: The risk of negative interest rates in Australia

The movement of central banks towards zero and below sends a clear signal to markets – it’s ugly out there.

Global Foreign Direct Investment: What Is New?

On 8 December, Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO participated in a panel session entitled ‘Global FDI: What is New?’ at the BOAO Forum for Asia Melbourne Conference: The Future of Globalisation.

Managing the Complexity of Asian Geopolitics

On 28 November, Corrs Partner and CEO John W.H. Denton AO spoke at the Horasis Asia Meeting on how the region’s many cultural differences can be faced, understood and acknowledged to derive a better future for all.

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.

The insolvency of agents acting as international distributors: implications for banking and finance practitioners

Partner Mark Wilks, Senior Associate David Anthony and Lawyer Fred Jolley consider the implications for financial institutions and insolvency practitioners when an overseas agent become insolvent.

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.

Australia’s FTA with China: Better to grow slowly than to stand still

How will Australian businesses realise the estimated $18 billion of benefits from the FTA?

APEC and G20 moving in sync on infrastructure

Are we moving towards a common solution or do we need to find new ways to solve our infrastructure challenges?

Germany - Australia's gateway to Europe

What opportunities are there for Australian companies doing business in Germany?

China’s tariffs on coal imports are being imposed to Australia’s chagrin but is this a question of throwing stones in glass houses?

Reinstating tariffs on coal provides China with a strong bargaining chip to push Australia to compromise on its treatment of Chinese imports.

M&A Review: 2014 mid-year update

As we pass the first half of the calendar year, we have checked in on the state of the public M&A market and here are our top ten findings.

Foreign investment in Indonesia: The more things change…

Who are the winners and losers from Indonesia’s new foreign investment regulation?

Free trade agreements trigger financial services opportunities for Australia

Australia’s new trade agreements with Japan and Korea will also boost financial services and infrastructure investment in Australia.

Trade with Indonesia: Navigating the noodle bowl

Trade between Australia and Indonesia offers much promise but finding your way through the plethora of trade agreements is not simple.

The new Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement is an open door for Korean investors, but not in agriculture

KAFTA is a clear signal Australia is open for business.

Competition provisions in international trade agreements - The cart before the horse?

Trade negotiations with developing nations must focus on realistic goals.