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Happy hour for winemaker as ACCC tentatively OKs Deliveroo deal
Competition & Consumer Protection October 27, 2017 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Family-owned Taylor Wines won the interim OK from the competition watchdog to jointly promote the sale of wine through food delivery site Deliveroo with competing […]

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ACCC to review $1.3B milk merger
Competition & Consumer Protection October 27, 2017 11:52 am By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will review the proposed $1.3 billion sale of milk processor Murray Goulburn Cooperative to Canada’s dairy giant, Saputo. The […]

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Commission calls for product safety law overhaul
Competition & Consumer Protection October 25, 2017 1:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A new report calls for an overhaul of mandatory product standards, saying reforms would increase competition and lead to annual savings of $350 million. In […]

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White & Case celebrates Down Under as litigation cloud lifts
Business of Law October 20, 2017 9:38 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Five months after settling litigation with Herbert Smith Freehills over the poaching of eight partners — and just one month after the settlement’s anti-poaching restrictions […]

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IP Australia grounds coffee pod patent
Intellectual Property February 26, 2018 2:50 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Australian company Vittoria Food & Beverage has won its challenge to a patent application for a coffee pod system filed by a unit of global […]

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ASIC bans life insurance adviser for 5 years
Financial Services February 23, 2018 8:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has banned a financial adviser for five years for failing to act in his clients’ best interests, the second […]

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Westpac faces new claim in life insurance class action
Class Actions February 23, 2018 8:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Westpac was responsible for the conduct of its in-house financial planner, who allegedly overcharged the bank’s own customers with excess premiums on life insurance, class […]

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Norton Rose dispute with ex-partner heads to mediation
Employment February 22, 2018 8:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A bitter court battle over the firing of a Norton Rose Fulbright employment partner in which the firm admitted it retroactively signed and dated a […]

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Slater & Gordon slams letter in union merger bid
Employment February 21, 2018 8:54 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Slater and Gordon lawyer representing three unions seeking Fair Work Commission approval for a proposed tie-up, has slammed an “urgent” email from counsel at […]

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S&P settles Lifeplan class action over CDOs ratings
Class Actions February 20, 2018 12:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

S&P Global Ratings has reached a settlement in an Australian class action by investors who bought collateralised debt obligations rated healthy by the U.S. credit […]

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