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Great Southern investor’s fight over enforceability of Bendigo Bank loan revived on appeal
Class Actions February 19, 2020 3:26 pm By Christine Caulfield

Two investors in failed Great Southern Group managed investment schemes have lost their latest appeal over a controversial class action settlement deed that allowed Bendigo […]

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Caterpillar wins latest fight over ‘cat’ trade marks
Intellectual Property February 19, 2020 11:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

Caterpillar has scored a victory in one of several legal challenges the construction equipment manufacturer has launched to protect its ‘cat’ trade marks, successfully opposing […]

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Baker McKenzie lures King & Wood Mallesons special counsel for banking practice
People In The News February 19, 2020 10:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

Baker McKenzie has nabbed former King & Wood Mallesons special counsel Charlie Detmold for the law firm’s key banking and finance practice in Melbourne. Detmold […]

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Judge should be commended for ‘judicial economy’, Pacific National tells court in ACCC appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection February 18, 2020 2:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Pacific National has defended a decision by a judge to accept an undertaking and rule against the ACCC in its competition case over the rail […]

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Class action lawyer, funder Mark Elliott dies in vehicle accident
Class Actions February 18, 2020 10:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Melbourne-based class action lawyer and litigation funder Mark Elliott has reportedly died in a vehicle accident on his farm in Flinders, Victoria. Elliott, 58, who […]

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Liquidator of collapsed start-up Appster wants to grill founders, KPMG partner
Restructuring & Insolvency February 18, 2020 2:54 pm By Christine Caulfield

The liquidator of collapsed app-development firm Appster has filed examination proceedings against the company’s founders and auditor ahead of possible legal action for allegedy trading […]

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Judge overstepped in accepting Pacific National undertaking, ACCC tells appeals court
Competition & Consumer Protection February 17, 2020 4:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The judge who dismissed the ACCC’s challenge to Pacific National’s acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland had no power to accept an undertaking […]

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Ex-Bellamy’s director Jan Cameron faces criminal charges over share disclosures
White Collar February 14, 2020 10:26 am By Christine Caulfield

Former Bellamy’s Australia director Jan Cameron has been charged by prosecutors after an ASIC investigation over her alleged failure to disclose her substantial stake in […]

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Bunnings’ deal with Adelaide Tools under scrutiny by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 14, 2020 11:15 am By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has raised concerns that the proposed tie-up of hardware store giant Bunnings Warehouse and family-owned Adelaide Tools and Oaklands Mower Centre will stifle […]

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Judge clears $15B Vodafone, TPG deal in latest merger challenge loss for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection February 13, 2020 11:21 am By Christine Caulfield

Vodafone has won its case against the ACCC over its proposed merger with rival telecommunications company TPG, with a judge ruling the tie-up would not […]

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