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Deutsche Bank units sue Spain to enforce $96.3M arbitration award
Energy & Natural Resources January 10, 2020 4:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Two Deutsche Bank subsidiaries have filed Federal Court proceedings against Spain seeking enforcement of a €59.6 million ($96.3 million) award for losses incurred as a […]

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NAB to face $750M in fines from AUSTRAC and ASIC actions, analysts predict
Financial Services January 10, 2020 2:04 pm By Miklos Bolza

National Australia Bank will be hit this year with an estimated $750 million in fines stemming from its fees for no service conduct and potential […]

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High Court’s Chorley ruling dooms Tucker & Cowen partner’s costs bid
Business of Law January 10, 2020 11:30 am By Miklos Bolza

A court has slashed the costs awarded to a Tucker & Cowen name partner in a lawsuit brought by the liquidators of failed fund manager […]

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Aldi’s ‘wholly descriptive’ trade mark for clothing line revoked
Intellectual Property January 10, 2020 5:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Aldi Foods’ trade mark for one of its clothing brands has been revoked, with an IP Australia delegate finding the mark is “wholly descriptive” and […]

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Full Court says Oxworks wrongly awarded extra damages in patent suit
Intellectual Property January 9, 2020 5:14 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Full Federal Court has provided clarity around additional damages in patent cases by reducing the penalties liable to be paid by an Australian fencing […]

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Bankruptcy trustee can rip up agreement giving litigation funder 85%
Restructuring & Insolvency January 9, 2020 2:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has allowed a bankruptcy trustee to drop an “extremely disadvantageous” litigation funding agreement, which provided the funder with an 85 per cent commission, […]

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Elaine Stead hits Nine with defamation suit over Blue Sky coverage
Defamation January 9, 2020 1:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Elaine Stead, venture capitalist and former executive director of doomed fund manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments, has filed defamation proceedings against Nine-owned Fairfax over a […]

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Canberra property developers suffer partial loss in GST class actions
Class Actions January 8, 2020 4:59 pm By Miklos Bolza

The property developers behind two Canberra apartment complexes have been dealt a partial loss in two class actions against them, with a judge finding the […]

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Thomson Geer faces negligence lawsuit over $120M Melbourne car park deal
Business of Law January 7, 2020 1:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Thomson Geer is facing a negligence lawsuit by a commercial property investment firm over advice it gave in relation to a $120 million […]

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Ben Roberts-Smith loses bid for journalists’ sources in defamation case
Defamation January 7, 2020 11:09 am By Miklos Bolza

War veteran Ben Roberts-Smith has been denied access to evidence revealing the identity of confidential sources that leaked information concerning alleged war crimes in Afghanistan […]

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