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As the climate changes, are listed-companies’ disclosure obligations changing?
Expert Insights 2020-08-17 4:56 pm By

Late last year, the Supreme Court of New York threw out a case brought by the Attorney General against ExxonMobil concerning allegations of securities fraud […]

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A class act: how the parliamentary inquiry into continuous disclosure obligations might bring lasting reform
Expert Insights 2020-08-06 9:34 pm By

Recent (temporary) reforms to our continuous disclosure regime provide welcome checks and balances for companies and directors. The current Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into our class […]

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Class actions are good for our markets – just ask the investors
Expert Insights 2020-07-21 12:01 pm By

No company wants to face a class action from its own shareholders. They are disruptive, time-consuming, reputation-shredding and expensive – potentially very expensive. Fortunately, there […]

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Businesses rush to register COVID-19 trade marks, and not all are doomed to fail
Expert Insights 2020-05-13 2:41 pm By Editor

From a hand sanitiser called Covidfighter to delivery services branded The Quarantine Concierge, the coronavirus pandemic has led to numerous trade mark applications to IP […]

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Technology: The key to the future of class actions
Expert Insights 2020-06-02 4:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

What do recent developments in the Australian class actions space including the apparent end to common funder orders (CFOs), proposed contingency fees in Victoria, the […]

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COVID-19: Facing the risk of class actions
Expert Insights 2020-04-08 11:48 am By

It has not taken long. Media reports of lawyers investigating potential class actions in connection with the Ruby Princess debacle will not be the last […]

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Litigation funding: A source of finance when liquidity is tight (and cash is king)
Expert Insights 2020-04-09 9:53 pm By

COVID-19 & unchartered waters Many companies are entering unchartered waters with COVID-19 as the virus has a catastrophic effect on global economies and thus many […]

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Rokt shows innovation in computer tech needed to cross patentability threshold
Intellectual Property 2020-05-29 8:38 pm By Christine Caulfield

In its recent decision, the Federal Court has confirmed that schemes are not patentable merely because they are “new and ingenious” and are implemented using […]

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Has the court gone too far? Lessons from Celeste Barber’s Bushfire fundraising campaign
Expert Insights 2020-05-28 3:59 pm By

The Supreme Court of NSW ruled this week on how the NSW Rural Fire Service Brigades Donations Fund (NSW RFS Fund) can spend the $51.3M […]

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Permanent confusion about casuals
Expert Insights 2020-05-22 4:23 pm By

Uncertainty continues to haunt casual employment after WorkPac lost its bid to have the Federal Court reconsider the Court’s earlier Skene decision[1], viewed through the lens of […]

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