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A recent Victorian Supreme Court decision has held that where a dispute resolution clause is uncertain it will not be enforceable.
What you need to know about the proposed new edition of ASX’s ‘Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations’ and associated changes to ASX Listing Rules
ASX is consulting on a two-staged update to its corporate governance policies. Two consultation papers have been released, with the consultation period for both closing on 15 November 2013.
The Haifu Case caused the private equity industry consternation until a clarifying judgment from the Supreme People’s Court of China in December 2012.
Insights on drafting pharmaceutical patents from the Supreme People’s Court’s Annual Report of Intellectual Property Cases
In April 2013, the Supreme People’s Court issued the Annual Report of Intellectual Property Cases, which included 34 typical intellectual property and competition cases.
PRC law sets forth specific requirements for individuals who serve as arbitrators in China.
It has been common practice for a multinational company to dispatch expatriate employees to its affiliated enterprise in China to hold technical positions.
Appeal of infringement dispute of patent for invention on one of the 2012 Top 50 Typical Cases of Intellectual Property Protection in Chinese Courts
In April 2013, the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC released the 2012 Top 50 Typical Cases of Intellectual Property Protection in Chinese Courts.
In a construction context, arbitration is a common dispute-resolution mechanism agreed to by parties to resolve disputes arising under their contract.
The Full Federal Court has unanimously upheld ASIC’s appeal against the approval of the settlement of the Storm Financial class action against Macquarie.
The PGPA Act, passed on 29 June 2013, will, when it commences, consolidate the two financial management frameworks established for Commonwealth activities.
A majority of the Full Federal Court has concluded that there is an implied term of mutual trust and confidence in all Australian employment contracts.
The Queensland Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in BM Alliance Coal Operations Pty Ltd v BGC Contracting Pty Ltd & Ors  QSC 67.
The Commercial Arbitration Act 2012 (WA) came into force in Western Australia on 7 August 2013. It replaces the Commercial Arbitration Act 1984 (WA).
The Queensland Supreme Court has ruled that mining leases are not ‘land’ for the purposes of section 10(1) of BCIPA.
FIRB has issued a press release announcing changes to the exemption provided under the regulations for small interests in Australian urban land trust estates.
This article considers what the NSW Court of Appeal’s decision on the operation of s 6 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1946 may mean for advancement of legal costs on appeal.
Option to renew contract of services containing restraint cause validly exercised, celebrity barred from engaging with competitor
The Supreme Court of New South Wales has enforced a contract of services between a television network and a celebrity talent judge to prevent the celebrity from working for a competing network.
In this decision, recently retired Justice Gray of the Federal Court of Australia found that the selection of an academic for redundancy was unlawful adverse action...
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has found an employer’s continuing unreasonable refusal of an employee’s request to work part time was ‘inimical’ conduct constituting constructive dismissal.
This recent decision considers the vexed question of when a worker may be classified as an independent contractor.