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High Court decides: liquidators of insolvent landlords can disclaim leases with the effect of extinguishing the tenant’s leasehold interest
In Willmott Growers Group Inc v Willmott Forests Limited, the majority of the High Court upheld the Victorian Court of Appeal’s conclusion that the liquidators of an insolvent landlord can disclaim a lease.
Queensland recently brought an interlocutory application seeking a declaration that its laws were valid until a court finally determined otherwise.
In a surprising move, treasurer Hockey has ruled against the proposed acquisition by US company Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) of Graincorp Limited (Graincorp).
The transitional arrangements that will apply once legislative amendments to the overlapping tenure framework are introduced in mid-2014 have been confirmed.
Superannuation discussion paper released addressing regulation, governance, transparency and competition
The Commonwealth assistant treasurer has released a discussion paper, Better regulation and governance, enhanced transparency and improved competition in superannuation, for public consultation.
The Court of Appeal has recast the guidance concerning the circumstances in which the English Court should stay patent proceedings before pending the outcome of related EPO proceedings.
Talks took place in Geneva between Iran and high level delegates from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and China, facilitated by the European Union.
The Queensland government introduced the Regional Planning Interests Bill late last week.
The Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Bill 2013 has now been passed and will come into effect on a day to be appointed by proclamation.
The Queensland government has released the Property Occupations Bill 2013, which is expected to address property industry concerns about contract disclosures.
Sixteen years after the Wallis Inquiry, Australia is again embarking on a new Financial System Inquiry (FSI).
It has been more than three years since the Financial Conduct Authority brought into effect its ‘new’ penalties regime for regulatory misconduct.
At the end of October, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress finalised the third draft of amendments to China’s Environmental Protection Law.
Generic top-level domain (gTLD) is one of the top-level domains (TLD) managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
Through new legislation, we can read the the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s attitude regarding path selection on the reform of the asset-management business.
China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: review of merger control and merger remedies regime in China from 2008–13
This article presents an overview of the merger control regime, in particular the merger remedies regime in China from the perspective of practitioners.
According to statistics released by China’s Ministry of Commerce, Chinese outbound investment will continue its robust upward trend during the latter half of 2013.
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is proposing to adopt a simplified principles-based approach to prudential regulation of the Australian securitisation market.
The Bank of International Settlements recently reported that renminbi (RMB) had for the first time become one of the top 10 most-traded international currencies.
Registration fees and levies under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Cth) (OPGGS Act) have recently undergone changes.