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Full Federal Court rules that partly ‘aspirational’ grievance policy was contractual and criticises company's investigation
This decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court is another sharp reminder to employers about the need to ensure their policies do not inadvertently become contractual.
The Federal Court of Australia announced two further decisions that provide additional guidance to parties to a patent licence.
The BEPS Action Plan sets out 15 actions and further work required to counteract the methods of base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) used by multinational companies.
Companies operating in Australia must be aware of the increasingly complex list of restricted products and international sanctions or risk major penalities.
Australian appliances manufacturer Fisher & Paykel has been fined for misleading customers over extended warranties. Here’s how to stay on the right side of the law.
On 19 January 2015, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) published the draft PRC Foreign Investment Law (the ‘Draft’) along with an explanation paper, and called for opinions from the public.
This briefing sets out some high level issues to consider on a global M&A deal where the target is an Australian company or business or where downstream Australian subsidiaries are involved.
In this article, partner Karen Payne and senior associate Vasuki Sivaloganathan of Minter Ellison outline some important tax-related tasks for your business this year.
The Federal Court of Australia has announced two decisions that provide additional guidance to parties to a patent licence.
Australian government seeking more efficient delivery of public sector functions through contestability
On Monday 15 December the Australian government announced its ‘Efficiency through Contestability Programme’, as part of the mid-year economic and financial outlook.
The federal government has confirmed there will be ‘single-sided’ reporting for Phase 3B entities.
There were a number of court decisions in Hong Kong this year that continue to demonstrate the court’s non-interventionist pro-arbitration approach.
This article outlines the draft guidelines and briefly looks at issues of specific concern to the construction industry in Hong Kong.
Judicial interpretation of the term ‘practical completion’ has settled its academic meaning but how it should apply in practice is far from certain.
Sometimes when an employer discovers a building defect, it would not be worthwhile for the employer to sue because the main contractor may not have the means to pay the awarded sum.
Following the Wein Review, the new Franchising Code of Conduct has been released and, assuming it is enacted, will take effect on 1 January 2015.
In November 2013, ASIC announced a review of its regulatory guide and class order for employee incentive schemes in the form of ASIC consultation paper CP 218.
The draft CPR report proposed establishing a new body to provide leadership and drive implementation of the evolving competition policy agenda.
High Court decision: the implied term of trust and confidence in employment contracts is not part of Australian law
Commonwealth Bank of Australia v Barker is a landmark decision — resolving the vexed issue of the existence and application of the implied term.
A common misconception for higher-education institutions is that tax is not an issue because they are charitable not-for-profits and therefore tax exempt.