29 July 2021
Takeovers in the UK: addressing the proliferation of global regulatory approvals – recent changes to the UK's Takeover Code, effective 5 July 2021
The rules in the UK's Takeover Code relating to conditions to an offer and the offer timetable have been amended. The changes align the UK Takeover Panel's treatment of EU and UK merger control conditions with its approach to clearances in other jurisdictions; simplify the offer timetable; and make...
28 July 2021
The Future of Consumer – 2021 APAC predictions
2020 presented a number of significant challenges with Covid-19 accelerating some of the existing trends in the consumer sector – and we expect to see these issues driving some real turning points in 2021, as our Asia-Pacific Consumer team will explore in this series. Trust continues to be a major...
26 July 2021
Bills, Parliamentary reviews, industry consultations… the Australian cyber regulation maze is about to become even more complex
On 13 July, the Government published a discussion paper on potential reforms to make Australia more resilient to cyber security trends. The Government considers that the way to get there is to create stronger incentives for Australian businesses to invest in cyber security. Submissions on the...
21 July 2021
Inside Arbitration - Issue 12
Inside Arbitration is intended to give our clients a personal insight by sharing with you the perspectives of our international arbitration partners from across the globe. Our articles look at the global landscape for disputes and dispute resolution, commenting on regional trends in particular...
21 July 2021
How much detail of potential claims is needed prior to renewal?
When it comes to renewing “claims made and notified” policies (such as D&O insurance and Professional Indemnity), policyholders must be careful to disclose full details of any facts known to them which have the potential to give rise to a claim, otherwise they run the risk of disentitling...
19 July 2021
Full Federal Court gives Epic Games the green light to continue in its Australian proceedings against Apple – implications for competition enforcement
The Epic Games ( Epic ) v Apple proceedings are back in action, with the Full Court overturning the primary judge’s stay of the proceedings.
15 July 2021
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Podcasts
Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space covering areas such as underpayment compliance, annualised salary provisions, industrial manslaughter laws and what key...
15 July 2021
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Webinars
In case you missed it, you can access our previous Employment & IR briefing and Safety Leadership Series webinars below. Join our expert briefings for the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space. In these short sessions,...
09 July 2021
Consultation paper released on financial services licensing exemptions for foreign financial service providers
Background to the consultation paper In the Federal budget delivered on 11 May 2021, the Federal Government announced a U-turn in relation to the proposed cessation of the existing licensing exemptions for foreign financial service providers ( FFSPs ), declaring that the Federal Government: would...
07 July 2021
Amendments to the General Insurance Code of Practice – Will they achieve a more policyholder-friendly approach by insurers?
The new General Insurance Code of Practice came into effect on 1 July 2021, amending the 2015 version which was first introduced in 1994. The changes have been introduced following an industry-wide review and have the stated aim of strengthening policyholders’ rights.
30 September 2021
ASIC’s views on stub equity: one year into new rules
One year after adopting new rules for stub equity scrip consideration in takeovers and schemes, ASIC has emphasised its view that target directors and experts should be including a recommendation or opinion on stub equity scrip consideration or giving reasons why no opinion is provided.
29 September 2021
Pensions Regulator issues final policy on enforcing pensions criminal offences
The Pensions Regulator has today published its final policy on investigating and prosecuting the new pensions criminal offences of causing a material detriment to a defined benefit ( DB ) pension scheme and avoiding an employer debt, which come into force on 1 October 2021. Following criticism that...
23 September 2021
Remote/Controlled = The new trust equation
Radical upheavals in working life are taking hold at a global level as remote and hybrid working leave lasting changes across industries in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In response, employers are more inclined to advocate about geopolitical and social issues, use technology to manage and...
22 September 2021
UPC: Jurisdiction and "opt-out"
Once the Unified Patent Court (UPC) comes into effect, and after the transitional period of 7 years (at least), the court system will have exclusive jurisdiction over UPs and all EPs designated to participating EU Member States (unless these EPs have been opted out of its jurisdiction). The UPC...
17 September 2021
The Unified patent court and unitary patent – Introduction
A new patent right and patent enforcement system is coming for patent protection in the Europe which the new court's Preparatory Committee states is likely to start mid-2022. There are two main elements: A Unified Patent Court ( UPC ) which will have jurisdiction over all European patents (current...
15 September 2021
Reckitt Benckiser puts a Finish (for now) to competitor’s launch of dishwashing tablets
Businesses launching a new brand in the Australian market need to consider the competitive landscape of existing brands, and the risk of a competitor seeking an urgent interim injunction against them, if they stray too close to an existing registered trade mark.