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Regulatory enforcement and governance reforms and their implications

7 min read

In March 2021, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (Royal Commission) handed down its Final Report: Care, Dignity and Respect. Despite the Royal Commission’s recommendations for radical and urgent reform of the sector (see our 2021 Insight), significant change has

Transitional relief extended, but permanent options remain unclear

8 min read

ASIC has extended the transitional Australian financial services (AFS) licensing relief for foreign financial service providers (FFSPs) by another year to 31 March 2024. While this will provide certainty to FFSPs relying on the existing licensing relief for at least another year, FFSPs will wonder

What kind of individual wrongdoing could cause a corporation to be held criminally liable?

6 min read

Australia continues to strengthen and modernise its corporate criminal laws. The impact of a criminal conviction can be severe, with the potential for financial penalties, operational sanctions and considerable damage to a company’s reputation. Below, we explore corporate

How the oil and gas sector can help with understanding the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act

8 min read

In this Insight, we explore how offshore wind developers can understand the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Act 2021 (Cth) (the OEI Act) regulatory regime through looking at the approach already taken by the offshore oil and gas sector.

Consultation draft released

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The Federal Government has released a consultation paper seeking submissions in relation to the most appropriate mechanisms to secure domestic gas supply in Australia. Written submissions (on either a public or confidential basis) are due by 22 August 2022 via the Department of Industry, Science and Resources website.


The latest issues, decisions and proposed changes impacting business and workplace risk

Paid family and domestic violence leave – proposed changes
By Chloe Wilton, Alana Perna and Hannah Jorgensen
In brief
During Parliament’s first sitting period under the new Government, Minister for Employment Tony Burke introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence

Time to assess your product against the revised legal framework

10 min read

Software is increasingly being used both as a medical device and in medical devices. Some of these devices inform clinical decisions. Others are wearable and provide day-to-day health or wellness-related monitoring and reporting functions. The demand for such devices is rapidly growing.

Key factors expected to attract future global investment

7 min read

2021 was a record-breaking year for M&A transactions in Australia across almost all markets, and despite major disruptions caused by the pandemic and international supply shortages, deals within the food and beverage sector remained plentiful.
With ESG front of mind, we take a deep

The latest arbitration news from Australia and abroad

6 min read

In this inaugural Arbitration Insights we look at the amended ICSID rules, recent decisions of the NSW Supreme Court and the Federal Court, and more.

ICSID: Administrative council approves amendment of ICSID rules
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) member states have approved

A reminder of expert witness best practice

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In New Aim Pty Ltd v Leung, the Federal Court of Australia rejected an expert report and oral evidence from a purportedly independent expert witness on the basis that the solicitors who retained the expert had written her report. The decision had adverse consequences for