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Federal Court orders disclosure of class action respondent's insurance policies, affirming a recent trend
Insight 12 Aug 2019

In the Radio Rentals Class Action1, the Federal Court of Australia has ordered - over the objection of an Insurer - that a respondent disclose its insurance policies to the applicant. This decision confirms a recent trend within the ...

Unwrapping recent developments in the food sector
Insight 12 Aug 2019

In this Food Law Bulletin Associates Tiernan Christensen and Nick Li report on some noteworthy developments relevant to the food industry in Australia. Health Star Ratings system under review Most Australian consumers are familiar with ...

Unity of porpoise means no mere aqua-escence in latest Trident decision
Insight 12 Aug 2019

In this Food Law Bulletin The latest appeal decision in a longstanding trade mark feud between US-based seafood giant Trident Seafoods Corporation and Australian company Trident Foods Pty Ltd has eased the burden of establishing ...

Will the Australian food regulator change its tuna?
Insight 12 Aug 2019

In this Food Law Bulletin From milk to meat and from chicken to tuna, the global animal-based food industry has been asking 'what's in a name?' in the context of the policy debate over the regulation of vegan alternatives to animal-based ...

From lab to pasture to plate - amendments to the National Gene Technology Scheme
Insight 12 Aug 2019

As gene technologies advance, regulatory certainty is paramount. The Federal Government has amended the scheme that regulates the release of genetically modified organisms into the environment in a ...

A multi-million dollar question – aggregating claims in class actions
Insight 08 Aug 2019

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has held in Bank of Queensland Limited v AIG Australia Limited1 that, under the terms of a civil liability insurance policy, each Class Member Registration Form in a class action proceeding constituted a ...

Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report calls for sweeping reforms; first ACCC merger authorisation; and the latest on ACCC concerns about the wine industry
Insight 07 Aug 2019

First ACCC Merger Authorisation ASX-listed AP Eagers Limited (AP Eagers) has secured the first merger authorisation from the ACCC under the new laws in relation to its proposed acquisition of ASX-listed Automotive Holdings Group Limited ( ...

PNG accedes to the New York Convention – what will change?
Insight 07 Aug 2019

The Independent State of Papua New Guinea recently acceded to the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, which is likely to increase its attractiveness to foreign investors. However, much ...

Linklaters Insights: Are you ready? – Implications of a no-deal Brexit for UK listed companies
Insight 06 Aug 2019

In this update, our colleagues at Linklaters highlight the impact of Brexit on the prospectus, transparency and market abuse regimes for UK listed companies, if the United Kingdom leaves the EU on or after 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement and transition period (a 'no-deal' Brexit). ...

Propelling city growth: securing the missing benefits of Australia's infrastructure boom
Insight 05 Aug 2019

Australia has a large infrastructure deficit and subsequently, is trying to deliver an unprecedented number of complex projects. ...

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