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Federal Court imposes $34.5 million penalty on shipping cartel participant; ACCC commences inquiry into Murray Darling basin; and Europcar fined for excessive card surcharges
Insight 23 Aug 2019

Shipping company K-Line docked $34.5 million for cartel conduct The largest criminal fine ever awarded under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (the CCA ) has been imposed on global shippi ...

Treasurer's 'Roadmap' more a reminder than an explainer
Insight 19 Aug 2019

Partner The Treasurer, the Honourable Josh Frydenberg, released the Government's 'Implementation Roadmap' today to 'provide clarity and certainty' about the Government's ongoing work to implement the recommendations of the Royal ...

Does that raise a question of the criminal law?
Insight 15 Aug 2019

During Royal Commission hearings last year, Commissioner Hayne ominously asked one witness: Does that raise a question of the criminal law? We examine this question, which is one that financial ...

ASIC's product intervention power – time to permanently retire a furphy?
Insight 13 Aug 2019

Three consultation papers released by ASIC in recent times are far more interesting for what they reveal about whether the newly-minted product intervention power was really needed in the first ...

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

In the Radio Rentals Class Action 1 , the Federal Court of Australia has ordered - over the objection of an Insurer - that a respondent disclose its insurance policies to the applicant. This decisi ...

Use of your own name must be in good faith
Insight 12 Aug 2019

Even where a family business is making use of its own surname, trade mark infringement and passing off are likely to be found where the conduct is not in good faith and has caused actual confusion. ...

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

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 ...

Unwrapping recent developments in the food sector
Insight 12 Aug 2019

Associates Tiernan Christensen and Nick Li report on some noteworthy developments relevant to the food industry in Australia. ...

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 ...

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