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Creating a Modern Commercial Law Firm and a Healthy Workplace

James talks to Beyond Billables about building a modern law firm that seeks to challenge and evolve traditional paradigms, through agility and innovation, and creating a healthy, happy and vibrant work environment. Listen to the podcast here…

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Corporate Law Update: High Court Sounds a Warning to Directors Providing Financial Assistance to Shareholders

Following a recent High Court case, companies should be aware of adopting too narrow an interpretation of the “financial assistance” provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Not fully apprehending the scope of interpretation of “financial assistance” can result in breaches attracting heavy fines and imprisonment.

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IP Rights Holders beware! Changes to Competition Laws

The repeal of the so-called “IP exemption” from the Competition and Consumer Act could significantly impact commercial dealings in IP rights. Businesses involved in commercialising IP need to review their agreements to ensure compliance before the amendment takes effect on 13 September 2019.

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The Power of the Platform: ACCC Takes Aim at Facebook & Google

In June 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (‘ACCC’) released its’ final report from the Digital Platforms Inquiry (‘Inquiry’). The Inquiry was established to conduct research into and make recommendations about the impact of digital media platforms’ business models on Australian consumers and marketplace competition.

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