Australia

Australia: Modern Slavery Update: One Regime Starts, Another Stops

Let's first deal with the "stop" in New South Wales.The NSW Government has deferred the commencement of its Modern Slavery Act. The Special Minister...

Australia: Looking over Defense – June 2019

Click here to read publication. This edition of the newsletter examines topical issues relevant to the defence and space industries, including ethical considerations for artificial...

Australia: ACCC Guidance on Gun-Jumping Risks

After successfully prosecuting the first penalty for gun-jumping in Australia earlier this year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently released a...

US Securities and Exchange Commission Framework to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

In recent years, following the launch of the Bitcoin network, offers of digital assets have been made to investors in the United States. Historically,...

Australia: Climate Change Risk and Opportunities

In 2015, Vicinity Centres—a leading Australian real estate group with holdings that include Sydney's Queen Victoria Building, along with iconic buildings in other major cities—began...

Australia: New Queensland Solar Farm Regulations Change the Way Solar Farms Are to be...

On 13 May 2019, new regulations governing the commercial installation of solar panels on all Queensland solar farms came into force. What are the regulations? The new...

Australia: It’s Time to Get Efficient, Honest and Fair. Or Else.

On 12 March 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Strengthening Corporate And Financial Sector Penalties) Act 2019 received assent after passing both houses of Parliament....

Global Legal Guide for Luxury & Fashion Companies

Despite geopolitical shifts, uncertainty and various factors that seem to affect numerous sectors, the global luxury and fashion industry has tripled in the last...

Australian Parliament passes Whistleblowing Bill

On 19 February 2019 the House of Representatives passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 (the Bill). Although the Bill is...

Asia Pacific Competition Quarterly Newsletter, November 2018 edition

Australia brings fourth criminal cartel prosecution and first gun-jumping case By Georgina Foster, Anita Thompson and Anthea BurtonIn June 2018, following a two-year investigation by...

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