Mondaq Australia: Corporate/Commercial Law
Clyde & Co
Directors and officers have a wide range of statutory and common law duties and obligations. They include the following:
ClarkeKann Lawyers
This article looks at the enforceability of automatic renewal clauses in light of the unfair contract terms regime.
Courts will look behind a contract if they believe false or misleading information was provided to induce the sale.
Following the decision to list on the ASX, there are a number of steps that a company must take before it can list. Both the Corporations Act and the ASX Listing Rules set out the requirements that must be met.
Marque Lawyers
Questions are being raised on corporate governance, the role of boards and their responsibility towards stakeholders.
McCullough Robertson
The ASX Corporate Governance Council has opened public consultation to update its "Principles and Recommendations".
Holding Redlich
Article discusses key takeaways of the federal budget from a corporate and commercial perspective. .
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
A detailed factual enquiry is required whenever parties seek to establish fiduciary obligations within a joint venture.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
"Unclaimed money" can result from people moving residences or changing employment and not updating their details.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
These aspects must be implemented to effectively and proactively transfer a business from a sole trader to a company.
Kemp Strang Lawyers
An 'Initial Coin Offering' is the new venture capital funding tool, where a company exchanges crypto currency for money.
McCullough Robertson
Both parties to a contract must fully understand the assets and commitments the subject of the proposed transaction.
Holding Redlich
Parties should review existing agreements, especially standard form contracts, to ensure the enforceability of the terms.
Hunt & Hunt
If merging with another business, there is a lot to consider and you need to plan very carefully to avoid the risks.
The Corporations Amendment (Asia Region Funds Passport) Bill 2018 (Cth) was introduced to the Australian Parliament on 28 March 2018 as part of Australia's commitment to joining the Asia Region Funds Passport.
McCullough Robertson
Businesses should also secure trade mark protection because registration does not provide exclusive rights in the name.
Barraket Stanton
This recent NSW decision provided some clarity as to the use of electronic signatures in executing business documents.
Holman Webb
A charitable fundraising and donations policy and charity pack, which complies with legal requirements, is recommended.
DWF (Australia)
Any imbalance in power between the parties weighs against arbitration clauses when offered on a standard form basis.
Surry Partners
The NSW Court of Appeal recently clarified contractual interpretation principles regarding ambiguity of terms. clarified.
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Resource companies are failing to adequately compensate for the disruption to the business activities of the landowner.
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PBAs are trust accounts, intended to protect down the line subcontractors from the insolvency of up the line contractors.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
Section 588FDA of the Corporations Act provided that it was voidable as an unreasonable director-related transaction.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Businesses should regularly review their insurance policies and consider the scope of cover and existing policy limits.
An ICO is a fundraising mechanism using blockchain technology (bitcoin or ether) to sell tokens to fund new projects.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The Unfair Contract Regime may become useful for people to avoid certain clauses in a lease because they are unfair.
What is modern slavery and what should businesses do to address it and prevent it happening in their supply chains?
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Companies should review business-to-business standard form contracts for compliance with unfair contract terms changes.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
A wide variety of grants and funding programs can assist start-ups and businesses develop and commercialise their IP.
Clyde & Co
Drones are without doubt one of the hot topics in insurance and aviation circles, and the fast developing nature of the industry presents challenges for operators, insurers and regulators alike.
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