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Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm


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22 February 2018

On 22 February 2018, Australia became the latest country to introduce a mandatory data breach notification law.

11 January 2018
The coming into effect of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will introduce important changes requiring greater vigilance over compliance if fines are to be avoided.
15 December 2017
On 7 December 2017 the Court of Appeal of NSW handed down its judgment in Goode v Angland [2017], in which it unanimously dismissed the appeal against the decision of Harrison J (Goode v Angland [2016]). This judgment sets up an important precedent which will be of great use to various professional sports organisations and leagues, as well as their insurers, when defending claims arising from injuries suffered by professional sports players.
12 December 2017
The EU's new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect in May 2018 but its impact is not limited to European businesses. Australian businesses with European customers or staff may be affected too.
30 November 2017
On 14 November, Kennedys were thrilled to host two inspirational female leaders from the London market. Dawn Miller (CEO of AXA Insurance Company) and Mary O’Connor (Head of Client, Industry and Business Development Global Head of Financial Institutions, Willis Towers Watson) participated in our second ‘Women in Insurance’ event, hosted in London by Kennedys’ partner Suzanne Liversidge.
2 November 2017
Sports-related head trauma litigation is becoming increasingly widespread in certain jurisdictions. Countries such as the USA and Australia have seen a spike in individual and class action lawsuits by former professional, amateur and youth athletes against various institutional defendants, including professional sports leagues, university sports organizations, individual professional sports franchises, medical providers, and manufacturers of sports equipment (among others).
10 October 2017
There have been growing concerns among some media commentators that the defamation laws in Australia are a major threat to freedom of speech and are out of step with other common law countries.
20 June 2017
Australian company directors may soon have the comfort of a ‘safe harbour’ exclusion to the insolvent trading provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 if proposed amendments, introduced into parliament on 1 June, are passed.
16 June 2017
On 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain severed diplomatic and trade ties with Qatar.
1 June 2017
As home and business owners from the Whitsunday Islands to the New South Wales border in Australia tried to fathom the extent of damage done by Cyclone Debbie and her aftermath in March this year, insurance actuaries and claims handlers the world over were trying to calculate their ultimate exposure. All interested parties could be forgiven for wondering whether policy wordings – largely unchanged since the Queensland Floods of 2008 and 2011/12, and the Thai Floods of 2013 – would be fit for providing appropriate indemnities.
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