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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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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.
16 March 2017

Recent developments suggest that the transport sector will be one of the industries most disrupted by the Internet of Things. 

15 February 2017
After years of hype, delay and speculation, on 13 February 2017 the Senate passed the highly anticipated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (‘Bill’) which essentially establishes a mandatory nationwide data breach notification scheme (‘Scheme’).
17 November 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s rehabilitation has continued to cause problems in multiple fields in the shipping world. Whilst there are signs of the dust beginning to settle, parties should be on high alert of their potential exposure. Our latest article examines recent issues and provides an update on the rehabilitation proceedings in Korea.
26 September 2016
On 12th September 2016, the Korean Bankruptcy Court ordered that the original timetable for creditors to report claims and the receiver to submit the Hanjin rehabilitation plan should be revised.
1 September 2016
On 31st August, Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd filed to the Korean Court for court receivership following the withdrawal of credit facilities by banks and other creditors. Hanjin has applied for a protection of assets in the Seoul Central District court.
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