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Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm

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Insights

View our latest publications, articles, case reviews and events.

Publications

20 April 2016
We are delighted to publish a quick guideline and comparison chart on Data Privacy principles in different APAC jurisdictions.
29 February 2016
Welcome to the latest edition of Shipping and Commodities Brief.
5 February 2016
Welcome to the first edition of London Market Brief.

Articles

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.

Case reviews

24/10/2017
The Federal Court has recently held that a number of terms used by JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd (JJ Richards) in their standard terms and conditions (T&Cs) with small businesses are unfair, and therefore void under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).  
19 April 2017
The NSW Court of Appeal (“NSWCA”) recently delivered a decision which identifies some key factors to consider when resolving ambiguities in insurance contracts. The decision, Zhang v ROC Services (NSW) Pty Ltd [2016] NSWCA 370, emphasises the proper use of punctuation and the importance of precision in drafting.
17 November 2016
Does the Australian Court of Appeal’s interpretation of “unlikely ever” in a Permanent Total Disablement insurance policy claim suggest that the English courts might also veer away from the mathematical “probability test” approach?
 

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