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Initial coin offerings – asking the right regulatory questions

3 May 2018


Initial coin offerings or ICOs are growing rapidly. Essentially a method of crowdfunding facilitated through blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, ICOs are reported to have raised almost $10 billion globally from the start of 2017 despite being denounced...

Australian consumer protection law gets serious

2 March 2018


In August 2017, Consumer Affairs Ministers agreed to reforms to improve the operation of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). In response, the Government recently released exposure draft legislation and accompanying explanatory materials reflecting the agreed reforms. The...

Not enough dirty laundry: ACCC fails against Cussons

26 February 2018


On 22 December 2017, the Federal Court dismissed the proceedings by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) against PZ Cussons Australia Pty Ltd (Cussons) for alleged cartel conduct also involving Unilever and Colgate in respect of the supply...