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21 November 2017
Sydney: Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) on the sale of 111.8 million shares in Australian Oil and Gas company Woodside. At approximately AU$3.5 billion, the sale represents 100% of Shell's interest in Woodside...
17 November 2017
On 6 November 2017 significant changes to Australia's competition laws commenced, that is, the legislative response to the key recommendations of the 2015 Competition Policy Review (Harper Review). This update provides an overview of the key changes to the...
14 November 2017
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised a consortium led by Shanghai Ground Food Tech Company (Ground Food) on its purchase of Western Australia based dairy group Brownes. Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed Ground Food is one of the biggest cheese...
7 November 2017
After 10 months of operation, Australia's regulatory sandbox is entering a new phase. The sandbox provides a "lighter touch" regulatory environment to allow fintech businesses additional flexibility when they are still at the stage of testing their...
1 November 2017
Events over the past 18 months have put trade at the centre of international economic diplomacy and may potentially lead to dramatic shifts in the global trade order.
19 October 2017
Key points of interest include the following: In China, MOFCOM's caseload continues to rise – 107 decisions, which is 24% up on the same quarter last year. MOFCOM also took its second conditional decision of 2017 - Brocade's acquisition of...
13 October 2017
This week the Australian Government (Government) released an exposure draft of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) and associated Security of Critical Infrastructure Rules 2017 (the Rules) which seek to manage national security...
9 October 2017
The Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land (the Agricultural Land Register) was established in 2015 under the Register of Foreign Ownership of Water or Agricultural Land Act 2015 (the Act) as part of the wider package of reforms to Australia's foreign...
22 September 2017
The Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017 (Cth) (BSA Bill), which will remove some of Australia's outdated media ownership laws, was passed by the Senate on 14 September 2017. The BSA Bill has now returned to the House of...
21 September 2017
On 1 September 2017, the remaining tranche of the Government's insolvency law reform package, the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth) (ILRA), took effect. The ILRA comprises the most significant developments to Australian insolvency law in 20 years.