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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...

Foreign investment regulation in Australia

19 February 2018


While the Australian Government generally welcomes foreign investment, certain types of investment proposals may be susceptible to review or require prior approval. On 1 December 2015 a new inbound foreign investment regime came into force which repealed and replaced...

Rwanda – Where minority shareholders have a major right

19 January 2018


On 31 May 2017, Rwanda gazetted the highly anticipated Law No 27/2017 Governing Companies (the Companies Act), overhauling the regime regulating companies in Rwanda. Tucked within the act at section 4 of Chapter 9 is a relatively short set of provisions, rather...