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When you can’t let the dogs out – agreements that bite

Des Hasler was sacked as coach of the Canterbury Bulldogs Rugby League team on 19 September 2017. In April 2017 it was reported that Hasler and the Bulldogs had agreed to a two year extension to Hasler’s coaching contract. Or did they?

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SEO and IP – grabbing eyeballs using someone else’s good looks

Making sure your business can be found easily on the World Wide Web is big business. Search engines like Google are constantly changing who they put first, second, third, and one millionth in their search results. How high a business ranks depends on how it attracts the attention of Google’s algorithms.

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Directors’ duties – more than just good management

Directors play a central role in the management of a company and are therefore pivotal to its growth and success.  In addition to the day-to-day duties associated with operating and managing the business of a company, it is important that directors also understand the legal duties and obligations associated with their appointment.

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Land resumption in Queensland – profit from loss

There are several major infrastructure projects on the cards for Queensland. High priority State projects include the Cross River Rail and the Ipswich Motorway upgrades – both on the Australian Government’s recently revised Infrastructure Priority List. 

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Why take the risk? Warranty and indemnity insurance in M&A transactions in Australia

Australian M&A activity has had a solid start in 2017, with Mergermarket reporting 107 deals amounting to $28.3bn in value in Q1, up more than 50% in value compared to the same period last year.  But in an uncertain world, it is crucial for buyers and sellers to limit their risk exposure when entering M&A transactions. 

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Not cleared for take-off – High Court redefines agency relationships

The High Court of Australia recently handed down its highly anticipated decision in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Flight Centre Travel Group Ltd [2016] HCA 49.

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Cartel hunters – the ACCC is fishing with a wide net

The idea of “cartels” is not normally associated with businesses that engage in the provision of lawful goods or services, however the priorities of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (known as the ACCC) suggest otherwise. 

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Honesty in social media – industry rules will influence legal standards

In social media, it is sometimes hard to work out whether information about a product or service is genuinely the opinion of a third party, or whether it has been encouraged or positioned by an undisclosed advertiser. 

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Mergers, acquisitions and Australia’s competition watchdog

Mergers and acquisitions play an important role in the economy, allowing companies to take advantage of synergies to achieve business efficiency, build expertise and services, and diversify risk. At the same time, consumers benefit from maintaining and encouraging healthy competition between businesses selling goods and services to ensure that prices remain affordable.

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Tell me what happened – data breach disclosure now mandatory

Australian persons – whether corporate or individual – and Australian government agencies will soon have to shoulder new responsibilities for a data breach occurring anywhere in the world. On 13 February the Government passed new laws said to constitute “some of the most stringent disclosure laws in the world”.1

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