IP piracy – the Australian experience

In April 2015, Perram J of the Federal Court of Australia made orders requiring a number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to provide Dallas Buyers Club LLC (DBC) with the details of over 4,000 account holders who DBC had purportedly identified as having engaged in unauthorised downloading of the Dallas Buyers Club movie. This article … Read more

Automotive regulatory update – April

Welcome to the April 2016 HWL Ebsworth Automotive Industry Group – Regulatory Update. HWL Ebsworth seeks to keep you updated with the changing automotive industry environment across new legislation, developing policy and pertinent case law developments. This Update provides essential information for those wanting to stay abreast of the challenges and issues facing the automotive industry, especially … Read more

Guidance on how purchasers should exercise their cooling off rights: Tan v Russell [2016] VSC 93

A recent decision in the Supreme Court of Victoria has made it clear that real estate agents do not have authority to receive notices of termination when purchasers seek to exercise their cooling off rights, unless otherwise authorised to receive such notices. The facts The case concerned the purchase of a residential property in Melbourne … Read more

HWL Ebsworth acts on sale of Australian pastoral empire

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is advising S Kidman & Co Limited, Australia’s largest private landholder, on the sale of the company to a consortium comprising Dakang Australia Holdings Pty Ltd (Dakang Australia) and ASX-listed Australian Rural Capital Ltd (ARC). The transaction is being led by Jamie Restas (National Head of Commercial team) out of the firm’s … Read more

15th Edition – National Insolvency & Reconstruction Quarterly Review

Welcome to the 15th Edition of our National Insolvency & Reconstruction Quarterly Review for the period 1 January 2016 – 31 March 2016. In this edition we explore the following topics: The continuing importance of remuneration proportionality and the relevance of control and complexity in assessing time-based remuneration – in the matter of Wine National … Read more