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Terms and Conditions for Sale of Goods/Incoterms® 2020 and Vienna Convention

January 21, 2021

INCOTERMS® 2020 came into effect on 1 January 2020, so have now been operative for over a year. These do not replace INCOTERMS® 2010,...

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King Reigns All: High Court Decides Holding Companies May Be Held Accountable for Subsidiary Company Actions

December 17, 2020

The High Court of Australia decision broadens section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001 interpretation, meaning that potentially anyone can be considered an...

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COVID-19: Companies Given the Temporary Right to E-Sign Agreements

June 9, 2020

There has been a lot of uncertainty as to whether digitally executing a document satisfies the company execution requirements under section 127(1) and...

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COVID-19: Modern Slavery Statement Extension Granted

May 21, 2020

Entities receive a three-month extension to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (‘Act’) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government...

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COVID-19: IT Security and Working From Home

April 24, 2020

Health and economic concerns have been priority issues during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, as we settle in to a...

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Best Lawyers Recognises Nine of DW Fox Tuckers Finest

April 22, 2020

DW Fox Tucker Lawyers is delighted to announce that nine of the firm’s senior lawyers have been recognised across 17 different areas of...

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Who Owns Intellectual Property? Employer or Employee

April 10, 2020

Disputes between employers and employees as to who owns the intellectual property (“IP”) developed by an employee have been frequent causes for litigation...

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“Confidential” Means Confidential

April 10, 2020

Crown Resorts V Zantran Clauses requiring parties to keep information confidential are frequently found in contracts. These may typically be contracts of employment,...

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Liquor Licensing Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 3, 2020

The South Australian Government has recently announced a number of measures to support businesses as they attempt to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic....

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EU’s Request for Geographical Indications Protection may Affect your Products or Trade Marks

October 25, 2019

If your business produces or deals in food or beverages, then the European Union’s (EU) requests regarding Geographical Indications (GIs) as part of...

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Modern Slavery in the Supply Chain

September 26, 2019

Slave is defined in the Macquarie Encyclopaedic Dictionary as: 1. /sleiv/ n. someone who is the property of, and wholly subject to another...

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Direct Marketing and Data Sharing: Shahin v BP Australia

September 26, 2019

Direct marketing is a prevalent and ever-increasing aspect of life in this digital age. Direct marketing does not, of course, have to be...

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Staff Profile: Sandy Donaldson

September 26, 2019

Early adopter. Adoring Grandfather. Guitar playing poet. Meet Sandy Donaldson, head of corporate, commercial & IP. Alastair “Sandy” Donaldson is a very special...

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Do You Have Goodwill?

June 21, 2019

High Court reprises Federal Commissioner of Taxation v Murry in Placer Dome If you or your company has a business, there is probably...

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Director Identification Number Bill

June 21, 2019

The war against phoenixing The latest advance by the Commonwealth Government in its war against phoenixing (see our articles in our 2018 Spring...

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Registration of Everything (Commonwealth) Bill

June 21, 2019

Business names and trading names on the ABR Two events have or will affect the registration requirements for business names and a host...

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Crowd-Sourced Funding for Private Companies

June 21, 2019

Crowd-sourced equity funding (CSF) is now available for proprietary companies. Up until recently, CSF was only available to qualifying unlisted public companies. As...

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Time To Review Documents With Warranties to Consumers

April 4, 2019

Mandatory Conditions For Services as Well as Goods Does your business give warranties against defects for goods or services? If so, you may...

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DW Fox Tucker’s “Best Lawyer” Awards List Grows, New Additions & Another “Lawyer of the Year”

April 2, 2019

The 12th annual “Best Lawyer Awards” have been announced by the Australian Financial Review, and DW Fox Tucker is delighted to confirm that...

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“The Thorn Birds Between Two Roses”: Conflicting Wills

November 9, 2018

Australia’s famous author of “The Thorn Birds”, Colleen McCullough (who died in 2015) provided a great source of entertainment through her writing for...

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ATO Raids

November 7, 2018

Roasting the Phoenix The Phoenix according to Greek and Roman mythology is a bird that lives for centuries and then is consumed by...

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“As Told by Hassold”: A Tale of Many Wills

November 7, 2018

We were instrumental in getting this tale over the line earlier this year and now we take the time to reflect on the...

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Parallel Universes Converge: Trade Mark Act Amendments

November 7, 2018

An act with the lengthy title Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 1 and Other Measures) Act 2018 [Amending Act] was...

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EU Data Bomb: Australian Collateral Damage

July 4, 2018

On 25 May 2018 the European Union [EU or Union] General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] came into effect. The GDPR is a law...

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Buried in the Budget: Directors in the Firing Line

July 4, 2018

In the Harry Potter books the members of the Order of the Phoenix are the good guys struggling against Lord Voldemort and the...

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Making Sense of the Personal Property Securities Register

July 4, 2018

The operation of the Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) can be a confusing enough concept for lawyers, let alone the general public. However,...

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Contract Termination for Insolvency – Not Anymore!

July 4, 2018

So you think that you have the right to terminate a contract if the other side is insolvent? Maybe not as of 1...

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Do You Own Your Trade Mark?

July 4, 2018

A trade mark may be one of the most valuable assets of a business. It may be a name, a word or words,...

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ACCC Targets Unfair Contract Terms for Agribusiness

June 29, 2018

The ACCC’s crackdown on unfair contract terms may impact you if you’re involved in the wine or agribusiness industries. The newly established ACCC...

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DW Fox Tucker Talent Rises to Receive “Best Lawyers” Awards

April 13, 2018

Once again the “Best Lawyers” awards has recognised DW Fox Tucker’s pool of outstanding legal talent. As the oldest and one of the...

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