• Against the grain: the trademark world is getting smaller

    We have summarised current legal trends and changes to regulations affecting brands around the world to help you prepare you for the future of brand protection.

    May 17, 2018

  • Does the GDPR apply to your non-EU business?

    European organisations have been preparing for some time to comply with the European Union’s new data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which applies to all organisations in the EU.

    May 16, 2018

  • Administrative measures for Outbound Investment by Enterprises

    On 1 March, 2018, the Administrative Measures for Outbound Investment by Enterprises (NDRC Order No. 11) were formally implemented, which sets out detailed requirements for approval and filing of outbound investment projects by domestically-funded enterprises.

    May 08, 2018

  • 2018/2019 Victoria State Budget

    For perhaps the first time in a while a Victorian government finds itself in a comfortable financial position, having to make some compromises, but overall being able to deliver a package that well suits the Government’s policy platform and the needs of the State.

    May 01, 2018

  • Governments are competing for global HQs tax

    The recent decision by Unilever to relocate its new unified headquarters to the Netherlands has indicated how far governments are going to attract multinationals to their country.

    April 27, 2018

  • Financing smart, sustainable cities

    We consider whether smart city strategies are a route to economic, social and environmental sustainability, and review some of the new players and products in infrastructure financing around the world.

    April 27, 2018

  • Cultivate - Food and agribusiness newsletter

    In this the fifteenth edition of Cultivate we focus on the growing field of Sustainable Agriculture.

    April 26, 2018

  • Indonesian corporations must now disclose beneficial owners

    Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo recently issued a regulation requiring corporations to disclose information on their beneficial owners.

    April 10, 2018

  • Three risk pressure points for businesses active in a modern Australia

    The Australian economy is continuing to feel the effects of two important dynamics – the steady march of globalisation and digital disruption.

    April 05, 2018

  • Whistleblower bill – “…a move in the right direction”?

    The Australian Government’s proposed whistleblowing laws are one step closer to becoming reality, with the Senate Economics Legislation Committee (the Committee) recommending that the Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowers) Bill 2017 (the Bill) be passed, despite numerous stakeholders expressing concern about aspects of the Bill. For more details of the Bill’s contents, refer to our December update.

    April 03, 2018