Directors’ duties: A refresher on liability and personal asset risk
Directors’ personal liability in Australia is stricter than just about anywhere else in the world.
Mergers involving firms in financial difficulty: Some practical tips
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic global impact. Current forecasts indicate that the global economy will contract during 2020 by more than the global financial crisis of 2008-09.
US private M&A drafting considerations in light of COVID-19
Parties to M&A agreements are grappling with increased risk and uncertainty in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The spread of force majeure in the COVID-19 crisis
New research conducted by Norton Rose Fulbright shows that force majeure clauses are already being invoked in certain industries and regions but that this is not yet leading to a domino effect to drag in other industries and regions.
Queensland implementation of National Mandatory Code of Conduct for commercial and retail leases
Following the introduction of the National Cabinet’s Mandatory Code of Conduct for SME Commercial Leasing Principles during the COVID-19 crisis (the Code) in early April, there has been much anticipation and speculation as to how each of the States and Territories would legislate to give effect to the principles of the Code.
Australia: FIDIC’s COVID-19 Guidance Memorandum to users of its standard form construction contracts
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) recently published guidance for its contract users which is aimed at helping them manage some of the situations that are arising across the world as a consequence of the current pandemic.
A global guide to construction contracting
In these extraordinary times, our market-leading, global construction team is increasingly advising on force majeure and related relief claims arising under the various different standard forms of construction contract, which are themselves subject to a variety of different governing laws.
COVID-19: From black swan to boiling frog
The critical task for boards is to begin – and follow through with – the corporate governance overhaul our regulators have prioritised and are waiting to pursue.