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ASIC v Vocation: Directors liable under section 180 of the Corporations Act for company’s breach of disclosure obligations and misleading conduct

ASIC v Vocation: Directors liable under section 180 of the Corporations Act for company’s breach of disclosure obligations and misleading conduct

13 September 19

In the recent decision of ASIC v Vocation Limited (In Liquidation) [2019] FCA 807, the Federal Court found three directors personally liable under section 180 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) for allowing Vocation Limited to breach its statutory obligations as an ASX listed entity.

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End of the IP exemption era: repeal of the IP exemption from competition laws

End of the IP exemption era: repeal of the IP exemption from competition laws

11 September 19

Section 51(3) of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (CCA) contained an exemption for transactions involving licensing or assignment of certain intellectual property rights from certain prohibitions against anti-competitive conduct.

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Mining safety reforms to establish independent regulator

Mining safety reforms to establish independent regulator

6 September 19

Dr Anthony Lynham, Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy has introduced legislation to Parliament to establish an independent safety and health regulatory body funded by a levy on Queensland resources companies.

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Financier Worldwide Magazine references David Grace

Financier Worldwide Magazine references David Grace

5 September 19

David Grace, a founding partner of Cooper Grace Ward, has been featured in Financier Worldwide Magazine.

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