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Two firms tapped by BP and Woolworths for deal review
2 years ago

Two firms tapped by BP and Woolworths for deal review

BP and Woolworths have lawyered up for the review of their $1.8 billion deal.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Clayton Utz have been given the mandate by BP and Woolworths respectively …
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Minute taking strategies
2 years ago

Minute taking strategies

Minutes of a meeting, whether that be of directors, shareholders or committees, need to adequately record the decisions made during the meeting. In this respect, a ‘happy medium’ needs to …
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Regulator tips off Caltex before raids
2 years ago

Regulator tips off Caltex before raids

Here we go again. This time it is oil giant Caltex embroiled in allegations of worker exploitation happening across a national franchise network of more than 650 stores.

Allegations of …
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Caltex strongly condemns wage fraud
2 years ago

Caltex strongly condemns wage fraud

In relation to the allegations raised in today’s media, Caltex Australia confirms that it does not tolerate any unlawful activity – including deliberate underpayment of workers – anywhere in its …
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New “chain of responsibility” environmental laws in Queensland
2 years ago

New “chain of responsibility” environmental laws in Queensland

Third parties could now be exposed to liability for the actions of related companies operating under the Environmental Protection Act 1994 (Qld) (EP Act). Amendments to the EP Act have …
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E-signatures and their validity
2 years ago

E-signatures and their validity

The use of electronic signatures are becoming more common in practice. This term covers a variety of electronic methods by which a person or company can sign a document including …
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Expert determination – does it always keep you out of Court?
2 years ago

Expert determination – does it always keep you out of Court?

It is common for supply and other agreements to include expert determination clauses. Parties often agree to such clauses in the hope of avoiding the time and cost involved in …
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Picking the ‘right’ brand name from a trade mark perspective
2 years ago

Picking the ‘right’ brand name from a trade mark perspective

Why your brand name is important

Branding has become increasingly important in a congested market, particularly in the petroleum convenience space, retail branding is truly a factor in customers buying …
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Directors’ duties: a role focused on care and diligence
2 years ago

Directors’ duties: a role focused on care and diligence

In Australia, directors owe their corporation a duty of care and diligence in exercising their powers and responsibilities. While these duties appear to be easily stated and understood, the reality …
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Directors duties: balancing shareholder profit and social goals
2 years ago

Directors duties: balancing shareholder profit and social goals

As the Australian economy moves away from the resources boom, it is important for directors of fuel industry corporations to have a full understanding of the scope and nature of …
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