Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions v Citigroup Global Markets Australia Pty Limited (No 5 – Indictment) [2021] FCA 1345

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noreply@blogger.com (Mike Terceiro)

A lot of commentators have been focusing on Wigney J’s “complete shemozzle” quote from the banking cartel case (at para 9) but for me the most instructive quote is at paragraph 246:

“Those responsible for drafting the cartel offence provisions in the C&C Act – none of whom could possibly have

Australian Appeal Case Revisits Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions

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Liz Bodey

The vexed issue of ‘patent eligibility’ for computer implemented inventions has raised its head again in Australia, this time in the Full Court of the Australian Federal Court decision of Commissioner of Patents v Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCAFC 202. The decision expands upon principles for assessing

4 reasons why a company should have a shareholder agreement

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Despite your best intentions, business relationships can deteriorate for any number of reasons.

So while it’s not a legal requirement to have a formal shareholders’ agreement, every company with more than one shareholder would be well advised to have one.

Read on to find out what a shareholder agreement is

'Body modification' on trial

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ABC Radio

In a precedent-setting case, a New South Wales judge has found self-proclaimed extreme body modification artist Brendan Leigh Russell guilty of female genital mutilation, grievous bodily harm, and manslaughter. Is consent a valid legal defence when cosmetic ‘body modification’ procedures go wrong?

Changes to the Singapore Copyright Act Come Into Force

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Liz Bodey

On 21 November 2021, the amended Singapore Copyright Act came into force (Amended Act). Major updates were made to the existing Copyright Act in order to enhance protection of copyright in view of the various technological developments. We set out some of the key changes to take note of.

Who Is a Parent Then – Is Three a Crowd?

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Stephen Page

Introduction: Getting pregnant

Welcome to the wonderful world of making babies!

There are only four ways to get pregnant:

The old fashioned way- by heterosexual vaginal intercourse; By artificial insemination- when sperm is injected into the uterus by use of some device, such as a catheter, a syringe or

Adriana Rivas mounts new appeal against Chile extradition

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ABC Radio

Should Sydney woman Adriana Rivas, who is accused of being a Pinochet-era intelligence agent, be extradited to Chile over alleged crimes against humanity? The full bench of the Federal Court is set to hear her latest appeal this week. And calls for Australia to investigate allegations of war crimes

Federal Circuit Further Clarifies Venue in Hatch-Waxman Cases

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Liz Bodey

Last year, in Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., the Federal Circuit confirmed that 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) is the sole venue provision for domestic defendants in Hatch-Waxman actions.1 On Friday 5 November 2021, the Federal Circuit provided even greater clarity on venue rules in such

Australian Business Law Review, Vol 49, Part 3

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noreply@blogger.com (Mike Terceiro)

ABLR Vol 49, Part 3 is out and features five excellent contributions:

* Regulating a Quick Fix for Debt Problems – Vivien Chen  and Candice Lemaitre

* Autonomous Vehicles: Regulatory, Insurance and Liability Issues – Julie-Anne TarrTony Tarr and Amanda-Jane George (McBratney)

*Unconscionable Conduct under the Australian Consumer Law: Clarification and Contention – Philip

Australian Government to file amicus brief in support of US Supreme Court appeal

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noreply@blogger.com (Mike Terceiro)

Some great news – the Australian Government and Attorney General Michaelia Cash have agreed to file an amicus curiae brief in support of our US Supreme Court petition.

The Government has retained high profile US attorney, Donald I Baker from Baker & Miller to prepare their brief. Donald Baker will be well