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Clayton Utz leaders support The Big Issue's International Vendor Week
11 Feb 2016
Clayton Utz Chief Executive Partner Rob Cutler and Brisbane Partner in Charge Alan Maguire joined more than 60 business leaders last week to become street vendors as part of The Big Issue's International Vendor Week.
CIC's landmark Investa acquisition a finalist for Asia-Pacific M&A Deal of the Year award
09 Feb 2016
Clayton Utz client China Investment Corporation's (CIC) $2 billion plus acquisition of Investa Property Group's (Investa) office tower portfolio in 2015 is in the running for M&A Deal of the Year at the IFLR Asia Awards 2016.
Good humour, bad taste: Can an inappropriate "joke" lead to an employee's dismissal?
04 Feb 2016
Almost no one wants a solemn, sterile workplace devoid of any humorous rapport or repartee, but employers must also ensure employees are not exposed to language that may be deemed offensive or inappropriate in the workplace. Michael Byrnes and Jacqui Ellis see how employers can deal with this challenge.
Security of Payment reform returns to the agenda
04 Feb 2016
Industry participants should be considering submissions to the review of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) currently underway, say Frank Bannon and Mark Gillard.
ATO reviewing financial arrangements, such as derivatives and CCIRS
11 Feb 2016
Deputy Commissioner signals issue of taxpayer alerts on derivatives
Can you still use intellectual property if the contract granting the licence for it is terminated?
04 Feb 2016
Tim Webb explains why parties negotiating IP licences should actively consider what should happen to the licence if the agreement is terminated, and ensure the contract clearly reflects that intention.
More security of payment reform for Queensland - get involved
04 Feb 2016
The Queensland Government's contemplated further reforms to security of payment legislation are wide-ranging and could impose significant change on the administration of construction contracts, as Frazer Moss and Chris Cull explain.
Mandatory central clearing on its way for issuers of OTC derivatives in Australia
04 Feb 2016
Issuers of certain OTC interest rate derivatives will soon be required to clear their swaps in compliance with ASIC's new mandatory clearing rules. Sonia Goumenis and Mano Karthigeyan explain how these will work in practice.
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