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High Court upholds earlier decision that AstraZeneca's cholesterol-lowering patent is obvious
03 Sep 2015
In a closely-watched patent decision, the High Court has unanimously dismissed AstraZeneca's appeal concerning its low-dose patent for the cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin (AstraZeneca AB v Apotex Pty Ltd [2015] HCA 30).
Making the invisible visible: Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance releases interim report
03 Sep 2015
Niv Tadmore and Tessa Livingston examine the substance of the interim report released by the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance - does it live up to the hype?
Incorrectly removed a registration from the Personal Property Securities Register?
03 Sep 2015
Given the highly technical nature of the Personal Property Securities Register, it is not unsurprising that a registration could be incorrectly removed from the register. Tricia Moloney and Annabelle Holcombe say that this mistake can be corrected, if you act quickly and give the Registrar the right information.
Queensland set for further IR reforms
03 Sep 2015
The first comprehensive review of Queensland’s IR laws since 1998 will soon be underway. Hedy Cray and Amy Laing explain what could change.
New Myer turns to Clayton Utz for $221 million capital raising
03 Sep 2015
A Clayton Utz team has acted for iconic Australian retailer Myer on its $221 million capital raising launched on 1 September. The raising is part of the 'New Myer' Strategy announced to the market this week, on which Clayton Utz is also advising.
Climate change developments: round-up
03 Sep 2015
Brendan Bateman sets out the recent developments in Australian climate change policy, with the second Emissions Reduction Fund auction, a new post-2020 emissions target, and draft rules for the Safeguard Mechanism as the highlights, and more to come in the lead-up to the next UNFCCC meeting in Paris later this year.
Bill redefining directors’ liability in the Northern Territory passed
03 Sep 2015
Margaret Michaels and Nicole Besgrove set out the three new levels of directors' liability in the Northern Territory.
The Fertility Control Clinic case: When are decision-makers allowed to make an error?
03 Sep 2015
Not all errors by decision-makers will necessarily led to a court issuing mandamus to compel the performance of a duty according to law, but the distinction between jurisdictional and non-jurisdictional error can be elusive. Caroline Bush and Mathew Bock reflect upon the distinction between them and some lessons from a recent Victorian case.
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