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  1. Legal news
    17 September 2021
    Case Update: Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc: choice of forum clauses and public policy grounds – Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc [2021] FCAFC 122
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/case-update-epic-games-inc-v-apple-inc

    On 9 July 2021, the Federal Court of Australia overturned a decision to award a stay based on an exclusive jurisdiction/choice of forum clause on the basis that public policy considerations require that most claims ...

  2. Legal news
    12 July 2021
    A National ‘Reset’ Begins: Defamation law reforms come into effect in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and QLD
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/a-national-reset-begins

    On 1 July 2021, new defamation laws come into effect in New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, South Australia and Queensland (QLD). These are the first Australian states to enact the nationally agreed upon Model Defamation ...

  3. Legal news
    07 February 2020
    Ball rolling on review of Australian classification laws
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/ball-rolling-on-review-of-australian-classification-laws

    The Australian government has announced a review of Australia's classification legislation, opening a period of public consultation which invites members of the public to tender their submissions by 5pm on 19 February ...

  4. Legal news
    01 September 2020
    Australian Defamation Law Reform Update – New South Wales passes reform bill
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-defamation-law-reform-update-new-south-wales-passes-reform-bill

    Bird & Bird's media team in Australia report on new changes to defamation law, anticipated to make it easier for the media to report on matters of public interest.

  5. Legal news
    06 July 2020
    Australian Media Reform Report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-media-reform-report

    Bird & Bird's media experts in Australia provide an essential guide to the huge amount of legal reform currently underway in the media sector . What reforms are currently in progress? What stage have they reached? And ...

  6. Legal news
    15 April 2021
    Update on Online Harms: Legislative Reforms in Australia and the UK
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/update-on-online-harms-legislative-reforms-in-australia-and-the-uk

    The regulation of online disinformation and harmful content is the subject of global attention. Australia is progressing world-first reforms in this area along with the United Kingdom (UK). In a key milestone, the ...

  7. Legal news
    26 February 2021
    Public Consultation on draft Singapore Copyright Bill (Ends 1 April 2021)
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/draft-singapore-copyright-bill

    Alban Kang and Pin-Ping Oh explain the key proposals and implications on the latest public consultation on the draft Singapore Copyright Bill which ends on 1 April 2021.

  8. Legal news
    04 June 2021
    Competition in App marketplaces | ACCC Digital platform services inquiry – second interim report
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/competition-in-app-marketplaces-accc-digital-platform-services-inquiry-second-interim-report

    On 28 April 2021, the ACCC released its second interim report as part of the five-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry, which examines the competition and consumer issues associated with the distribution of mobile ...

  9. Legal news
    24 June 2021
    A ‘Green and Gold decade’: The importance of Australia’s major sporting events legislative framework
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/a-green-and-gold-decade-the-importance-of-australias-major-sporting-events-legislative-framework

    In May 2021, Rugby Australia announced its bid, supported by the Commonwealth Government, to host the 2027 Rugby World Cup. This announcement comes as Australia readies itself to embark on a decade of hosting major ...

  10. Legal news
    07 April 2020
    Event Sponsorships, COVID-19 and Force Majeure – Where do we stand?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/event-sponsorships-covid19-and-force-majeure-where-do-we-stand

    COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on commercial operations across all sectors globally. This is no better demonstrated than in the events industry, with international sporting events worth vast sums of money to ...