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  1. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    Funds, FIRB and foreign government investment: the basics
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/funds-firb-and-foreign-government-investment-the-basics

    Foreign investment in Australia is heavily regulated. This is particularly the case where the investor includes foreign government funding. This article looks at the circumstances in which a foreign government entity ...

  2. Legal news
    04 August 2020
    Regulator finds its teeth: Australian supermarket giant issued with record fine for spam breaches
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-supermarket-giant-issued-with-record-fine-for-spam-breaches

    Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths, was recently issued a record AUD$1,003,800 infringement notice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for multiple, significant breaches of the Spam Act ...

  3. Legal news
    23 February 2021
    Significant Australian foreign investment reforms commenced
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/significant-australian-foreign-investment-reforms-commenced

    This article summarises the changes to Australia's foreign investment laws that came into effect on 1 January 2021

  4. Legal news
    05 February 2021
    ACMA bites again: online retail giant Kogan receives AUD$310,800 fine for Spam breaches
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/acma-bites-again-online-retail-giant-kogan-receives-fine-for-spam-breaches

    A number of Australian businesses have been caught by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), for breach of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth) (‘the Act’) within the last 18 months, paying over AUD$2,100,000 in ...

  5. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    "Signing" by email and other virtual means (including NSW amendments on 22 April) in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/signing-by-email-and-other-virtual-means-including-nsw-amendments-on-22-april-in-australia

    As a result of governmental responses to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have their employees working from home. This combined with "social distancing" creates substantial difficulties in executing ...

  6. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    Changes to Foreign Investment – Protecting Australia's national security
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/changes-to-foreign-investment-protecting-australias-national-security

    On 5 June 2020 the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia announced major proposed amendments to Australia's foreign investment review regime. These amendments are planned to take effect from 1 January 2021.

  7. Legal news
    27 March 2020
    High Court of Australia - officer of a company
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/high-court-of-australia---officer-of-a-company

    The High Court of Australia has made it clear that even when a person does not hold a formal "office" within a company, that person may still have duties and responsibilities as an "officer" of the company under the ...

  8. Legal news
    03 January 2018
    Class Action Product Liability Q&A
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/class-action-product-liability-q-and-a

    Product liability claims dominated the Australian class action landscape in the 1990s and early 2000s.