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  1. Legal news
    24 January 2019
    Energy Trends in Singapore and Asia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/energy-trends-in-singapore-and-asia

    This is a 2019 update on the energy landscape in Singapore and the Asian region and also highlights the efforts by the various governments to address their respective countries' growing energy needs in a sustainable ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Legal news
    04 June 2021
    Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc: choice of forum clauses to which parties have ‘no choice’ – Epic Games, Inc v Apple Inc (Stay Application) [2021] FCA 338
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/epic-games-inc-v-apple-inc-choice-of-forum-clauses-to-which-parties-have-no-choice

    On 9 April 2021, the Federal Court of Australia stayed proceedings brought by Epic Games against Apple for various breaches of the Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010 (Cth) (CCA) on the basis of a clause in the ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Australian legislative update: digital platforms proposed to pay news media for content
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/australian-legislative-update-digital-platforms-proposed-to-pay-news-media-for-content

    Sophie Dawson and Jarrad Parker provide a legislative update on the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code in Australia.

  8. Legal news
    25 March 2020
    The extent COVID-19 may be affecting your ability to perform 'business as usual' and the contractual ramifications to consider in Australia
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/the-extent-covid-19-may-be-affecting-your-ability-to-perform-business-as-usual-in-australia

    As risks of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to spread globally, the ramifications of the virus are being felt far beyond the initial health concerns and travel restrictions. In attempts to limit its outbreak, ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...