AFP gives insight on Australian anti-bribery laws

In a climate of aggressive enforcement of foreign bribery, both in Australia and overseas, many companies are questioning the precise scope and application of foreign bribery laws and what kinds of actions they should be taking to minimise their risk of exposure. In a joint panel discussion held at Freehills’ Sydney offices on 15 June … Read more

A global contract law? What is in store for Australia?

Some utopian visions of the world foresee that, in a globalising economy, we will be ruled by a ‘global law’ – a law that is not connected to any particular nation state. But the concept of a universal law, applying across nation states, regardless of the nationality of market participants is in fact very old. … Read more

Carbon price passed: Now what?

After many years, 2 Prime Ministers and 3 opposition leaders to name a few, the Federal Parliament passed carbon price legislation yesterday. The price will apply from 1 July 2012 at $23/t Carbon Dioxide equivalent in the first year. Many will be unhappy about this, but our focus must now turn to what do we … Read more