Australian businesses prepare for the new privacy regime
Minter Ellison’s competition team has worked extensively in defending corporate clients in complex civil and criminal investigations and court proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
Our investigations work has included handling ‘dawn raids’ and mandatory requests for documents and information and to give evidence (section 155 notices) for a large range of corporate clients in the banking, media, retail and industrial sectors.
Our court defence work has included defending cases brought by the ACCC and corporate litigants alleging cartels, resale price maintenance, other anti-competitive conduct and consumer complaints.
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has announced a new governance structure and a revised edition of the SIAC Rules of Arbitration, effective from 1 April 2013. Clients should not underestimate the significance of these changes.
In line with the national harmonisation of personal criminal liability for corporate fault, the Directors Liability Legislation Amendment Act 2013 (ACT) recently simplified and consolidated the position on executive liability in the ACT across a range of different legislation. There are now less offences for which an executive officer may be liable, and executive officers will no longer be presumed to be responsible for any offences committed by a corporation under the amended Acts.