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Unfair contract terms in business to business contracts

A recent court case in the Federal Court of Australia has tested the application of the unfair contracts regime to small businesses.

The Australian Consumer Law Act applies to protect consumers from unfair contract terms in standard form contracts and in November 2016 was extended to protect small businesses.

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Fighting organised crime and money laundering

The Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill has just passed its third reading. The Bill forms part of a Government programme aimed at preventing calculated, serious crimes for profit. Find out what this could mean for you and your business.

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Insight into the Financial Markets Conducts Act 2013

Investment law in New Zealand is undergoing the most significant regulatory overhaul in more than 30 years. Cavell Leitch is at the forefront of this new regime. With substantial experience in New Zealand and overseas, we are leading our clients through the challenging technical aspects of investment law and describing ...

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Responsible Lending Code overview

The introduction of the Responsible Lending Code (part of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act) aims to encourage lenders to act responsibly and increase protection for borrowers without imposing unnecessary compliance costs on lenders who already have decent systems in place.

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