The shipping industry’s extremely cyclical nature makes it particularly prone to the forces behind merger and acquisitions.
April 16, 2018
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo recently issued a regulation requiring corporations to disclose information on their beneficial owners.
April 10, 2018
The Australian economy is continuing to feel the effects of two important dynamics – the steady march of globalisation and digital disruption.
April 05, 2018
The Australian Government’s proposed whistleblowing laws are one step closer to becoming reality, with the Senate Economics Legislation Committee (the Committee) recommending that the Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowers) Bill 2017 (the Bill) be passed, despite numerous stakeholders expressing concern about aspects of the Bill. For more details of the Bill’s contents, refer to our December update.
April 03, 2018
The judgment of the Constitutional Court in September and Others v CMI Business Enterprise CC  ZACC 4 has received attention for clarifying the nature of the confidentiality of conciliation proceedings.
March 29, 2018
It has long been accepted that letters of indemnity provided by cargo receivers to take delivery of cargo without production of the original bill of lading are, in principle, enforceable.
March 08, 2018
There have been attempts since the 1980’s to introduce electronic bills of lading (E-Bills) to replace traditional paper bills. Take-up has been relatively slow, but over the past few years BOLERO and ESS (two E-Bills of lading providers which have been approved by the International Group of P&I Clubs) have reported substantial growth in the use of their platforms.
February 23, 2018
Autonomous vehicle technology and the artificial intelligence used to drive along our roads is a staggering achievement.
February 06, 2018
Welcome to the January edition of Legalflyer.
January 10, 2018
The IT world recently became excited by a new technology, called blockchains or distributed ledgers.
January 09, 2018