Category: Law

Volkswagen executive sentenced to seven years jail

US based Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $400,000 by a US judge for his role in...

ACCC sues pharmaceutical giants

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is taking GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare Australia Pty Ltd (GSK) and Novartis Consumer...

ASIC crackdown on car dealer commissions

The corporate cop has slapped a ban on lucrative flex commissions paid to car dealers that encourages them to set exorbitant interest rates...

Innovation in law, the process of disruption

Holman Webb chief executive officer Greg Malakou says that innovation...

How LexisNexis uses the rule of law

The rule of law is not only critical to a peaceful and prosperous society, it also affects organisational practice and ultimately business...

Bellamy’s hit with class actions

Moody’s $864 million settlement over inflated ratings

Ratings agency Moody’s has agreed to pay nearly $864 million to US Federal and state authorities following a multi-year investigation...

What happens when both members of a SMSF die at the same time?

It’s the call that every adviser dreads – the death of a client activates the estate planning toolkit of Will, Binding Death Benefit...

Slater & Gordon told to hand over documents to ASIC

Slater & Gordon told to hand over documents to ASIC

The corporate watchdog has ordered law firm Slater & Gordon to hand over documents to ascertain whether the company’s books were...

Two top executives convicted in court

It was a bad day for senior Australian business leaders yesterday in court. First, Keith Hunter, a former senior technology executive at...

Ireland joins Apple to fight EU tax ruling

The Irish government has decided to join Apple appealing against a European Union ruling the tech company should pay Ireland 13 billion...