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As the world finds a ‘new normal’ following COVID-19, key learnings from the pandemic are likely to shape the way organisations approach their outsourcing arrangements into the future.
COVID-19: work health and safety issues for employers as Australia returns to work
What are the new and evolving work health and safety issues that Australian businesses must navigate as their employees return to work?
Space, re-imagined: real estate in an era of social distancing
For some real estate asset classes, COVID-19 has merely accelerated writing that was already on the wall. For others, however, it has had and will have a profound impact that few could predict.
COVID-19: important changes to continuous disclosure provisions
The economic fallout from COVID-19 has materially heightened the risk of securities class actions based on alleged inadequate disclosure.
COVID-19: navigating the national Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies
The Government’s Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies was introduced to aid the management of cash flow for SME tenants and landlords throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVIDSafe’s legislative framework: an overview
A recent amendment to Australia’s privacy laws has enshrined key privacy and data measures to support the operation of the COVIDSafe app and its centralised data store.
Not a requiem for a dream: why we should stop writing eulogies to the office
While it may not be the ancient Greek agora, the Parisian café that birthed modernism or the plywood palace that was MIT’s Building 20, the office building is not dissimilar – it too is a hub for creativity and collaboration.
The Fair Work Commission response to COVID-19 for employers and employees
This report examines the response of the Fair Work Commission to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for employers and employees.
COVID-19: implementing the JobKeeper Program
This special report summarises the JobKeeper Program including the eligibility requirements, implementation, the industrial implications and some common employer FAQs.
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Why a ‘COVID-19 defence’ won’t cut it for businesses breaking rules during the pandemic
Reliance on a ‘COVID-19 defence’ to justify actions that fall short of regulatory requirements and community expectations will inevitably lead to material financial, legal and reputational consequences for these organisations.
COVID-19: Treasurer clears the way for virtual meetings
COVID-19 has made in-person general meetings impossible for companies. Several key initiatives announced by the Federal Government are designed to facilitate a new age of corporate governance.
Even in a pandemic, maintaining a focus on ESG compliance is critical
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and environment organisations remain attentive, so corporations cannot allow their environmental, social and governance agenda to stagnate.
Securing property in just one click: the opportunities and risks of contracting property online
COVID-19 has forced many industries, including real estate, to acknowledge that the real barriers to digitisation have been behavioural. What are the opportunities to digitise the major steps in selling or leasing a property?
Four tips for Australian startups to survive COVID-19
Many startups will need to adapt to survive COVID-19. We’ve identified four tips to help Australian startups endure the crisis and come out stronger on the other side.
Dystopia to utopia: key predictions for the future of multifamily post COVID-19
How will multifamily assets facilitate the creation of a new long-term rental product in a post COVID-19 world?
Solvency issues in the face of COVID-19
COVID-19 presents the greatest challenge a generation of corporate managers will see in their lifetime.
COVID-19 and financing arrangements: key considerations for borrowers and lenders
In light of COVID-19, borrowers and lenders need to take a proactive approach to ensure that financing arrangements are not jeopardised as a result of the outbreak.
Loan portfolio sales: considerations for bidders arising from COVID-19
In the context of COVID-19, lenders in Australia and globally are making provisions for bad debts which means an increase in lenders seeking to offload loans.
COVID-19: understanding Commonwealth Government support and regulatory intervention
In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Commonwealth Government has deployed a range of interventionist measures to support Australian businesses, markets, industries, employees, people and communities.
Getting competition laws out of the way so business can respond most effectively to COVID-19 challenges
Competition laws are designed to ensure resources are allocated efficiently and maximise economic welfare in market economies. But these are not ordinary times.
COVID-19: when do private patent rights give way to the public interest?
With the COVID-19 pandemic triggering a global race for a treatment or vaccine, there is growing concern to ensure that patent rights are not an obstacle.
Navigating cyber security during COVID-19: a guide for General Counsel
The business disruption caused by COVID-19 has created a number of new cyber security risks for General Counsel to manage. Our Corrs Cyber legal and technical teams discuss.
COVIDSafe: Australia’s data-inspired path to containing the spread of COVID-19
Numerous countries around the world have introduced mobile contact tracing applications to monitor interactions between users and help identify persons at risk of having contracted COVID-19.
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