Category: Commercial Law

International Lawyers Network recognised as a Chambers ‘Leading Law Firm Network’

2020 was the year of just getting on with it for KKI. Whilst doing what we always did – the very best for our clients and our people, we also made sure we looked to…

Managing event risks

As this year’s Bathurst 1000 has been run and won and the AFL and Rugby finals completed, our Commercial and Sports Law team reflect on the management of event risks.  Sven Burchartz, a long-time motorsport…

Business interruption insurance. Are you covered?

The Covid-19 restrictions have had devastating effects on many businesses across Australia. Businesses may turn to their business interruption insurance to consider whether they are covered against the interruption caused by Covid-19. Like any claim…

Are you a Foreign Person looking to invest in an Australian company or business?

Despite the impact that Covid-19 is having on many Australian and international businesses, there are many foreign owned or controlled companies who continue to explore investment opportunities in Australia. There have been some significant changes…

2021 – Who will soar and who will stumble?

The challenges of 2020 have been experienced by us all – as individuals, as businesses and as a community. We did not face the same challenges, but it would be difficult to find anyone who…

Director Identification Numbers – what you need to do to prepare and what they mean for you

Implementation of Director Identification Numbers In June 2020, the Federal government passed legislation amending the Corporations Act 2009, which will require directors to confirm their identity through a Director Identification Number (DIN). The system is…

Australian Consumer Law is changing. Don’t get caught out thinking it doesn’t apply to you!

The Australian Consumer Law Schedule to the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (ACL) is changing. From 1 July 2021, the monetary threshold for determining who is a ‘consumer’ – and therefore who is entitled…

Does your franchise agreement contain unfair contract terms?

Franchise Agreements are governed by both the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and a mandatory prescribed industry code called the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code), which is enforced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)….

Changes to the franchising code for motor vehicle dealerships

Do you operate a motor vehicle dealership? Here’s what you need to know about changes to the Franchising Code. Changes have been introduced to the Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes – Franchising) Regulation 2014 (Franchising…

When social media engagement puts your business at risk

Businesses are relying more and more on the power of social media to promote their products, services and brands. The goal of any marketing driven social media post is to generate as many “likes”, “shares”…

How to help your business thrive despite the Covid-19 climate.

Covid-19 has undoubtedly changed your business in ways that no one could have anticipated. With so much unprecedented change, it is understandable if you’re hoping that the easing restrictions will mean the start of the…

Protecting your brand. Tips for your sponsorship agreements.

What happens when your brand ambassador goes rogue? Sponsorship arrangements can increase brand awareness and deliver a great return on investment for corporate sponsors. However, unsavoury behaviour by a brand ambassador can quickly tarnish the…