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The Commercial and Corporations National Practice Area (NPA) covers commercial and corporations disputes within federal jurisdiction.

This NPA consists of six Sub-areas and each has a dedicated webpage for specific information about proceedings in those Sub-areas:

Latest Judgments

  • 18 Jan 2019: Australian Securities and Investments Commission v CFS Private Wealth Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 24
    CORPORATIONS - application by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to wind up the three respondent companies on the just and equitable ground under s 461(1)(k) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) - the relevant principles for such winding up orders - where one of those companies is deregistered, whether it should…
    Judge: Reeves J
  • 18 Jan 2019: McKenzie v Cash Converters International Ltd (No 3) [2019] FCA 10
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - application for disqualification of judge on the basis of apprehended bias - whether hypothetical lay observer might apprehend that a settlement approval application pursuant to s 33V of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) might be determined otherwise than on its merits - disqualification application dismissed…
    Judge: Lee J
  • 17 Jan 2019: White, in the matter of Mossgreen Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) (No 6) [2019] FCA 17
    CORPORATIONS - application for direction pursuant to s 90-15 of Insolvency Practice Schedule (Corporations) - whether liquidators justified in treating monies as company assets - whether trust claims can be determined under s 90-15 - where direction opposed by unpaid vendors asserting trusts over monies
    Judge: Perram J

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