About this NPA
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:
- 8 Feb 2023:
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Employsure Pty Ltd  FCAFC 5
CONSUMER LAW - appeal by regulator against civil penalty imposed by primary judge for manifest inadequacy - where penalty discretion miscarried and may be re-exercised by appellate court - where errors in findings of primary judge - where cases with comparative penalties relevant but not highly useful COSTS - whether costs discretion miscarried -…
Judge: Rares, Stewart and Abraham JJ
- 7 Feb 2023:
Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited v State of Victoria, in the matter of Paksoy  FCA 62
BANKRUPTCY - disclaimer of real property by trustees in bankruptcy pursuant to s 133(1) of the Bankruptcy Act 1996 (Cth) - application by mortgagee for vesting of property under s 133(9) for purpose of exercising power of sale - orders for application of sale proceeds and payment of surplus into Court
Judge: O'Bryan J
- 7 Feb 2023:
Sheehy v Nuix Pty Ltd  FCA 56
CORPORATIONS - where applicant was granted options exercisable upon sale of respondent business - where respondent undertook share split pursuant to s 254H of Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) - where respondent conducted initial public offering (IPO) - where applicant sought to exercise options after IPO - whether consent judgment…
Judge: Halley J
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 3 Nov 2022:
Independence and apparent bias: Judicial and arbitral confidence: Halliburton v Chubb
Presented at the 2022 Goff Lecture, Sydney and Hong Kong, by Chief Justice Allsop
- 9 Jun 2022:
Recent developments in Competition Law: Cartel cases
Speech given by Justice Wigney at the book launch of Michael Gvozdenovic and Stephen Puttick (eds.), ‘Current Issues in Competition Law’ (The Federation Press, 2021).
- 10 Mar 2021:
International Commercial Courts: Next frontier or latest trend?
Delivered at the first session of the Singapore International Commercial Court Symposium 2021, online by Chief Justice Allsop AO.
- Central Practice Note (CPN-1)
- Commercial and Corporations Practice Note (C&C-1)
- Corporations List - Notice to Practitioners
- Class Actions Practice Note (GPN-CA)
- Commercial Arbitration Practice Note (CA-1)
- General and Personal Insolvency Practice Note (GPI-2)
Form & Rules
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