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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:

Latest Judgments

  • 13 Dec 2019: Endresz v Commonwealth of Australia (No 2) [2019] FCAFC 223
    COSTS - application for respondents to pay costs of appeals on indemnity basis and the costs of trial - where respondent's rejection of appellants' Calderbank offer not unreasonable in all of the circumstances - where grounds of appeal were arguable but did not have good prospects of success - where appeals could not be allowed by consent unless…
    Judge: Rares, Markovic and Charlesworth JJ
  • 13 Dec 2019: Australian Securities and Investments Commission v MyWealth Manager Financial Services Pty Ltd (No 2) [2019] FCA 2107
    CORPORATIONS - interlocutory application for appointment of receivers, restraints and travel bans - alleged unregistered managed investment scheme - ASIC investigation - most orders not opposed - whether evidence demonstrates that ASIC investigation is "in relation to an act or omission by a person, being an act or omission that constitutes or may …
    Judge: Derrington J
  • 13 Dec 2019: The Owners - Units Plan No. 3115 v The Trustees of the Master Builders Fidelity Fund Scheme [2019] FCAFC 227
    STATUTORY INTERPRETATION - operation of fidelity fund scheme - where owners corporation made two claims under fidelity certificates issued by a fidelity fund approved under the Building Act 2004 (ACT) for loss flowing from alleged breaches of statutory warranties - where claims rejected by trustees of the fidelity fund on the basis the claims were …
    Judge: Robertson, Anastassiou and O'Bryan JJ

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