Month: January 2017

Adelaide Advertiser – Top Ranking for Law Firm

For the second year running Kain Lawyers was the only single office South Australian firm to achieve Top 20 Thomson Reuters ranking for Mergers and Aquisitions. Click here to read the full article that appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser on 25 January 2017.

Indigenous Procurement Policy

The Indigenous Procurement Policy (‘IPP’), which commenced on 1 July 2015, aims to increase Indigenous participation in the economy by stimulating Indigenous business development and entrepreneurship. Under the IPP, Indigenous businesses (any business which is 50 percent or more Indigenous owned) will have the opportunity to participate in contracts awarded by the Federal Government. From… Read more

Flight Centre decision leaves agency arrangements up in the air

Businesses who use agents to sell their products or services are now at risk of prosecution for breaching competition law.  A recent High Court decision has confirmed that an agreement on price restrictions between agents and principals will breach Australia’s restrictive trade practices laws. In vertical distribution arrangements, a business engages an agent to sell… Read more

New and improved: why 2017 is shaping as a year of opportunity for local biotech

There were a number of highlights in 2016 for the local biotech industry, including the announcement of the $500m Biomedical Translation Fund (‘BTF’) and the hosting of the International BioFest – the largest ever gathering in the Australian life sciences. However, a consistent theme amongst the local biotech industry remains the difficulty in attracting the right… Read more