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:
- 19 Oct 2018:
Coshott v Prentice  FCAFC 179
BANKRUPTCY - appeals from decision of single judge of Federal Court of Australia to dismiss applications to set aside appellants' bankruptcy notices - where bankruptcy notices issued as appellants failed to pay debts arising from taxation of costs certificate issued against them in related proceeding - where appellants argued that notices should…
Judge: Kerr, Farrell and Gleeson JJ
- 19 Oct 2018:
Lane (Trustee), in the matter of Lee (Bankrupt) v Commissioner of Taxation (No 3)  FCA 1572
BANKRUPCY AND INSOLVENCY - property available to meet creditors' claims - trustee had exercised right of exoneration to discharge taxation liability - payment void under s 122 of the Bankruptcy Act - money received by Bankruptcy Trustees subject to trust obligations
Judge: Derrington J
- 18 Oct 2018:
Hayes v Spyrou, in the matter of Company Company Pty Ltd (in liq)  FCA 1570
CORPORATIONS - application by a liquidator to wind up a company in insolvency pursuant to s 459A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) - company previously wound up voluntarily pursuant to s 491(1) of the Corporations Act - winding up in insolvency necessary for liquidator to bring an action under s 588FJ of the Corporations Act - application not…
Judge: Farrell J
Latest Speeches & Papers
- 21 Sep 2018:
The rise of the international commercial court
Presented at the 2018 Hong Kong International Commercial Law Conference, by Justice Middleton.
- 30 Aug 2018:
The judicialisation of values
Paper presented at the LCA/FCA Joint Competition Law Conference, Sydney, by Chief Justice Allsop.
- 16 Apr 2018:
Commercial and investor-state arbitration: The importance of recognising their differences
Opening Keynote Address at the ICCA Congress 2018, Sydney by Chief Justice Allsop.
Form & Rules
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