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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

  • 12 Jan 2017: Crescent Funds Management (Aust) Ltd v Crescent Capital Partners Management Pty Limited [2017] FCAFC 2
    TRADE PRACTICES - misleading and deceptive conduct claims under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) - companies engaged in financial services industry - whether business names, domain names and business activities sufficiently similar to be confusing and causative of contravening conduct - distinction between…
    Judge: Greenwood, Edelman and Markovic JJ
  • 6 Jan 2017: Crowley v WorleyParsons Limited [2017] FCA 3
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - whether a Statement of Claim filed in an investor class action pursuant to Pt IVA of the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) should be struck out in whole or in part as being likely to cause embarrassment, as failing to disclose a reasonable cause of action or as being otherwise an abuse of the process of the Court
    Judge: Foster J
  • 3 Jan 2017: Central Innovation Pty Ltd v Garner [2017] FCA 5
    PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE - urgent application in relation to compliance with preservation orders - whether the court may order a party to request access to electronic devices in the possession of a third party
    Judge: Markovic J

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