Articles matching Commercial Law


How Does an Aviation Finance Deal Work?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Banking & Finance

Aviation finance is a type of asset finance for the purchase and operation of aircraft. Usually the financing is structured as secured lending, operating...

Is a 53% pa default interest rate under a short-term loan facility valid and enforceable?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Contract Law, Commercial Agreements, Consumer Law, Business & Commercial Law

Short-term loan facilities often come with horrendous rates of interest. The WA Supreme Court recently examined a short-term loan with an interest rate...

Can a Statutory Declaration Submitted in Support of a Payment Claim Amount to Misleading And Deceptive Conduct?

Filed under: Contracts and Agreements, Commercial Law, Business Law, Contract Law

Building and construction contracts often require that before a contractor is paid, the contractor must give the principal a statutory declaration, to...

What is a Shopping Centre Lease?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Commercial Leases

There are specific rules set out in retail leasing legislation that applies to all businesses located in shopping centres. Our business lawyers often clarify...

What Is Unconscionable Conduct?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Consumer Law

Section 21 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) prohibits unconscionable conduct, in trade or commerce, in connection with the supply (or possible supply)...

How is Copyright Commercialised in the Media and Creative Industries?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Intellectual Property

Copyright protection is a valuable asset for the media and creative industries, including the music, publishing, art, news, television and film industries....

Oppressive Conduct - Resolving A Deadlock In A Company With 50/50 Shareholder Directors

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Contract Law

It is not uncommon for a deadlock to arise in companies established with equal shareholders who are also directors. If not quickly resolved such deadlocks...

What Is Misleading & Deceptive Conduct?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law, Competition and Consumer Law

Section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) (which applies in each State and Territory) prohibits misleading and deceptive conduct: “A person must...

What types of behaviours must creditors and debt collectors not engage in when collecting a personal debt?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

Many readers will probably be aware of the news that Australians are allegedly awash in debt, and as a consequence, there’s probably more than a few people...

How to avoid insolvency and protect your assets

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

The phrase “till debt us do part” does not just apply to domestic partners. It can also apply to businesses and their customers.

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