Beware of online booking portals as Trivago is found guilty of misleading consumers
Holiday booking behemoth Trivago has had its appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court dismissed in a finding that affirms the original decision that Trivago has mislead consumers. On 4 November 2020, the Full Federal Court confirmed the original decision from January that Trivago did not sufficiently disclose...Read More
The purchase and sale of businesses: Post-settlement considerations
This is the second article of our two-part series on the purchase and sale of businesses. In our first article we highlighted some of the big-picture items to consider when forming an agreement to buy or sell a business and progressing that agreement through to an actual settlement date. This...Read More
Did Google mislead users?
Earlier this year, the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Google. The ACCC alleges Google mislead Australian consumers to get them to agree to allow Google to increase the scope of personal information that is collects about them. This court proceeding brings to...Read More
The purchase and sale of businesses
This article is the first instalment in our two-part series covering the purchase and sale of businesses. Over these two articles, we will consider some of those matters that might ordinarily arise in the three stages of a purchase or sale of business: formation of the agreement; execution of the...Read More
Rent relief and insolvency relief to continue till 28 March 2021. Will this create a problem for our economy?
Some of the significant COVID-19 government relief packages were due to end on 29 September 2020, both the federal and WA governments have decided to continue relief packages till 28 March 2021. Is this a problem for our economy on a longer term view? Both the commercial tenancies and residential tenancies...Read More