Australian Business Law Review (ABLR)
Leading articles on relevant issues in areas including competition and consumer, taxation, corporate, environment (and related) law
About the Journal
As one of Australia’s most cited legal journals, the Australian Business Law Review’s reputation is well deserved. Each issue includes articles on business practices and commercial law in Australia and overseas.
The Australian Business Law Review (ISSN: 0310-1053) features commentary from Australia’s prominent commercial lawyers, presenting different views on the many elements of business law, concentrating in particular on competition and consumer law (both from an Australian and overseas perspective), regulation of business in various areas including environment protection, occupational health and safety, corporate law and taxation, as well as other emerging areas of business regulation.
In addition to the Articles, Section Notes provide coverage of a wide range of business law topics and also deal specifically with New Zealand, while Book Reviews on recently published business law titles feature regularly.
Professor Robert Baxt AO is Emeritus Partner at Freehills. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and Chairman of the Law Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was the founder of the Banking and Financial Services Law Association (BFSLA) and the founding editor and now the General Editor of both the Company and Securities Law Journal and the Australian Business Law Review. He has also been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards by being awarded an Order of Australia for services to the law.
Professor Baxt is also Consulting Editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance Law and Practice and author and co-author of a number of publications, including The Baxt Report and Corporations Legislation Annual.
Stephen Corones, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, QUT
Professor Robert Baxt AO (Victoria)
Dr R Ian McEwin (Singapore)
Professor Philip Clarke (Victoria)
Andrew Rogers QC (New South Wales)
Jeffrey Hilton SC (New South Wales)
Professor Rex Ahdar (New Zealand)
The Hon Justice Ralph Simmonds (Western Australia)
Banking and finance – Associate Professor Paul Ali
Book reviews – Peter Lithgow
Commercial litigation – Professor Robert Baxt AO
Company law and securities – Professor Robert Baxt AO
Competition law and market regulation – Brent Fisse
Consumer dealings – Chris Field
Contracts and restitution – Michael Borsky
Franchising – Frank Zumbo
Industrial law and relations – Dr Victoria Lambropoulos
Insurance and transport – Professor Julie-Anne Tarr
Intellectual property law – Campbell Thompson
Media and telecommunications – Dr Martyn Taylor
New Zealand newsletter – Professor Rex Ahdar
Occupational health and safety – Barry Sherriff
Privacy – Normann Witzleb
The consolidated table of authors and articles for this Journal is available here.
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The February issue of ABLR contains an interesting mix of articles and sections covering a range of topics. The first article comes from Thanuja Rodrigo and discusses the Australian divergence from English law in matters restraining demands under on-demand guarantees. The second article by Nicholas Mavrakis and Michael Legg, examines the US Dodd-Frank whistleblower reforms and concerns regarding the bounty provisions.Also included are Banking and finance, Company law and securities and Competition law and market regulation sections.
The final Part for Volume 39 of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles on increased private enforcement of cartel laws in Australia, deductibility of interest and the evolution of Australia’s harmonised OHS laws. There is also a Competition Law and Market Regulation section and a Banking and Finance section.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review contains several articles on a range of interesting topics, including the effectiveness of telecommunications access regulation, regulation of anticompetitive “understandings” and price signalling in Australia, consumer guarantees and extended warranties, and the nature and extent of risks faced by the not-for-profit sector. There are also two sections notes in “Contracts and Restitution” and “Competition Law and Market Regulation”.
The August 2011 issue of the Australian Business Law Review contains several interesting pieces on a range of topics. There are articles on the use of infringement notices by ASIC for alleged continuous disclosure contraventions, the Australian doctrinal position against the backdrop of good faith, the effect of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) on the Sale of Goods exceptions and much more.
The June 2011 issue of the Australian Business Law Review contains a range of interesting content including articles on ex-post assessments of competition agencies decisions, how the theoretical approach to coordinated effects analysis has changed over time and cartel compensation from a consumer’s perspective. There is also a section on Commercial Litigation and one on Media and Telecommunications.
In a surprising, but welcome, move, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced the scrapping of the prescriptive quality indicators for journals.
The grading of journals as A*, A, B or C will no longer be applied and these gradings will no longer be the indicators of research excellence.
The April 2011 Issue of the Australian Business Law Review contains articles on a range of topics, including vicarious liability in the law of tort, corporate group structures and their legal status, whether or not a managed investment schemes or trusts can be “insolvent” and insurance coverage after natural disasters. There are also sections on Environmental Law and Contracts and Restitution.
Over 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council undertook to rank journals in the Arts & Humanities Sector as part of the “Excellence in Research for Australia” initiative. Law journals were included in the ranking. Now the rankings that were assigned are being reviewed and new rankings will be released in 2012. Thomson Reuters has observed there may be some unintended long-term consequences of the ERA methodology and outcomes. To communicate these concerns, we have released a position statement.
By Robert J Wilczek and Douglas C Murray. Australian companies often form partnerships to conduct their business operations in the United States in order to take advantage of certain benefits under Australian and US tax laws. Before forming a US partnership, an Australian company should take care to ensure that the nature and characteristics of the US partnership it intends to form, which may differ drastically from those of an Australian partnership, will not thwart the Australian company’s ability to realise Australian tax benefits or expose its treasury to “upstream” liability for obligations of its US subsidiaries.
Australian regulation of foreign direct investment by sovereign wealth funds and State-owned enterprises: Are our rules right?
By Greg Golding. In recent years there has been considerable debate surrounding investment in Australia by entities affiliated with foreign governments.
The benefits to Australia of foreign direct investment seem clear, even if sometimes poorly understood by the general public.