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.
Michael Terceiro is a competition and consumer lawyer who has run his own legal practice Terceiro Legal Consulting for over 10 years. Michael is also the Deputy Chair of Small and Medium Enterprise Committee (SME Committee) of the Law Council of Australia and the Deputy Chair of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) Disciplinary Tribunal.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) at Macquarie University, and completed his Master of Laws at the University of Sydney, a Professional Certificate in Arbitration at the University of Adelaide and a Master of Dispute Resolution (With Excellence) at the University of New South Wales. Michael will also be commencing a PhD in Law through the University of NSW in 2019.
Prior to setting up his own practice, Michael worked at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for 15 years in a number of senior positions including as a Director of Enforcement and Compliance, the Director in charge of the Sydney Mergers and Asset Sale Branch, the National GST Enforcement Coordinator and the Director in charge of the ACCC’s Waterfront Team during the Waterfront Dispute.
Michael authored the Anticompetitive Agreements and Secondary Boycotts chapters of the CCH Australian Competition and Consumer Law Reporter. He has also written numerous articles for Lexis Nexis, CCH’s Australian Competition & Consumer Law Reporter and Tracker, the NSW Law Society Journal, Impact! A National Journal of Environmental Law, and the Keeping Good Companies publication.
Stephen Corones, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, QUT
Professor Rex Ahdar (New Zealand)
Dr Paul Ali (Victoria)
Professor Philip Clarke (Victoria)
Jeffrey Hilton SC (New South Wales)
Dr R Ian McEwin (Singapore)
The Hon Justice Ralph Simmonds (Western Australia)
Frank Zumbo (New South Wales)
Book reviews – Dr Rob Nicholls
Commercial litigation – Professor Michael Legg
Company law and securities – Dr Olivia Dixon
Competition law and market regulation – Professor Brent Fisse
Consumer dealings – Tracey Atkins
Contracts and restitution – Michael Borsky QC
Franchising and small business – Professor Jenny Buchan
Industrial and workplace relations law – 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
Privacy – Dr Normann Witzleb
The consolidated table of authors and articles for this Journal is available here.
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http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/australian-legal-journals-index-online/productdetail/85643 (Australian Legal Journals Index)
https://clarivate.com/products/web-of-science/ (Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index)
The Australian Legal Journals Index is an online legal database prepared by the Lionel Murphy Library of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. It is produced by Thomson Reuters and is available via subscription.
The ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) is an online database formerly produced by Thomson Reuters and now maintained by Clarivate Analytics. It is part of the Web of Science Core Collection and is available via subscription.
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The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review publishes the following articles: “A step too far in consumer credit protection: Are external dispute resolution schemes wielding the sword of Damocles?” – Franci Cantatore and Brenda Marshall; “Advertising by professions and the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)” – Anthony Gray; “Do deep pockets have a place in competition analysis?” – Rhonda L Smith and David K Round; and “How likely is “likely”? Metcash, counterfactuals and proof under s 50” – Daniel McCracken-Hewson. There is also a Consumer Dealings section and a Franchising section.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles discussing insider trading and the “Chinese wall” defence, security interests within the Personal Property Securities Act 2009, standard of proof required in merger cases following Metcash, and procurement, social enterprises, co-operatives and public service. There is also a Contracts and Restitution section, the New Zealand Newsletter and two book reviews.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Do we need a better way for reviewing mergers?” by Peter Strickland; “Precluding prescriptive duties in fiduciary relationships: The problems with the proscriptive delimitation” by Leon Firios; and “The SMSF trustee-members” by Josephine Castillo. Also included in this Part are several sections: Competition and Market Regulation; Consumer Dealings; Company Law and Securities; and New Zealand Newsletter.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles on the corporate veil and whether it is a rebuttable presumption of independence, the US fraud-on-the-market theory and its applicability in Australian law, direct investment by State-owned enterprises in Australian public companies and the regulation of Australia’s credit card industry.
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.