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Quarterly update

What have we been up to?

Work highlight examples

$270 million deal

M&A: Advising Optimus Group on the acquisition of Autopact for $270.56 million. Check out the article in Go Auto and our case study.

Privacy audit project

Privacy: Undertaking a Privacy audit for a household-name client.

Coffee franchise

Contracts: Advising a coffee franchise on its supplier agreements to address unfair contract term risks.


Compliance: Helping several household-name brands to review their marketing in light of the ACCC’s increased focus on greenwashing claims.

$50 million asset pool dispute

Disputes: Successfully defending an aged care provider in a substantial matter in the Supreme Court, involving a $50 million asset pool.

Tech efficiencies

Helping in-house: Creating a technology solution for Movember to enable business units across the globe to self-create standard contracts. Check out the case study here.

Out and about

We held a client lunch on cyber crisis management. Andrew Thompson chaired the lunch where Allan Briggs of Crisis Shield shared his insights from decades working in the crisis management industry. This lunch proved so popular that Allan Briggs returned to run a live cyber crisis simulation on 16 November.

Raph Goldenberg was interviewed by NORA (the National Online Retailers Association) about CIE Legal’s work in the consumer products and online retail sector. Check out the video here.

Nicole Wilson spoke at the She Breaks the Law Global Café on ‘Empowering First-Gen Women in Law: Breaking Barriers and Forging Paths.’

Andrew Maher and Ines Balint held a webinar for ALPMA (the Australasian Practice Management Association) on changes to the Fair Work Act.

Mark Waters attended the SCLAA (Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia) Victoria committee meeting and met supply chain specialists, manufacturers and retailers to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the sector.

Unfair Contract Terms Regime

Raph Goldenberg and Nicole Wilson held a webinar update on the new Unfair Contract Terms Regime.

The new Unfair Contract Terms Regime went live on 9 November. Click here for our update outlining the new regime, here for our infographic summarising the key changes and here for details of our fixed price offer to review standard contracts in light of the changes.

Coming up

29 February 2024

Our next Women’s Networking Lunch will be a special one, on a leap day. Mikaela Straface, CEO of WomenCAN, will share her career story and discuss the work of WomenCAN. Invitations will be sent in the New Year, but if you’d like to attend the lunch, (limited numbers at a city centre venue), please email Carmen.

Welcome to Monica and Zach!

We welcomed Monica Yuan and Zach Moon on 9 October.
Monica is a senior associate working in corporate / commercial and disputes, and she has particular expertise in advising Chinese clients.
Zach is a corporate / commercial / technology / competition lawyer with experience working with LegalTech start-ups.
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