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It is often thought that the law is slow, and unable to keep up with technological change - although it is important to note that this is not always the case.

More often than not, the law is sufficiently clear, but is effectively sitting in wait for someone to launch a challenge over a new piece of technology, in order for it to actually be applied.

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We are pleased to announce our sector focussed leading lawyers have been recognised in the 2020 Best Lawyers in Australia list as published in the Australian Financial Review.

Congratulations to Holman Webb’s Workplace Relations team for their nomination as finalists for Workplace Relations and Employment Team of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce two promotions in our Brisbane office, effective from 1 July 2018:

Despite concerns raised by liquidators and experts locally and abroad, the Federal court has confirmed its view that a set-off under section 553C of the Corporations Act can be utilised in an unfair preference claim. 

Holman Webb is delighted to announce that the firm has been named as finalists in the Australasian Law Awards 2018 in the following categories:

Holman Webb Lawyers has announced a strategic alliance with global US firm Diaz Reus, strengthening the firm’s reach into the Latin American market.

With an existing reach in the Australian and European markets, the alliance will increase the capability of both firms in the Asia Pacific region.

“We have been discussing the possibility of working together for some time,” chairman John Wakefield. “An increasing number of Australian enterprises are operating in Latin America and a number of Latin American businesses have interests in Australia.  We are both commercial firms, similar in size and offering and are multi-cultural.  In that sense it is a natural fit.”  

Diaz Reus is a full-service firm headquartered in Miami, with 14 offices located throughout the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.  The firm has eight offices in Latin America.

“Diaz Reus’ multicultural and multilingual lawyers operate seamlessly, worldwide, giving our clients access to boots-on-the-ground global legal counsel,” said Michael Diaz Jr., Diaz Reus’ global managing partner.

“Our alliance with Holman Webb is will consolidate our offering in the region.”

Holman Webb currently has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane with specialist expertise in corporate advisory, compliance and dispute resolution work.

It is intended the expanded reach of both firms will attract additional major corporates across the jurisdictions in which the alliance operates to take advantage of the very competitive cost-structures in both firms without compromise on quality of service.

Jan 30, 2015 12:54:00 PM / by John Wakefield posted in Dispute Resolution

This article, recently published in the February 2015 Law Society Journal, considers the extent to which the objectives underpinning the introduction of amending federal and new state legislation have been effective, if they have not, why not, and what further steps can now be taken to engender the necessary culture of arbitration to promote a competitive and sustainable arbitration environment in Australia.

Feb 7, 2013 2:11:00 PM / by Simon Rigby posted in Dispute Resolution

The ACCC had claimed that sponsored links displayed by Google between 2005 and 2008 had conveyed misleading and deceptive representations.  The case involved searches using keywords such as Harvey World Travel and Honda, which were redirected to competitors websites.

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