Sharp Tudhope continues to have a strong practice in transport and logistics with Partner John Gordon being the Chair of the Freight Logistics Action Group (FLAG) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Associate Shima Grice has an active role on the FLAG Health and Safety Sub-committee and heads our busy Health and Safety in employment practice.
A Royal Commission of Inquiry established in relation to the Pike River Coal Mine tragedy found that there were significant shortcomings in the company's corporate governance and management. The failure of the company's board of directors to provide effective health and safety leadership contributed to the operational causes of the explosions that killed twenty-nine men.
Parliament has introduced the Commerce (Cartels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill ("the Bill") to amend the Commerce Act 1986 ("the Act"). The Bill introduces new cartel clauses and criminal sanctions for cartel behaviour. Click the heading above to read more.
The Companies and Limited Partnership Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) looks to make some important amendments to the Companies Act 1993. If the Bill comes into force it will have a significant impact on a number of companies and company directors. The proposed changes are introduced to strengthen the rules applying to the governance, registration and the underlying ownership of companies.
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