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Video Bundle: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference

Video Bundle: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference

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CPD Units 6
  • Ethics & Professional Responsibility
  • Professional Skills
  • Practice Management & Business Skills
  • Substantive Law
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Recorded 25 March 2021 | Approx Run time: 6 hours

The 2021 Commercial Law Conference provides an overview of key developments that have occurred due to COVID-19 and delves deeper into core issues to strengthen knowledge and skills that are essential to any successful commercial law practice.

Improve your ability to identify and manage tax issues, master the art of drafting contract clauses, learn to better protect the value of trademarks and more. A streamed morning session allows you to tailor your learning experience.

This video bundle includes recordings of nine key sessions:

  1. Video 1: Recent Developments in Commercial Law – A COVID-19 Round-up (Run time 01:02:08)
  2. Video 2: Spotlight on Tax – Essential Tax Considerations for Commercial Lawyers (Run time 01:00:06)
  3. Video 3: Adding value through trademark registration (Run time 39:51)
  4. Video 4: IP valuation – how understanding the economic value of trademarks help your client (Run time 17:33)
  5. Video 5: Consumer Issues arising from COVID-19 related travel claims (Run time 19:38)
  6. Video 6: Intersection of Privacy & Consumer Law – Some key cases from 2020 (Run time 17:37)
  7. Video 7: Topical legal issues in consumer borrowing – responsible lending reform (Run time 22:12)
  8. Video 8: Practising Law in the New World- Risk management for 2021 (Run time 55:21)
  9. Video 9: Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Commercial Law Practice (Run time 56:08)

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Further Details

  • Further Details

    Video 1: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – Recent Developments in Commercial Law – A COVID-19 Round-up

    COVID-19 has impacted many areas of commercial law practice. From unforeseen issues arising in contracts to legislative changes, upcoming reforms to insolvency to protect small business and more, 2020 has certainly been a year of change.

    In this session, Matthew Harvey QC provides an essential round up of the developments in commercial law that have occurred due to COVID-19. Learn what you need to know to support your clients and your practice in 2021.

    Topics Include:

    • Frustration/force majeure: contracts of sale and leases
    • Insolvency
    • Business interruption insurance
    • Run time: 01:02:08
    • Compliance: SL

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    Video 2: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – Spotlight on Tax – Essential Tax Considerations for Commercial Lawyers

    An ability to identify and manage tax issues is essential for any commercial lawyer. This highly practical session explores some important tax issues that commonly arise in commercial law matters that you may work on. Our expert presenter will help you spot the issues, avoid adverse outcomes and achieve the best for your clients.

    Matthew Meng of the Victorian Bar will speak about his experiences in assisting commercial lawyers with tax issues on a range of transactions including:

    • Buying real estate
    • Buying a business
    • Property development
    • Selling a business
    • Succession planning for family businesses
    • Run time: 01:00:06
    • Compliance: SL

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    Video 3: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – Adding value through trademark registration

    This session discusses how to maximise commercial advantage through registration.

    Topics include:

    • Advantages of registration and dangers of not acquiring registration for essential trademarks
    • Strategy tips for deciding which trademarks to protect, including sub-brands
    • Tips and traps for obtaining and keeping registrations
    • Run time: 39:51
    • Compliance: SL/PS

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    Video 4: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – IP valuation – how understanding the economic value of trademarks help your client

    Topics include:

    • Overview of the benefits of obtaining a valuation of trademark portfolios, particularly in the context of COVID-19 crisis recovery
    • Insights into how the economic value of these assets can be determined
    • Importance of understanding the economic worth of brands in the context of litigation, transactions, setting strategic direction, capital raising and insolvency
    • Run time: 17:33
    • Compliance: SL/PS

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    Video 5: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – Consumer Issues arising from COVID-19 related travel claims

    This session explores consumer Issues arising from COVID-19 related travel claims

    • Run time: 19:38
    • Compliance: SL

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    Video 6: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – Intersection of Privacy & Consumer Law – Some key cases from 2020

    This session explores the intersection of Privacy and Consumer Law, while discussing some key cases from 2020

    • Run time: 17:37
    • Compliance: SL

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    Video 7: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – Topical legal issues in consumer borrowing – responsible lending reform

    This session explores the topical issues in consumer borrowing and responsible lending reform.

    • Run time: 22:12
    • Compliance: SL

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    Video 8: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – Practising Law in the New World- Risk management for 2021

    Risk management is always front of mind for any practitioner but 2021 is expected to bring a range of new issues not seen before in private practice. Even as we slowly begin to return to the office, it is unlikely the legal workforce will look exactly as it once did. Working from home (even if only some of the time) and increased flexibility brings with it a range of new considerations, and practices need to have systems and processes in place to avoid the risks of having employees working across multiple venues at different times.

    In this session, In this session, we will uncover some the new risks 2021 is likely to bring and the steps practitioners can take to set up their practices and help avoid these.

    • Run time: 55:21
    • Compliance: PM

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    Video 9: LIV CPD 2021 – Commercial Law Conference – Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Commercial Law Practice

    Navigating the ethical issues faced by lawyers in commercial law practice is no easy task, requiring a sharp and consistent ethical compass. In this concluding session, the LIV’s reputable ethics experts, Donna Cooper and Michael Dolan, facilitate a highly interactive discussion that considers a selection of challenging issues faced by commercial lawyers, as well as provide practical strategies to overcome them. These are illustrated by the use of de-identified real-life scenarios.

    Topics include:

    • A solicitor's paramount duty to the court and administration of justice
    • Ethical issues that have arisen due to COVID-19
    • Duty not to take advantage of the obvious error of another person
    • Ethics in negotiations
    • Duty of confidentiality
    • Solicitor as material witness
    • Conflict of interest
    • Run time: 56:08
    • Compliance: EP

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  • Presenters

    Chair: Molina Asthana, Vice President, Law Institute of Victoria, Principal, Swarup Asthana Lawyers

    Molina Asthana is the Principal of Swarup Asthana Lawyers, practicing in commercial law. Her previous experience includes as Principal Solicitor with the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office and top tier firms Minter Ellison and Clayton Utz. She is the Vice President of the LIV for 2021 and National Vice President of the AALA.

    Chair: Chris Bishop, LL.B (Hons), LL.B (Hon), Chief Credit Officer of Household Capital P/L

    Chris has had a 40+ years career in commercial law, retail lending, industry associations, and telecommunications, in predominantly senior credit & risk management roles. He is currently Chief Credit Officer of Household Capital P/L providing home equity retirement funding solutions to Australian Seniors.

    Video 1 – Speaker: Matthew N C Harvey QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Matthew Harvey QC is a commercial silk at the Victorian Bar. His practice includes appeals, Admiralty and maritime, international trade, corporations, and equity matters. He appears in superior courts and in domestic and international arbitration. He is listed in several legal guides to the profession.

    Video 2 – Speaker: Matthew Meng, Barrister, Victorian Bar

    Matthew Meng is a barrister specialising in tax. He acts for taxpayers and for the Commissioner of Taxation. He conducts tax proceedings in Commonwealth and State courts and tribunals. He also acts in tax audits, reviews and disclosures for both listed groups and private clients. Prior to joining the Victorian Bar, Matthew was a Senior Associate in the tax group at King & Wood Mallesons. Matthew is a Senior Fellow in the Tax Group at Melbourne Law School where he lectures in the Masters program.

    Video 3 – Speaker 1: Sally Foreman, Principal, Davies Collison Cave Pty Ltd

    Sally is a Principal in the Trade Mark Group of DCC with 20 years’ experience in managing local and international trade mark portfolios. During this time she also worked for a European Intellectual Property firm and on secondment as in-house counsel at Telstra. She acts for leading Australian and international technology, manufacturing, mining sector and motor vehicle companies, Government owned organisations, SME’s and individuals.

    Video 3 – Speaker 2: Andrew Sykes, Barrister, TM Attorney, NMAS Mediator, Victorian Bar

    Andrew conducts a dedicated practice in intellectual property law with a predominate focus on branding and trademark law. In the past four years alone, Andrew has acted in an extensive number of branding and trade mark disputes before various courts and tribunals, including 26 which proceeded to published judgements or decisions. He is also an arbitrator and nationally accredited mediator.

    Video 4 – Speaker: Karen Hallenstein, Managing Principal, ipervescence

    Karen is a co-founder and managing principal of new startup, ipervescence where she offers tailored intellectual property consulting and flexible resourcing services. Previously, Karen was an in-house lawyer at Telstra for 18 years, advising the company on legal issues associated with intellectual property, big data and procurement. She is a deep subject matter expert in IP, and has a Masters of IP from the University of Melbourne. She also has a BA, an honours degree in psychology and an LLB (with Honours) all from Monash University. She sits on the Law Institute of Victoria’s IP&IT Committee and is a director on the board of Geoscape Australia. Karen is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a qualified lifesaver.

    Video 5 – Speaker: Philippa Heir, Managing Lawyer – Insurance, Consumer Action Law Centre

    Philippa Heir is currently Acting Director of Legal Practice at the Consumer Action Law Centre in Melbourne. Having started her career in private practice acting for insurers, for the past six years, she has been advising and advocating for consumers experiencing insurance issues.

    She is also involved in insurance campaigns at Consumer Action, including the development of a self-help web tool, DemandARefund.com, to help people seek refunds for low value add-on insurance.

    To date, people have used DemandARefund.com to ask for over $30 million in premiums. In 2018, she represented and supported two clients who gave evidence at the Financial Services Royal Commission about their experience with the insurance industry. Philippa is also the Consumer Representative on the General Insurance Code Governance Committee.

    Video 6 – Speaker 1: Andrew Riordan, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

    Andrew Riordan is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Melbourne. He specialises in corporations’ law and competition and consumer law disputes and regulatory investigations. Andrew has extensive experience in dealing with corporations’ law and competition law litigation including cartel prosecution, misuse of market power, exclusive dealing and market manipulation.

    Andrew also provides strategic advice on domestic and cross-border merger clearances, joint ventures and anticompetitive conduct. His knowledge includes insights derived from his experience as a lawyer with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission prior to joining the firm.

    Video 6 – Speaker 2: Kelvin Ng, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

    Kelvin Ng is an Associate in the litigation team at Norton Rose Fulbright, specialising in regulatory investigations and disputes. Specifically, he has expertise in the areas of competition and consumer, corporations and financial services, and privacy law.

    He has assisted with the conduct of high profile and large-scale investigations and legal proceedings on behalf of government agencies such as the ACCC, ASIC and the OAIC. Outside of work, Kelvin is also the Victorian President of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.

    Video 7 – Speaker: Amanda Storey, Barrister from May 2021, former Director of Legal Practice at Consumer Action Law Centre

    Amanda Storey is currently undertaking the March 2021 Victorian Bar Readers’ Course. Prior to commencing that course she was the Director of Legal Practice of Consumer Action Law Centre. Her centre won the 2019 LIV Access to Justice Award for its work on the Financial Services Royal Commission.

    Video 8 – Speaker: Stephen Bubb, Risk Manager, Legal Practitioners’ Liability Commission

    Stephen was appointed as a risk manager by LPLC in January 2016. He has over 30 years’ experience in private practice and understands the challenges that practitioners face. He is focused on the benefits that legal practitioners can achieve from good legal practice management.

    Video 9 – Speaker: Michael Dolan, Special Counsel, Ethics & Professional Practice, Law Institute of Victoria

    Michael has had a long legal career spanning over 45 years, including 20 years as a senior executive in the electricity supply and mobile telephone industries in Australia and the UK.

  • Professional Development

    The Law Institute of Victoria's professional development program does more than just satisfy your compliance requirements for the CPD year, it provides you with quality and contemporary learning opportunities and practical solutions that you can apply to improve outcomes for your clients and support your practice for years to come.

    Learn more:

    Compliance requirements

    Upcoming CPD schedule

    Additional recorded webinars, events, training and online videos