Monday, 23 July 2018

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Latest Focus Papers
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games...
Google search for defamation: High Court says plaintiffs can sue
The High Court has paved the way for an individual to sue Google for allegedly defaming him in a series of search results and auto-complete phrases.
The end of lottery betting in Australia: Australian Federal Parliament decides
On 28 June 2018, Australian Federal Parliament passed the Interactive Gambling (Lottery Betting) Act 2018 (Cth) (Lottery Betting Act), prohibiting lottery betting in Australia.
Latest Case Studies
Latest Publications
eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulator...
Direct Selling Legal Update - June 2018
Welcome to the latest issue of the Addisons Direct Selling Legal Update. There have been a number of significant issues affecting the direct selling sector which have occurred since our last newsletter. Some of these issues are addressed in this newsletter.
Tips and traps in planning your company's IPO
Dwight D. Eisenhower once said that plans are worthless, but planning is everything. The first step in your company’s initial public offering (IPO) is to plan for the journey.
Latest Media
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
Budget benefits small business over startups
BRR Media interview with Kieren Parker, Senior Associate on Friday 15 May 2015 at 3:45pm.
Crowd sourced equity funding regime coming soon
BRR Media interview with Daniel Goldberg, Partner on Wednesday 8 April 2015 at 8:30am.