ACC Endorses the ICN Framework for Competition Agency Procedures

ACC, along with other global business organizations, has endorsed the International Competition Network (ICN) Framework for Competition Agency Procedures (CAP). The CAP highlights and reinforces important due process principles in competition law investigations. See more here.

ACC Files Brief in Australian Cyberattack Privilege Case

ACC and its Australia chapter requested to file an amicus brief in the case of Glencore v. Commissioner of Taxation for the Commonwealth of Australia. Following the leak of privileged documents from the Appleby law firm in the 2017 Paradise … Continue reading

ACC Files Comments in Response to Uniform Law Considered by Western Australia

On March 21, 2019, ACC and its Australia chapter filed comments in response to the proposed Legal Profession Uniform Law (Uniform Law) being considered by Western Australia. In its comments, ACC advocated for the inclusion of provisions to clarify the … Continue reading

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  1. In-House Teams Bypass Noise in the Middle with Direct Briefing
    Lawyers Weekly (Australia) covers the recent trend where corporate legal departments brief barristers directly rather than work through solicitors, which saves on external legal costs.
  2. Australian Company Lawyers Cut Big Firm Crust
    Australian Financial Review covers law department management achievements of the finalists for the ACC In-house Lawyer Awards and quotes ACC Australia president Adrian Goss on overall trends.
  3. Law Firm Competition: Buyers Become a New Entrant
    LexisNexis Business of Law Blog cites ACC research on insourcing and notes the launch of ACC Legal Operations in an article about a new era of competition for law firms.
  4. AIG Announces Its Creating a Legal Ops Consultancy
    Corporate Counsel reports that AIG will start its own legal operations consultancy, news that the company announced at the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting.
  5. Why GCs Should Look Beyond Arbitration
    Law360 writes about a session on arbitration at the 2015 ACC Annual Meeting, noting that 21 states with business court programs as of 2014.