Alistair Newton

Alistair Newton

As a competition and consumer specialist, Alistair has a deep understanding of the market contexts in which his clients operate. He is driven by the challenge of navigating complex legal and economic problems to achieve the best commercial and regulatory outcomes. Alistair prides himself on his reliability, diligence and acumen. Alistair has over 15 years’ […]

Hamilton Locke assists with Successful Restructure of Wayward Brewing

Hamilton Locke is delighted to have assisted Peter Philip, the founder and director of Wayward Brewing Company Pty Ltd (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) and Local Drinks Collective Pty Ltd (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) (Companies) on the successful restructure of the much-loved local craft brewery in Camperdown NSW. On 2 January 2024, […]

Unfair Contract Terms Regime: What are the New Penalties for Australian Businesses?

Late 2023 saw the significant expansion of Australia’s ‘unfair contract terms’ (UCT) regime, as the changes to the competition provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) commenced. These changes are particularly relevant to businesses in industries where it is common practice to provide products or services on standard terms, such as suppliers of […]

Taste of Australia– November 2023

Taste of Australia is specifically designed for foreign investors and their advisers, and provides a high-level look at the current issues facing deal makers in Australia. In this edition, we discuss: M&A and Capital Markets Update ASIC focuses on ‘greenwashing’ Merger control update Foreign investment Real Estate Construction Cyber Security and Privacy Artificial Intelligence Battery […]

Michael Tooma

Michael has a strong belief in the power of collaboration to address complex legal challenges. His approach, whether with his team, in partnership with clients, or among colleagues, reflects his commitment to fostering a culture of shared knowledge, empathy and excellence. Michael is Australia’s leading health and safety lawyer with specialist expertise in regulatory investigations […]

Five Key Features of Australia’s Security of Critical Infrastructure Laws Every Australian Business Should Know

Earlier this year, Hamilton Locke published guidance on the new SOCI Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Program Rules (CIRMP Rules).  With the six-month grace period to implement a risk management plan now expired, a review by the Federal Government of its Cyber Security Strategy 2023-2030 currently underway and imminent reforms to Australia’s privacy legislation, it is […]