Adoption of AI solutions

Duration: 1 hour
Filmed: May 2022

AI grabs headlines for predicting World Cup winners, influencing election results and spotting meteorites, but in 2022, AI isn’t just limited to these flashy use-cases - it plays a role in almost everything we do.

Lawyers need to learn how to ask the right questions to understand the role of AI and machine learning in their clients’ projects, so that they can give advice that addresses the nuanced legal issues that arise for this technology.

This webinar explores:

  • regulatory and governance considerations, and approaches to risk management, relating to the adoption of AI solutions;
  • unique contractual approaches to procurement of AI; and
  • relevant case studies and lessons learned.

Critical Assets Under Scrutiny

Duration: 59 mins
Filmed: April 2022

Australia’s changing geo-political situation is evident in the intensification of regulation around critical infrastructure assets including energy, water, healthcare, data, finance, space, defence and more. The Government has identified a need for greater critical asset self-sufficiency and resilience, leading to stronger intervention powers by government and regulators in investment approvals and operational risks around data and cyber security.

This session, hosted by Gilbert + Tobin, we explore:

  • the recently enacted legislation which requires owners to provide control and operational information about the critical infrastructure asset, rendering them subject to enhanced cyber security obligations; and
  • the implications for investment in the sector, including approvals under the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act and new regulatory risks for asset owners.

Commercial Construction of Contracts

Duration: 45 mins
Filmed: February 2018
This seminar outlines methodologies used to construe contract clauses and considers: 1. the principles of commercial construction of contracts 2. The current state of the law concerning admissibility of surrounding circumstances to construe a contract 3. Whether courts take a more literal or contextual approach to construction 4. The approach the high court is taking including a consideration of Ecosse Property Holdings Pty Ltd v Gee Dee Nominees Pty Ltd [2017] HCA 12

Controlling liability by contract – risk allocation devices

Duration: 1 hour
Filmed: February 2022

In this recording, Dr Elisabeth Peden SC gives an update on useful risk allocation devices used in contracts including:

  • Exclusion and limitation clauses;
  • Liquidated damages clauses;
  • Indemnities; and
  • Termination clauses

Data breaches, continuous disclosure and class actions – unwelcome bedfellows

Duration: 59 mins
Filmed: August 2021

Data breaches are now a key risk for all Australian businesses. Australia’s data breach regulatory regime is unique, as is its continuous disclosure and class action environment. This combination poses distinctive and developing challenges for companies and boards in preparing for and managing, these issues as they arise.

This webinar, hosted by Gilbert + Tobin in conjunction with ACC Australia, explores:

  • the data breach regime and how it intersects with directors’ duties, the current continuous disclosure obligations and regulatory and class action risk;
  • recent high-profile cases; and
  • how this might be impacted by law reform proposals to introduce a permanent knowledge element for civil liability for breaches of the continuous disclosure regime.

Data sovereignty and nationalism

Duration: 58 mins
Filmed: March 2020

This session covers: 

  • how data provides strategic advantages to nation states;
  • matters relating to foreign ownership of data; and
  • the role of the Australian Government / private sector in ensuring infrastructure resilience.