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May 29, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ACST

In-Person Event | 

Piper Alderman Offices
Level 16, 70 Franklin Street, 
Adelaide  SA  5000

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Non-members In-House Counsel: Member Only Event
Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

A program hosted by:

ACC Australia

Ever wondered about those clauses that have been in contracts ‘forever’, but could now spell trouble? Explore the grey areas of contract terms with us as we unravel what could now potentially be considered Unfair Contract Terms (UCTs). No stone will be left unturned with this insightful debate.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to identify and mitigate legal risks in contracts. This event is designed to empower in-house counsel with actionable insights.

Join the ACC South Australia Committee and your fellow ACC members and peers for this event, including a light breakfast and networking opportunities, hosted by Piper Alderman.


Shannon Adams

Shannon Adams – Partner, Piper Alderman

With over 35 years of experience, Shannon specialises in providing legal counsel to financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, and building societies. His expertise spans regulatory compliance, corporate governance, M&A, commercial transactions, and dispute resolution. Shannon is recognised for his prowess in retail financial services documentation, product development, and corporate governance.

Joshua Annese

Joshua Annese – Partner, Piper Alderman

Joshua specialises in guiding banks, credit unions, and financial institutions through the intricate landscape of retail financial services regulations. His expertise encompasses product development, regulatory compliance, dispute resolution, and commercial arrangements. He advises on advancements like the New Payments Platform and Comprehensive Credit Reporting, ensuring clients adapt to regulatory changes like the Australian Design and Distribution Obligations regime and Consumer Data Right/Open Banking.

Janelle Borlace

Janelle Borlace – Solicitor, SA Power Network

As an in-house lawyer SA Power Networks, Janelle has a strong background in commercial law and contract management, navigating negotiations and transactional matters for both small and large business. She aligns her expertise with harmonizing legal intricacies with business risk appetite. With the change to the Australian Consumer Law in 2023 shifting the unfair contract law to include a new penalty regime, she managed the internal review project of procurement and provision contracts balancing the rights of small business, legal intricacies and commercial pragmatism.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration. 


Credits: 1.0 CPD Points
Category: Practice Management & Business Skills

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