Legal Concerns for the Sharing Economy

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

CLE points: Four (4)

1.15pm   Introduction from Chair
Chair:    James GONCZI, Senior Lawyer LegalVision  

Topic 1: Small cogs in gig machines? Engaging workers in the sharing economy
Speaker: Angus MACINNIS, Lawyer, StevensVuaran Lawyers
•    Employees vs contractors in the “gig economy” – new issues, or old wine in new bottles?
•    Distinguishing employees and contractors – labour law and taxation implications
•    Work health and safety duties – who are “workers” and where is their “workplace”?
•    International and Australian legislative responses to the development of the “gig economy”

Topic 2: Yours, Mine and Ours: IP in the Shared Economy Supporting Disruption for More Democratized Marketplace Scenarios
Speaker: Melissa MCGRATH, Special Counsel K+L Gates
•    What is the Shared economy?
o    collaborative creation and consumption; and/or
o    a hybrid market model balancing owning and gift giving.
•    IP creation, ownership and usage

3.10pm    Morning Tea

Topic 3: Legal Model Aspects of the Shared Economy
Speaker: Bronwen MORGAN, Professor, UNSW Law
•    Platform co-operativism
•    Social Enterprise
•    New Economy Network of Australia
•    Sharing Cities Network

Topic 4: Regulation of the Shared Economy     
Speaker: Simon POMERY, Assistant Director of Enforcement ACCC (ACT)

•   The challenges faced in applying the competition and consumer protection provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010
•   Connections between behaviours in the sharing economy and traditional business practices
•   ACCC dealings with the sharing economy to date   

5.10-5.15pm Questions and Close


Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000