Legal Concerns for the Sharing Economy

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000

CLE points: Four (4)
8.45am     Introduction from Chair
Chair:    James GONCZI, Senior Lawyer LegalVision  

Topic 1: Legal Model Aspects of the Sharing Economy
Speaker: Bronwen MORGAN, Professor UNSW Law
•    Platform co-operativism
•    Social Enterprise
•    New Economy Network of Australia
•    Sharing Cities Network
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

10.45am    Morning Tea

Topic 3: 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 4: Regulation of the Sharing 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    
12.55-1.00pm Questions and Close


Grace Hotel
77 York St
Sydney NSW 2000