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This piece is designed to prompt thoughts of what changes may be required in private M&A documents in order to accommodate and allocate risks relating to COVID-19 and the fallout from this pandemic.
Last week, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down the decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato  FCAFC 84 dismissing WorkPac’s application for a declaration that Mr Rossato...
This note provides a summary of the key provisions of the Further Measures Act and New Regulations.
ASIC and ASX have both announced temporary changes to their respective regulatory regimes to facilitate capital raisings for listed entities in response to the economic impact of COVID-19.
Times are changing rapidly with the current flow of Coronavirus measures introduced to support businesses in debt and distress.
Last week the Australian Government announced a three step framework for a COVIDSafe Australia.
New competition laws will apply to generators and suppliers of electricity as of 10 June 2020.
In the biggest shake-up of Australia’s antiquated company signing requirements, the Federal Government has temporarily modified the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to allow for companies to...
Participants in Australia’s infrastructure sector are, as a general rule, already familiar with the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and Australia’s foreign investment regime.
The Commonwealth Treasurer exercised emergency powers under the Corporations Act to facilitate virtual meetings and electronic execution of documents by companies.
Navigating trade credit insurance policies.
A red light from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is not necessarily fatal when it comes to seeking approval for mergers but red light Statement of Issues (SOI) are becoming...
We are in daily communication with our clients, commercial property landlords, agents, consultants and tenants.
This article aims to provide a summary of the rules relating to the JobKeeper scheme.
On 24 April 2020, the Western Australian Parliament passed the Commercial Tenancies (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 (WA) (the Act).
The EPA has released an updated guideline on its approach to GHG emissions assessment.
This insight provides a short summary of the cumulative effect of the Act and the Regulations.
On 7 April 2020, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, provided details of the mandatory Commercial Tenancies Code of Conduct to be legislated and regulated in each state and territory.
As anticipated, on 8 April 2020, the Federal Parliament passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Act 2020 and related legislation which establishes the JobKeeper...
On 1 April 2020, the FWC announced a provisional view that it will amend 103 modern awards to include a new temporary Schedule that will operate until 30 June 2020, subject to review by the...
Breaking news: NSW lifts extra charges to stamp duty and land tax in respect of testamentary trusts with potential non-resident beneficiaries, provided they are created under Wills or Codicils...
The Productivity Commission (Commission) has released its draft report on Resources Sector Regulation, inviting submissions from the public and affected stakeholders on its proposed findings and...
Last week the ACCC granted an urgent interim authorisation to Coles to coordinate its activities with other supermarkets for the broad purpose of ensuring the fair and equitable distribution of...
In its efforts to provide much needed relief to employers and employees from the financial impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government has announced the JobKeeper Payment scheme to support...
Governments and businesses around the world are dealing with a new paradigm and greater uncertainty in the face of COVID-19.