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Australia’s insolvency laws are changing, yet again.
Partner Sar Katdare and Associate Jaime Campbell have written the Australian chapter for the International Comparative Legal Guide: Vertical Agreements and Dominant Firms 2019.
A practical cross-border insight into private equity.
On 3 July 2019, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) issued the long-awaited Consultation Paper 315 (CP 315), setting out its proposals for the new regulatory regime for...
We have started to see the Federal Court use its discretionary powers in respect of class actions to order defendants to disclose their insurance policies to plaintiffs.
The recent Federal Court judgment Lucas v Zomay Holdings Pty Ltd is a reminder to all contracting parties that a preliminary agreement is immediately binding, even when you are expecting to enter...
These new legislative regimes in Australia have been largely inspired by existing modern slavery and transparency legislation in the UK and the USA.
With significant regulatory change coming into effect the spotlight is staying firmly on
culture, ethics and regulatory compliance. An organisation’s social licence to operate
remains a priority...
The Supreme Court of New South Wales has held that, in relation to defamation liability, media companies are deemed to be the publishers of any comments posted to their public Facebook pages by...
In its much anticipated decision, the High Court has unanimously dismissed the Amerind appeal.
The Federal Court has approved one of the more novel schemes of arrangement in recent times, where the bidder (already a major shareholder), required that both the target’s Executive Chairman...
The information to be sent to target shareholders seeking their approval of a scheme of arrangement is required to include whether or not each director recommends approval of the scheme; or if a...
By a 4:3 majority, the High Court of Australia has upheld the Full Federal Court’s decision regarding the actions of a storekeeper who provided a “book-up” credit service to indigenous residents in...
As we approach 1 July, it is important to assess changes in the employment landscape for the next financial year.
Comparing Australia’s approach to the taxation of employee share schemes to similar schemes in the US shows Australian start-ups and small businesses could be disadvantaged in the global market.
A short case summary on the recent Osteo Gel case.
This brochure provides global investors a practical and quick overview about real estate investments in Australia, which includes answers to some of their commonly asked questions.
On 3 May 2019, the Federal Court of Australia dismissed an application brought by the administrators of an oil and gas exploration company, Paltar Petroleum Limited (Paltar) to adjourn proceedings...
With effect from 1 July 2018, a new withholding regime for GST will require purchasers to withhold an amount from the
purchase price for ‘new residential premises’ and for ‘potential residential...
On 17 May 2019, the Federal Court approved the scheme of arrangement between Angas and its Debenture Holders.
The NSW Supreme Court has reaffirmed the criteria for a Court to inquire into a liquidator’s conduct
The recent sale of Black Oak Minerals Limited (Black Oak) to Ramelius Resources Limited (ASX: RMS) (Ramelius) shows that section 444GA of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act) can be used to...
What are employee incentive plans and why do employers use them?
The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Investment Funds 2019
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