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The definition of ‘Consumer’ under Australian Consumer Law is changing

10 February 2021 | Corporate Finance |

Effective 1 July 2021, businesses in Australia need to be aware of the newly expanded definition of 'consumer' under Australia Consumer Law ('ACL'), which will allow more customers to rely on Consumer Guarantees.

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Not For Profit (NFP) Board Update 2021: Lessons from 2020

27 January 2021 | Corporate Finance |

Events such as the 2019 Australian bushfires & the global COVID pandemic have highlighted how pivotal it is for Not For Profit (NFPs) organisations to improve their governance processes and diversify their funding sources, both of which have a material impact on the ultimate success of the NFP.

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Repeal of Covid Business Protection January 2021

18 January 2021 | Corporate Finance |

In a bid to support the Australian economy and business during the pandemic, the new Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Act restricted the ways that creditors could recover their debts. These COVID-driven debtor relief measures have now expired.

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Law firms need to consider increasing cyber security measures in 2021

21 December 2020 | Corporate Finance |

Nexus' Principal and legal tech expert Jeremy Duffy discusses the three key things legal businesses undertake to start 2021 in a more cyber-secure position.

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Australia’s new Payment Times Reporting Scheme will commence 1 January 2021

01 December 2020 | Corporate Finance |

With Australia’s new Payment Times Reporting Scheme commencing 1 January 2021, large businesses in Australia will start the new year having to publicly report their payment practices to small businesses.

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Impending 31 December 2020 deadline for changes to Discretionary Trusts

26 October 2020 | Estate Planning |

If you are a trustee or beneficiary of a discretionary trust that owns property in NSW, your trust deed may require amendments that exclude ‘foreign persons’ as beneficiaries by 31 December 2020 to avoid additional surcharges.

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Changes to Insolvency Laws give relief for debts but at what cost?

26 March 2020 | Corporate & Commercial |

On Sunday, 22 March 2020, the Federal Government announced that the Treasurer has been granted temporary powers to make regulatory changes …

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5 reasons to incorporate your company in Singapore

10 February 2020 | Corporate & Commercial |

We have recently had queries from clients asking us to assist them with incorporating their companies in Singapore.
For those who are …

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SOPA Over The Holidays

27 November 2019 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

The present you don’t want to get – Dealing with SOPA payment claims over the holidays.
Unfortunately, the Christmas break poses as …

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Do you have a Whistle?

26 November 2019 | Corporate & Commercial |

Time for a whistleblower policy?
Changes to the Corporations Act means that many companies will need to have a policy which outlines …

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How the buy sell agreement works

28 June 2019 | Business Structuring |

You may have heard of the concept of a business succession or “buy/ sell” that deals with the exit of a business proprietor in the event of an event such as death or disablement.  Here is how it works based on a case study and solution.

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Institutionalise your memory

21 May 2019 | Corporate & Commercial |

Bad habits and not knowing what to do put at risk the assets of individuals, families, family businesses and organisations. Here are many practical ways to protect assets against death, disability or organisational or family dissolution.

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Update contracts and register assets to protect against insolvency events

04 December 2018 | Construction & Infrastructure |

It’s time to review and update your insolvent trading clauses and practices! Historically common law came to the aid of an asset owner needing to protect materials, plant and equipment delivered to a buyer which had not yet paid in full. Recent changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) assist such buyers in receipt of unpaid assets even though the buyers are potentially insolvent.

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How selective communication to lawyers protects business

22 November 2018 | Corporate & Commercial |

Lawyers know, but clients need to appreciate, that not all communication of information by a client with a lawyer is blocked …

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“What’s really left for lawyers to do?” | Artificial Intelligence in Legal Practice Summit

14 August 2018 | Corporate & Commercial |

Exploring how technology has impacted the legal workforce and the need to find new ways to upskill and manage the changing …

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