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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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Simplifying construction contract language

12 June 2018 | Civil Contractors and Construction |

Construction law has its own language and each contract is like a dialect of that language.
If you don’t communicate using the …

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The state of the debt fund market

01 May 2018 | Banking & Finance |

I have met recently with a number of debt fund providers, niche property lenders and market participants.
These are some of my …

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ADVISER ALERT | Clients of diminished capacity – when Trustees are clients

05 April 2018 | Corporate & Commercial |

What’s the Problem?
Irrespective of whether a Trustee is a company or a natural person, the Trustee never has all the powers …

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What are commercial term sheets & heads of agreement – when are they used?

10 February 2018 | Corporate & Commercial |

Have you ever got half way through negotiations for a transaction and wondered why the process is taking so much time, …

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The case of the black opals and the latent defects

12 December 2016 | Corporate & Commercial |

A woman walks into an antique jewellery store and buys a pair of bracelet cuffs, only to find out nine years …

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New unfair contract terms law applies to small business

09 December 2016 | Corporate & Commercial |

The new unfair contract terms regime in the Australian Consumer Law and the ASIC Act will apply to the standard form …

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