Director Identification Numbers Incoming: Bob Marley, Homer Simpson & Elvis can’t be directors anymore.

The passage of the Treasury Laws Amendment (registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2019 (the…

Significant reforms proposed for Australia’s foreign investment framework

On Friday, 5 June 2020 the Federal Treasurer announced sweeping changes to Australia’s foreign investment…

Victoria permits further electronic execution and virtual witnessing

This article is an update to our earlier insight, Witnessing now a virtual reality, which…

Witnessing now a virtual reality

Lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have created barriers to executing documents. As a means…

Corporate electronic execution temporarily permitted

The Federal Government has made modifications to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) to…

COVID-19 – Managing employees in the face of the outbreak

The outbreak and rapid spread of a novel corona virus, COVID-19, is throwing up all…

Major short-term changes to Australian insolvency regime

On Sunday morning, the Prime Minister and Treasurer announced further measures to assist struggling Australian…

ASIC proposes further relief for companies planning an initial public offering

ASIC has announced (see Media Release 20-044MR) that the consultation process is now open on its…

Should a contract include protections from “gross negligence”?

The concepts of negligence and gross negligence Under Australian tort law, there is no judicial…

Cast-out: Court vetoes administrator’s exercise of a casting vote blocking a resolution for their replacement

On 11 December 2019, the NSW Court of Appeal found that an administrator should not…

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