Australia’s Foreign Investment Approval Regime for Private Equity Buyers

Private equity funds often count foreign governments among their investors, alongside public sector pension funds…

PPSR Registrations expiring from 30 January 2019

Parties who have security interests registered on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) dating back…

Shareholders’ Right To Call Meetings Now Hollow

Dissatisfied shareholders considering calling a general meeting under section 249F should think again.  The recent…

The Aged Care Royal Commission – Work Begins

The Aged Care Royal Commission last week issued a letter to the 100 largest aged…

Crowd-Sourced Funding and Private Companies: Selling the Dream in Fragments

Last month, the Australian Parliament passed the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill…

The Consumer Data Right: Building the Information Nation

The background There is considerable momentum right now in Australia towards giving control of data…

Gun-Jumping: Cowboys and Cartels in the Merger Business

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently launched an unprecedented “gun-jumping” civil prosecution against…

E-lodgement arrives at ASIC

ASIC have recently approved the ASIC Corporations (Email Lodgement Service) Instrument, allowing certain fundraising and…

Why Ipso Facto Clauses Should Be On Your Radar

An ipso facto clause is a standard contract term which provides for default and termination…

Changes to Retail Leases Act (NSW) – what you need to know

In late 2016, the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 (Bill) was introduced into NSW…

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