Heads up: change in law affecting suppliers and service commences on 1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, suppliers of goods and services to any person (including large businesses)…

Hostility and threats pose no bar to shareholder’s inspection of books

Introduction Section 247A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) is a useful tool which…

COVID-19: Stand downs & JobKeeper directions – What are the courts and tribunals saying?

This year in Australia, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted mass stand downs under the existing Fair…

Update: Changes to Australian insolvency regime extended until 31 December 2020

This is an update to our previous insight article Major short-term changes to Australian insolvency…

Standard form contract clauses found to be unfair and invalid by the Federal Court

Case note on Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Ltd [2020]…

Update: Corporate electronic execution extended until 2021

This is an update to our previous insight article Corporate electronic execution temporarily permitted which…

Warranties and Indemnities in the M&A Context

Commercial risks are present in any given M&A transaction, risks that if were known earlier…

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…

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