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…

Assessing the Legality of Electronic Signatures

“Electronic signatures” are increasingly becoming seen as a secure, safe way to execute important transactions.…

Ramifications of ABN versus ACN on the PPS Register

Administrative oversights are easy enough to make - no matter how careful your eye is…

Restraints of trade in a sale of business

In a sale of a business (whether by a sale of shares or the underlying…

Changes to Unfair Contract Terms

The recent Treasury Legislation Amendment (Small Business and Unfair Contract Terms) Act 2015 extends unfair…

Transferring registration of a foreign company to an Australian registered company

This note provides a brief overview of the process for transferring the registration of a…

Creating Binding Preliminary Agreements

As a precursor to commercial negotiations, preliminary agreements (often called term sheets, heads of agreement,…

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