Insolvency Reforms: for better or for worse?

On 24 September 2020, the Australian Federal Government announced what it called the most significant reforms to Australia's insolvency framework in over 30 years. "The reforms, which draw on key features from Chapter 11 of the...

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Case Note: Ko v Hall and Ors [2020] VSCA 224

On 4 September 2020, the court of appeal handed down its decision in Ko v Hall and Ors [2020] VSCA 224. The main issue in this case was whether a determination by the medical panel made outside of the time frame prescribed by s 2...

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Shareholders’ Agreements – Why do you need one?

It's always a question of priority when setting up a private business – every dollar is precious. If a dollar is to be re-invested, it needs to be well invested. We often hear business owners wondering why they should invest ...

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First dumping, now Australian wine exporters face a countervailing duty investigation by the Chinese Government

Following on from the recently announced dumping duty investigation into Australian wine, the Chinese Government hit the industry with a countervailing duty investigation on 31 August.  Below we briefly set out the claims that wi...

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We’re on the move

The Sydney CBD office will have a new address from Monday 14 September 2020. Our new office address will be 1 Bligh Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Our mailing address will remain the same: GPO Box 4132, Sydney NSW 2001 Please u...

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Victorian Court of Appeal rules on third party unfair preference payments

On 5 August 2020, the Victorian Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Cant v Mad Brothers Earthmoving Pty Ltd [2020] VSCA 198, providing clarity on the circumstances in which a third party payment may amount to an unfair pre...

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