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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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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Flexibility within reason – Recent cases demonstrate limitations on the exercise of JobKeeper enabling directions

Since 9 April 2020, the temporary JobKeeper legislation has allowed employers to vary the working hours of employees in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This JobKeeper enabling direction, among others, aims to assist businesses ...

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Shareholders’ Agreements – What are they and what are they for?

As the name suggests, a Shareholders' Agreement is an agreement between the shareholders of a company, which sets out the rules and processes that will apply to shareholders investing in and participating in the decision making of...

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