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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Lawyer and athlete George Mourani optimistic about the future of Sports Law in Australia

This year Hunt & Hunt was appointed to the National Sports Tribunal Assistance Panel. We had a chat with Lawyer and athlete George Mourani about the assistance panel, his sporting background, and why Hunt & Hunt chose t...

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Insolvency relief to be extended to 2021

The Government has announced it will extend the temporary insolvency relief in a bid to give viable businesses the opportunity to recover from the economic crisis of 2020. The move will see the temporary relief extended until 3...

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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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