When does your trust vest?

One question which often arises when a trust is coming to an end is how to best approach any potential tax implications which will occur when the trust is wound-up. In order to be in the best position when your trust comes to an e...

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Permanent Changes Afoot to Allow Virtual Meetings and Electronic Execution of Documents

The Federal Government has signalled its intention to make permanent the temporary COVID-19 exemptions allowing virtual meetings and the electronic signing and sending of certain documents by companies. If passed in its current...

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Are you ready for changes to Franchise Disclosure Documents?

On 1 June 2021 it was announced that Australia's Franchising Code of Conduct ('the Code') has been amended. While many requirements imposed by these amendments took effect from 1 July 2021, most changes to disclosure requirements ...

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Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme in Victoria – Details now available

As one of the measures to assist businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 lockdowns, the Victorian Government announced on 28 July 2021 the reinstatement of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme for commercial and retail tenants....

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Preparing for 100% Electronic Lodgement of Property Dealings in NSW

On 11 October 2021, changes to NSW's land titles system will be introduced to transition NSW away from paper-based processes. These changes will be implemented under the Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021. Th...

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Update on Electronic Signatures under Section 127 of the Corporations Act

Electronic execution of documents is once again permitted under section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) ("Corporations Act"). On 10 August 2021, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No.1) Bill 2021 ("the Bill") passed...

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