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Our Commercial Property & Development team advised Beville Group on the sale of a landmark office building in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, for a record sum.  A summary of the deal was reported in Lawyers Weekly.

Our Corporate & Commercial team, led by Andrew Walker, recently advised South Pacific Laundry on the sale of its issued share capital to private equity firm, Anchorage Capital Partners, in a deal worth close to $300 million, as reported in Lawyers Weekly.

Gina Capasso comments for SmartCompany on the Bunnings sausage sizzle furore.

cryogenics

It’s an urban myth that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen (he was cremated).  However, as technology progresses, and the possibility of cryogenic preservation becomes a reality, how does this affect your estate planning? Kimi Shah and Darrell Choong discuss the implications in a piece published in Legalwise News.

 

When are ICOs a good idea … and when aren’t they?  Darren Sommers comments in this piece for Dynamic Business.

financial planners

Clea Cole and Venn King comment for Legalwise News on the lessons to be learned from the Dover Financial collapse, and in particular the pros and cons of operating as an authorised representative under a third party AFSL.

KHQ Insights

The Swift Swindle: on fake celebrity endorsements


Posted By on 21/01/19 at 9:00 AM

By Darrell Choong (Lawyer) and Amelia Edwards (Senior Associate) Imagine this: there’s a blank space on your product, or website, and there is a nagging thought at the back of your mind that it should be filled up. You are unable to shake it off. Inspiration strikes. You decide to put up a banner proclaiming … Read more

PSI rules: taxpayer LinkedIn but unconnected to clients


Posted By on 8/01/19 at 2:08 PM

Many professionals regularly use the business-focused social networking site of LinkedIn to promote custom for themselves.  The taxpayer in Fortunatow and FCT [2018] AATA 4621 failed to establish that his company was conducting a personal services business (PSB) under Divs 84 to 87 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (ITAA 1997) for the dispute years … Read more

Encapsulation is not “Made in Australia”


Posted By on 7/01/19 at 5:41 PM

The Federal Court recently ruled that encapsulation of imported supplements in Australia does not justify a “Made in Australia” label The Federal Court has ruled in favour of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), holding that the encapsulation in Australia of imported fish oil and vitamin D is not sufficient to permit the capsules … Read more