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Following several product recalls in the craft beer sector, Senior Associate, Amelia Edwards, spoke with industry publication, BrewsNews, about the importance of being prepared and having a plan in place if something goes wrong.

As reported in the Australian Financial Review, our Adelaide team is assisting WeBank with trade mark applications for “WeBank” and for a Chinese character representation of the words “microloan”.  WeBank is China’s first digital bank.

 

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.

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.

KHQ Insights

Report on senate inquiry into franchising sector published


Posted By on 18/03/19 at 5:37 PM

On 14 March 2019, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services released its report entitled ‘Fairness in Franchising’. The first recommendation of the Report is that an inter-agency Franchising Taskforce be established to examine the feasibility and implementation of a number of the Committee’s recommendations. It is recommended that the Taskforce include representatives … Read more

Who’s who in the zoo – how independent is your Australian IP attorney (part 2)


Posted By on 15/03/19 at 3:41 PM

Concerns in Australia and New Zealand around conflicts arising from the new business model of publicly listed companies acquiring multiple Australian and New Zealand IP firms have continued to increase over the past 12 months. As you may recall, these concerns are centered on the independence of these firms, conflict issues and disclosure to clients … Read more

Directors beware — extended liability for superannuation guarantee charge, PAYG withholding tax & GST


Posted By on 7/03/19 at 7:49 PM

By Jack Stuk (National Tax Partner and President of NTAA Ltd) and Jonathan Slade (Lawyer) The government has progressed legislation through parliament which will extend the penalties and enforcement measures applying in relation to superannuation guarantee charge (SGC), PAYG withholding tax and GST, including imprisonment. These new measures are contained in the Treasury Laws Amendment … Read more