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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.


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

Do the new whistleblower laws affect you?

Posted By on 25/03/19 at 5:08 PM

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018 has recently passed both houses of parliament and is now awaiting royal assent.  The Bill was introduced in response to the perceived lack of a protection scheme applicable to whistleblowers in the corporate arena, and the complexities raised by the otherwise “confusing web” of existing whistleblower … Read more

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