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Travelling overseas with children post-separation

For parents, the thought of their children travelling overseas with the other parent post separation, can be stressful and trigger anxiety.  However, children’s lives should not be affected by the separation of their parents – they should still have the same opportunities they would have had, had their parents remained together.  This is of course … Read more

SMSF – beware related party/private investments


Posted By on 18/11/19

While the nature and type of commercial transactions a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) can undertake with a related party are heavily restricted, the SIS Act does not prohibit all such transactions. However, such related-party transactions carry a risk of the ATO assessing the SMSF under the non-arm’s length income (NALI) rules in s 295-550 of … Read more

KHQ advises on sale of travel tech business Rome2rio


Posted By on 1/11/19

Melbourne based travel technology business Rome2rio, an online multimodal transport search engine, has been acquired by Europe based Omio (formerly GoEuro). The deal closed on Thursday 31 October 2019. Rome2rio was started by founders Michael Cameron and Bernie Tschirren.  The platform focuses on multimodal travel search and compares different modes of travel and routes. The … Read more

KHQ Lawyers adds principal to family law team


Posted By on 31/10/19

KHQ Lawyers has expanded its family & relationship law team with the appointment of an additional principal solicitor. Formerly of Moores Legal and with a background in general practice, Greg Oliver brings to the team more than 15 years’ experience.  He is known for his compassion and empathy in supporting his clients through some of … Read more

KHQ makes daring play with further tax hires


Posted By on 21/10/19

KHQ Lawyers has bolstered its tax, M&A and private wealth capabilities with the recruitment of Prath Balasubramaniam as Principal Solicitor, and his team. Prath joins from Macpherson Kelley where he led the Commercial and Tax teams. The breadth of Prath’s team’s expertise complements and extends KHQ’s existing capability and service offering. Commenting on the move, … Read more

IT company’s termination based on “vague” task list ruled unlawful

A recent unfair dismissal decision of the Fair Work Commission highlights that it is never enough to merely establish that an employer had a reasonable belief that a performance-based termination was for a “valid reason”. Rather, the Commission still needs to make a finding on the balance of probabilities that the performance was, in fact, … Read more

“They didn’t tell me that!” Disclosure regimes for financial products face renewed scrutiny


Posted By on 16/10/19

By Adrian Faelli (Lawyer) and Venn King (Special Counsel) On 14 October 2019, ASIC and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (“AFM”) released a joint report critical of current disclosure regimes in respect of the full range of financial products across multiple jurisdictions. Entitled “Disclosure: Why it shouldn’t be the default”, the report acknowledges … Read more

Child abduction – the Hague Convention

By Bronwyn Montgomery (Lawyer) and Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) Any parent can appreciate the anxiety another parent feels when their former partner makes the unilateral decision to remove their child from the country in which they are living, without that parent’s consent or knowledge.  This is known within family law as child abduction. If your … Read more