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Thinking of exiting? Check your shareholders agreement

If you are considering exiting your shareholding in a private company, experience tells us that having a well drafted shareholders’ agreement paves the way for a more certain exit. A shareholders’ agreement is a binding contractual document that regulates the rights and responsibilities of shareholders. But, one size does not fit all! Shareholders’ agreements, like … Read more

Why is Kaufland departing Australia?


Posted By on 23/01/20

Kaufland, part of the world’s fourth largest retailer, Schwartz Group, has announced it will not continue with its plans to commence trading in Australia – despite having broken ground on its first distribution centre, and having gone through the process of securing around 20 Australian sites and associated planning approvals. Unless this is some bizarre … Read more

After separation … who gets the pets?

By Chloe McGuinness (Senior Associate) and Kristina Antoniades (Special Counsel) Pet owners invest a lot of time, money and emotion in their pets. For most people, their pets are important and loved members of their family, and it is often devastating when there is a relationship breakdown and there is a dispute about who will … Read more

Workplace Relations Q2 update: wage theft, non-standard work, travel time, labour hire and a Merry Christmas!

IN THIS UPDATE:  with Woolworths in the spotlight the era of ‘wage theft’ continues, we have the latest non-standard work (labour hire and gig work) developments, we had an important industrial ruling on travel time, there is a labour hire licensing update for Victoria, news on the varied Modern Awards and some new FWC forms … Read more