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COVID-19: Have you reviewed your Business Continuity Planning?

In the face of the increasing concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19), many travel-exposed businesses (whether concerning customers, suppliers or staff) are urgently reviewing their Business Continuity Planning. We don’t want to be alarmist, but we thought we would provide some basic tips for those of you who do not necessarily think it may affect you – … Read more

Family wealth – inheritance protection agreements


Posted By on 19/02/20

By Angelo Mazzone (Trainee Lawyer) and Greg Oliver (Principal Solicitor) In these days of increasing wealth transfer, the instances of a person in a relationship receiving a substantial gift or inheritance are more common than not. Perhaps more importantly, the size of inheritances is generally growing. When that is considered together with the very high … Read more

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