Monthly Archives: April 2012

Sydney Corporate Partner, David Zwi and Senior Associate, Jason Marcus recently acted for Pro-Pac Packaging (PPG), an ASX listed national packaging group, in its acquisition of the assets and business of Gallego Pty Ltd, trading as "Deandy Packaging".

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Land rich duty in Victoria is charged on certain acquisitions in ‘land rich’ landholders. It is intended to create a liability for duty where there is a change in ownership or control of an entity that holds land in Victoria. The provisions as they currently stand have been described as complex and inefficient, and are not in line with the comparative provisions in other states and territories.

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A recent decision of the High Court has highlighted how important it is for employers, principals and head contractors to conduct risk assessments and determine whether it is reasonably practicable to provide a safe system of work for a contractor’s employees. Download our alert now to read about the case and the important issues for business.

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Restraint of trade clauses are common in both employment contracts and sale and purchase of business agreements. Unfortunately, so are claims that these clauses have been breached and subsequent disputes over the reach and application of these clauses.

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Our Sydney office has relocated to new premises at Level 25, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney. The firm commenced trading from this address on Monday 16 April 2012. Our telephone and facsimile contact details will not change.

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Sydney Corporate partner, David Zwi, with support from Helen Jin, Marc Wyld, Bernardo Wood and others in the Thomsons banking and finance and competition law teams have advised ASX listed McPherson's on the demerger of its printing division.

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The continued harmonisation of occupational health and safety laws hangs in the balance in the Legislative Council of South Australia’s Parliament. Download our alert now to read why.

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