Monthly Archives: September 2015

Thomson Geer's Sydney Corporate team has advised Beat the Q on a $5 million investment into the company by the Westpac backed venture fund, Reinventure, and venture capital firm, Exto Partners.

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Our Sydney Corporate team has assisted ASX-listed human resources technology start-up, Reffind in its acquisition of WooBoard, as it continues to move into overseas markets.

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Thomson Geer has recently finalised the acquisition of asparagus grower M&G Vizzarri by long term export partner, T&G Global Limited, alongside Russell McVeagh.

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Superannuation Case Law Update - September 2015

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On 10 September 2015, the Queensland Government released its draft Planning Bill 2015. The public submission period ends on 23 October 2015. Overall, the draft Bills do not radically alter the existing legislative framework. However, there are ten significant changes to be aware of...

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Thomson Geer's Brisbane team recently settled a contract for the acquisition of a service station business and premises in North Queensland for entities associated with United Petroleum. This case is significant because of the commercial ramifications arising from the Supreme Court of Queensland finding that a chain of emails was sufficient to form a binding contract for the sale of the business and land.

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In the recent decision of Agripower Australia Ltd v Queensland Engineering & Electrical Pty Ltd & Ors [2015] QSC 268, the Queensland Supreme Court determined that an adjudication decision under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (BCIP Act) was void in circumstances where the underlying construction contract was void for illegality due to the contractor's performance of unlicensed electrical and engineering services.

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In a recent case, Thomson Geer has been successful in securing an Order for specific performance of a contract formed by an email exchange for the sale of land, and the service station and roadhouse business conducted on that land. The outcome of this case has potential ramifications for any business that enters into contracts.

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This start-ups alert looks at the key elements of the Government's crowd sourced equity funding framework for public companies, as released in the Government's Consultation Paper "Facilitating crowd sourced equity funding and reducing compliance costs for small businesses". Draft legislation will be introduced for public comment later in the year and the introduction of legislation to Parliament is expected by the end of the year.

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On Friday 4 September 2015, the Minister for Planning introduced significant interim planning controls for the Melbourne CBD.

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