Monthly Archives: November 2015

Adelaide Airport Limited (AAL) has recently announced that it will construct a 1.17 MW, 8000-square-metre solar system, comprising a total of 4500 solar panels, on the roof of the airport's short-term car park. Thomson Geer advised AAL on the procurement methodology and the Invitation to Tender & Construction Contract for the project.

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Thomson Geer has advised ANZ on the acquisition of 100% of the securities in the Transit Systems Ferries Group by SeaLink Travel Group, with a purchase price of $125 million.

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On 12 November 2015, the Victorian Parliament passed the Wrongs Amendment Act 2015. As its name suggests, the Amending Act is designed to amend the Wrongs Act 1958 (Vic).

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The recent decision in the matter of Bluenergy Group Ltd (Subject to a Deed of Company Arrangement) (Administrator Appointed) [2015] NSWSC 977 (the Bluenergy decision) has clarified the rights of secured creditors under section 444D(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) in circumstances where a Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA) releases their claim as a creditor effective from the commencement of the DOCA.

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On 29 October 2015 the General Purpose Standing Committee No. 3 (Committee) of the NSW Legislative Council released its report into registered nurses in NSW nursing homes (Report). The Report, commissioned in order to investigate the impact of legislative changes to the Commonwealth's Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) (Aged Care Act) on the NSW aged care sector, focuses on determining the degree to which at least one registered nurse should be required to be on duty at all times in NSW aged care facilities.

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Last month Justice Philip McMurdo of the Supreme Court handed down another decision between those parties with important ramifications for Queensland contractors. The Court in Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd v Monadelphous Engineering Pty Ltd & Ors [2015] QSC 307 considered the important issue of whether a contractor is able to recover payment for work performed outside of Queensland through an adjudication brought under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 (Qld) (the Act).

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Thomson Geer has advised a Hong Kong based hedge fund manager, LIM Advisors, in an effective campaign against AMP Capital, manager of the ASX listed Australia China Growth Fund.

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Thomson Geer has acted for the shareholders of Adelaide Montessori, in the sale of all shares in Adelaide Montessori Pty Ltd to G8 Education Limited for approximately $3.3 million.

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