Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tax agents and accountants now face significantly harsher penalties for two new accounting offences following the enactment of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Act 2016 (Cth) which come into effect on 1 March 2016 and amends the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995.

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Thomson Geer has joined La Camara, the Official Spanish-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sydney based Partner, Sylvia Fernandez, is the National President of La Camara.

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Last month, Thomson Geer succeeded in striking out a claim of disability discrimination brought against Blacktown Workers' Club by a member who did not receive gravy with his gluten-free meal.

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Thomson Geer's Sydney corporate team, led by Partner, David Zwi have advised client QSR on the conditional sale of 100% of shares in the company, which owns and operates 42 KFC stores in NSW to New Zealand Stock Exchange listed Restaurant Brands Limited. The transaction is for a total consideration of $A82.4 million to be satisfied as to approximately $60 million in cash and the balance in RBD shares.

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Too often land use conflicts occur between existing non-residential uses and residential uses which are increasing in density. This can take the form of environmental issues impacting on residential amenity. This is particularly so with respect to existing industrial and manufacturing businesses and adjoining and nearby residential neighbours.

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