Monthly Archives: June 2016

Partner, Arthur Athanasiou, in his role as President of The Tax Institute, was in hot demand in the media following the release of the Federal Budget on 3 May, and again in late June, in the lead up to the Federal Election. In early May, Arthur was interviewed on TV for SkyNews Business and on […]

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Thomson Geer has advised oOh!media (oOh!) on its agreement to acquire online content and publishing company Junkee Media Pty Limited. Junkee Media is one of Australia’s fastest growing and most innovative new media companies, reaching over 5.5 million Millennial consumers each week. Junkee Media’s titles include Junkee, inthemix, FasterLouder, AWOL and The Cusp. The acquisition […]

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ASIC has consolidated its guidance on forward-looking statements in the mining and resources industry (Information Sheet 214) and introduced new controversial requirements. In brief INFO 214 sets out ASIC’s guidance regarding the ‘reasonable grounds’ that must exist for an entity to make forward-looking statements about its mining and resources production targets and financial forecasts. ASIC’s […]

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A recent decision of the Takeovers Panel1 addressed the issue of shareholder intention statements in the context of a takeover offer. It is the first Panel decision to consider the issue of shareholder intention statements since the issue in December 2015 of the Takeover Panel’s Guidance Note 23 – Shareholder Intention Statements (GN 23). In […]

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In brief The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) has long been a destination for overseas companies looking to take advantage of the benefits of an ASX listing. This can be either as a primary listing or as a secondary listing in conjunction with a listing on an overseas exchange. As at April 2016, there were approximately […]

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In brief The ASX has released a Consultation Paper in relation to its requirements for frontdoor and backdoor listings – ‘Updating ASX’s admission requirements for listed entities‘. It is proposed that the changes will take effect on 1 September 2016 and be applied to all listing applications received after that date. Under the proposal: financial […]

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