Monthly Archives: August 2016

Our Melbourne Property team, led by Partner, Eu Ming Lim, has advised Chinese development group, Longriver, on its recently completed high-rise apartment building at 323 La Trobe Street in Melbourne: Australia’s tallest prefabricated building.  Our team was involved in the negotiation and preparation of the project documentation on behalf of Longriver. The main structure for […]

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Our client, National Storage, recently unveiled acquisitions to the value of around $301 million, including the Southern Cross portfolio purchase of $285 million. Our Brisbane Banking & Finance team, led by Partner, Rhonda Chesmond, advised National Storage on the debt arrangements of $300 million to make these and future acquisitions through 2017 possible.  The purchase […]

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Our Property Team, led by Senior Associate Chris Kelly and supported by Partner Sian Rees, is advising Calvary on Adelaide’s largest private hospital, the $300 million Calvary Adelaide. Our involvement in this project follows on from our work on other large scale projects in the healthcare industry, such as the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and St […]

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The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. View PDF below to load newsletter.

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Our Property Team, led by Melbourne Partner, Eu Ming Lim and Senior Associate, Ming Ming Yii, recently advised LYZ Property Group (a subsidiary of Chinese developer Hengmao Group), on its acquisition of Computershare’s Melbourne headquarters for $88 million. LYZ is headquartered in Nanchang, Southeast China and first entered the Melbourne market in 2010, known for […]

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The 12 month grace period for companies to get their standard form business to business (B2B) contracts in order is almost up. On 12 November 2016, the existing unfair contract terms provisions of the Australian Consumer Law which only apply to ‘consumers’ contracting for personal or domestic purposes will be extended so that they also […]

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This year the ATO released a checklist for Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive claimants.  The purpose of this checklist is to assist advisors to self assess their clients and to provide some clarification and advice about the requirements of the program. In recent years the R&D program has grown in popularity and there has […]

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Thomson Geer is proud to have supported a recent “Say No to Domestic Violence” Charity Race Day. The Race Day was a key fundraising event for charities providing assistance for women and children who are victims of domestic violence in New South Wales, and is supported by New South Wales Police. As part of our […]

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We are pleased to introduce the inaugural edition of Thomson Geer’s Public Sector Newsletter for New South Wales. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current news, case law and legislation. We intend it to be a useful resource for government lawyers. With this in mind, we welcome feedback or suggestions for areas […]

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Industries which charge fees such as late payment fees, honour, dishonour and non-payment fees, and overlimit fees including the banking, telecommunications and utilities industries can breathe a sigh of relief following the High Court’s decision to uphold the entitlement of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) to charge its customers various fees. Recently […]

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