Monthly Archives: November 2016

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.

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New South Wales has recently imposed a surcharge purchaser duty on foreign persons acquiring ‘residential-related property’.  It has also imposed a surcharge land tax on foreign persons holding ‘residential property’.  Broadly, the effect of the changes is that discretionary trusts that have even just one foreign person as a potential beneficiary are themselves treated as […]

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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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Thomson Geer featured in The Australian’s special Legal Week feature, which ran earlier this month. An article featuring our Chief Executive Partner, Adrian Tembel, was published in the Legal Review magazine published on 4 November, and Adrian also participated in a roundtable, which was both captured in full on video, and summarised in a double […]

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Our Corporate team, led by partners Dan Kramer and Roberta Bozzoli, and assisted by senior associates Ebru Davidson and Madeleine Kulakauskas, acted for QBiotics Limited, an Australian biotechnology company of approximately 1400 mostly retail shareholders.  The company sought to raise AUD $12.5 million by way of prospectus which was oversubscribed. QBiotics Limited is developing a pipeline […]

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PPS laws in Australia and other countries (100+ PPS laws and registers) can protect businesses and financiers if a key member of their supply chain becomes insolvent. Recently, our own experts in PPS (Peter Mills) and international insolvency (Neil Hannan) joined forces to advise the administrator of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd (Hanjin).  Hanjin is one of the […]

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Thomson Geer has provided legal advice in respect of the establishment and operation of the first ever clinical whole genome testing service in Australia, which recently opened at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney. Genome.One was launched by the New South Wales Minister for Health. Traditional testing labs usually analyse just one gene, or a […]

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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.

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Working from home and flexible working arrangements – the new business model Our workplaces are changing at a rapid pace and the ability to work from home and flexibly are no longer occasional practices limited to employees requiring some short term flexibility. With the advent of increasing adoption of technology, employee mobility and shifting attitudes […]

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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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