Monthly Archives: April 2018

We are excited to announce that three of our partners have been shortlisted for the prestigious Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2018. Arthur Athanasiou in the area of Taxation, Scott Charaneka for Financial Services and Stephen Voss for Competition, Trade and Regulation. Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards recognise the exceptional contribution […]

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Thomson Geer partners, David Zwi and Stephen Lyons, acted for ASX-listed Pro-Pac Packaging (PPG) in its $177.5 million merger deal with flexible packager Integrated Packaging Group (IPG). The merger was funded through a combination of $60 million PPG shares issued to the vendors, a $54.8 million fully underwritten equity raising and $70 million from a […]

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Last week, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Obeid v Lockley [2018] NSWCA 71, dismissing an appeal by Edward Obeid and other members of his family against Grant Lockley and Paul Grainger, who were members of staff of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The key issue before the Court was […]

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Crime and corruption dominated the past fortnight with restrictions placed on the use of community correction orders for people convicted of aggravated home invasion or carjacking; a call for submissions in relation to offender-paid restitution and compensation in Victoria; the release of an IBAC survey indicating Victorians know what corruption is and they are willing […]

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This fortnight, the Reserve Bank of Australia has warned that a combination of record low interest rates, accelerating asset prices and a growing appetite for risk, could unhinge financial markets. We hope you enjoy the eleventh edition of the Banking Sector Newsletter.

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Thomson Geer has been named by Best Lawyers as Australian “Law Firm of the Year” for 2019 in the area of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law, with our partner, Lucinda Smith, also being recognised as “Lawyer of the Year” for NSW in this area. Law Firm of the Year awards recognise a single top […]

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Congratulations to the 60 Thomson Geer lawyers recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia 2019, with our lawyers achieving a total of 125 individual recognitions. A special mention to our six lawyers who have been recognised as “Lawyer of the Year”: David Beer – Real Property law, Adelaide Roberta Bozzoli – Biotechnology law Tony Conaghan […]

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In a first for the industry, retail banks in Australia will now be required to sign up to the new Banking Code of Practice as a condition of membership to the Australian Banking Association. We hope you enjoy this edition.

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On 15 February 2018, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal handed down its landmark decision in Waters v Transport for NSW [2018] NSWCATAD 40 – a case concerning privacy in Australia. Waters, a Gold Opal Card user, brought proceedings against Transport of NSW after taking issue with the department’s decision to make registration of Gold […]

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