Monthly Archives: May 2018

Safe Harbour and staying the implosion of contracts after engaging in a formal insolvency process Keeping sinking ships afloat Directors and holding companies perspective OVERVIEW Broadly, the big changes are: First, don’t have to be solvent to do a turnaround and trade on; and Secondly, if undergo a formal appointment, contracts cannot be modified or […]

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There has been extensive media coverage in relation to China’s crackdown on taking ­foreign recycled waste, with the potential that it will cause council rates to rise for households across the nation, in some cases at more than double the rate of growth previously forecast. China has greatly reduced the amount of foreign garbage/recycling it […]

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After careful consideration, AustralianSuper will take steps to exclude companies that manufacture tobacco products from its portfolio. It was decided that investing in tobacco is inconsistent with their purpose of helping members achieve their best possible retirement outcomes. Thomson Geer advised AustralianSuper in relation to this divestment, in a team led by partner, Scott Charaneka. […]

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The State Budget dominated the past fortnight, with significant increases to spending on the justice system being welcomed by all working within it. View the PDF to read more.

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Thomson Geer is advising battery developer Redflow on an $18.1 million capital raising to enable it to scale up battery production and explore strategic opportunities in China. Partner of Thomson Geer, Eugene Fung is leading the team working on this transaction, supported by Senior Associate, Melanie Mitchell and Graduate Lawyer, Thomas Gardner. ASX-listed Redflow is […]

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This edition of our fortnightly Banking Sector newsletter touches on the Open Banking review, some changes that will come about as a result of the Federal Budget, and much more.

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Welcome to Edition 42 of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. The Federal Budget has commanded the news over the past fortnight, with significant funding cuts and increased spending in different sectors generating countless topics of conversation and debate. Certain aspect of the budget are covered below.  The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government […]

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Purchasers of new residential premises and potential residential land will be required to withhold and pay any GST payable on the sale of land directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). When does the new regime come into effect? The GST withholding regime will apply to supplies under contracts for sale of land entered into […]

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Demetrios Christou (Partner) and Eva Lu (Lawyer) at Thomson Geer consider the recent developments from the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica revelations. What started as a simple personality quiz has resulted in Facebook being investigated by regulators around the world, including our own, and has landed Mark Zuckerberg, its CEO, in front of the US Congress […]

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Thomson Geer has advised ASX-listed retirement living specialist, Lifestyle Communities, on its acquisition of two new development sites.  Thomson Geer partner, Vicki Sharp, advised on the acquisitions, supported by Lawyer, Sarah Moore. The Melbourne-based Lifestyle Communities acquired a site in the Melbourne outer northern suburb of Wollert, with the intention of constructing the company’s 16th […]

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