Yearly Archives: 2017

A lot has been said about what needs to be done before 1 July 2017 to deal with the new changes to the super law.  The purpose of this article is to provide our view on what should be done before 1 July 2017.  It focuses on self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs).  This article is […]

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Introduction There remains a degree of uncertainty in the construction industry in relation to the reach of the proportionate liability regime contained in the Civil Liability Act 2003 (Qld) (CLA).   Despite the number of years that have elapsed since its enactment, little case law has emerged that might offer unequivocal guidance. To compound the uncertainty […]

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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.  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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Partner, Roberta Bozzoli, and Lawyer, Thomas Honeywill, acted for the shareholders of Abacus ALS Pty Ltd (Abacus), a pathology, life science, medical device and healthcare distribution company operating internationally, in the acquisition of Abacus shares by Diploma Australia Healthcare Pty Ltd (Diploma) for approximately $22.5 million. Diploma is a subsidiary of Diploma PLC, a British […]

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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. Our thirteenth Victorian Public Sector Newsletter is dominated by a raft of justice measures announced in the State budget, including upgraded […]

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The finalists for Lawyers Weekly’s 30 Under 30 Awards have been announced – congratulations to Venks Ananthakrishnan and Aimee Riley for being named finalists in Lawyer’s Weekly Australia’s 30 under 30 awards! The event aims to recognise Australia’s brightest young lawyers, with the eventual winners representing some of the up-and-comers who are making a true impact […]

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Thomson Geer has acted for Chinese investor, Vintage China Fund, on its equity investment and entry into long-term distribution agreements with ASX listed Australian Vintage Limited (AVL). Thomson Geer advised Vintage China Fund on its subscription for a 15% stake in AVL for $16.5m AUD.  The Thomson Geer team was led by Partner Eugene Fung. He […]

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Changes to the foreign resident CGT withholding rules were announced in this week’s federal budget with effect from 1 July 2017: Currently From 1 July 2017 Market value threshold below which CGT withholding does not apply (for “direct” interests in land – i.e. freehold / leasehold / company title) $2,000,000 $750,000 Withholding rate (for both […]

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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.  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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The recent Supreme Court of Queensland decision in Bigby v Kondra & Anor [2017] QSC 37 is a timely reminder of the obligations of builders in Queensland who have a duty to coordinate and supervise construction projects. In this case, the Court found that a builder was liable to a homeowner in negligence for the […]

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