Yearly Archives: 2017

The second edition of our Banking Sector Newsletter looks at Dr Malcolm Edey’s Consultation Paper on the terms of reference, governance and funding arrangements for the Australian Financial Complaints Authority. We also cover the new credit reporting scheme and the concerns raised following its announcement. We hope you enjoy this fortnight’s edition.

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Welcome to the first edition of our fortnightly Banking Sector Newsletter. We hope you enjoy it! Our aim is to provide you with current media, legislation and cases relating to the banking and finance sector. We welcome your feedback to ensure we are catering for the needs of our readers.

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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 welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time.

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This fortnight saw Victoria Legal Aid release its annual report, which emphasises the relationship between legal aid and the Government’s Community Safety Initiatives. Meanwhile, the Government has passed new laws to protect emergency service workers. The Commonwealth Government has moved to implement its national redress scheme for victims of childhood sex abuse, which may impact […]

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Thomson Geer featured in The Australian’s special ‘Legal Week’ feature this month. Legal Week kicked off on Monday 16 October, with a focus on the future of law and in particular, the changing role of women in the law. On Tuesday 17 October an article ‘Long lunches no longer the norm in cementing legal relationship’ was […]

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Thomson Geer Partner, Dr Neil Hannan, is the author of a recently published book, titled “Cross-Border Insolvency: The Enactment and Interpretation of the UNCITRAL Model Law“. A cocktail reception was held  in our Melbourne office on 1 November 2017 to officially launch Neil’s book.  Chief Executive Partner, Adrian Tembel, welcomed Supreme Court Justice Sifris, who was […]

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On 18 September 2017, major reforms to Australia’s insolvency laws were passed making ipso facto clauses unenforceable in certain insolvency procedures.   This article provides an overview of the reasons for the reform, when the laws will take effect, how the new laws should operate and how they will impact the construction industry. The new laws […]

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Congratulations to Thomson Geer partner, Ben Coogan, who has been chosen in The Educator’s Hot List for 2017!  The Hot List shines the spotlight on the people at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the Australian education sector. In his capacity as partner of Thomson Geer, Ben provides legal and strategic advice and services […]

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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 welcome feedback or suggestions for areas of interest at any time. This edition includes the High Court decision on the ‘Citizenship Seven’ saga that found five MPs, including Barnaby Joyce, ineligible to sit in Parliament, and […]

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Thomson Geer has advised theme park owner, cinema operator and movie distributor Village Roadshow, on the sale of its stake in Singapore movie theatres to partner Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment Holdings, for approximately A$164 million. The Thomson Geer team was led by consultant Peter Nankivell, with support from partner Peta Thompson, senior associate Lisa […]

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