Monthly Archives: May 2018

Issue 14 of our Banking Sector Newsletter is now available.  This edition touches on the fallout of the banking royal commission, ABA updates to the Code of Banking Practice and much more. 

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On 25 May 2018 the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. The GDPR differs in respects from Australian privacy law and it will have an impact on Australian businesses and entities. Certain aspects of the GDPR are covered in this newsletter.

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Thomson Geer featured in The Australian’s Legal Review special feature this month, with Partner Brett Hawkins playing a starring role, discussing the evolving regulatory landscape in the property industry, and the legal sector’s response to it. Our participation kicked off on 15 May, with an article ‘Slashing the cost of regulation‘, featuring comments by Brett. […]

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In a team led by Partner, Eu Ming Lim, Thomson Geer has acted for Melbourne-based developer Hengyi Pacific to complete all settlements in relation to the Light House Residential Tower Development at 450 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, comprising 627 residential apartments and a retail component. Light House has been recognised as Best Residential High-Rise Development Australia […]

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Thomson Geer is advising Brisbane-based Hallmark Group, as it enters into a conditional contract to acquire five Jamie’s Italian restaurants in Sydney, Parramatta, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.  After contracts were exchanged, the seller Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group (Australia) Pty Ltd was placed into voluntary administration on Monday, resulting in the closure of its Canberra store. […]

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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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