Monthly Archives: May 2018

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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Thomson Geer Partner, Dan Kramer, has acted for Carestream Health and its parent company, Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX), in relation to the Australian aspects of the sale of Carestream Health’s dental digital business, Carestream Dental. The purchasers were funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), a global private investment firm, and CareCapital Advisors Limited (CareCapital), […]

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Heralded reforms The Government announced in the Budget this week that it will reform the corporations and tax laws and provide the regulators with additional tools to assist them to deter and disrupt illegal phoenix activity. This follows on from the Government’s announcement on 12 September last year that it is taking action to crack […]

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Thomson Geer acted for Australian office supplies company Complete Office Supplies on its acquisition of the Australian division of French-headquartered global office supplies company, Lyreco. The Thomson Geer team working on this transaction was led by Partner, Marc Wyld and Senior Associate, Jenny Altherr. Complete Office Supplies, a privately-owned Australian business, is the second largest […]

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Welcome to Edition 41 of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. 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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Thomson Geer’s national Tax team is expanding, with the appointment of experienced and respected tax lawyer, Ron Jorgensen, as a partner. Ron will be based in our Melbourne office, working alongside Tax partners Arthur Athanasiou, Jeff Chang and consultant Tony Pane. Ron is an Accredited Tax Specialist with the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) like […]

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