Yearly Archives: 2018

Thomson Geer acted for the executors of the Estate of the late Marian Page (daughter of the late Sir Clive McPherson) on the sale of historic farming property “Tarramia” on Victoria’s Lake Mulwala. The property achieved a sale price in excess of $10 million. This followed on from the 2016 sale of a South Yarra […]

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Thomson Geer acted for NSW Not For Profit, The Whiddon Group, on its acquisition of the Star Gardens’ aged care facility and Star Community Care in Beaudesert, 70km south of Brisbane. The Whiddon Group has 18 aged care facilities, 12 retirement villages and eight Community Care service hubs located across NSW. The Thomson Geer team […]

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The Government has had a busy fortnight, with the appointments of a new Supreme Court Judge and new President of VCAT and the passage of what are purported to be Australia’s toughest drink driving laws.  

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This fortnight we have included articles covering the banking royal commission and submissions made as to alleged potential breaches of the Corporations Act for misleading statements which could lead to criminal penalties. We hope you enjoy this edition of our Banking Newsletter.

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We are excited to announce that three of our partners have been shortlisted for the prestigious Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2018. Arthur Athanasiou in the area of Taxation, Scott Charaneka for Financial Services and Stephen Voss for Competition, Trade and Regulation. Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards recognise the exceptional contribution […]

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Thomson Geer partners, David Zwi and Stephen Lyons, acted for ASX-listed Pro-Pac Packaging (PPG) in its $177.5 million merger deal with flexible packager Integrated Packaging Group (IPG). The merger was funded through a combination of $60 million PPG shares issued to the vendors, a $54.8 million fully underwritten equity raising and $70 million from a […]

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Last week, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Obeid v Lockley [2018] NSWCA 71, dismissing an appeal by Edward Obeid and other members of his family against Grant Lockley and Paul Grainger, who were members of staff of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). The key issue before the Court was […]

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Crime and corruption dominated the past fortnight with restrictions placed on the use of community correction orders for people convicted of aggravated home invasion or carjacking; a call for submissions in relation to offender-paid restitution and compensation in Victoria; the release of an IBAC survey indicating Victorians know what corruption is and they are willing […]

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This fortnight, the Reserve Bank of Australia has warned that a combination of record low interest rates, accelerating asset prices and a growing appetite for risk, could unhinge financial markets. We hope you enjoy the eleventh edition of the Banking Sector Newsletter.

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Thomson Geer has been named by Best Lawyers as Australian “Law Firm of the Year” for 2019 in the area of Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law, with our partner, Lucinda Smith, also being recognised as “Lawyer of the Year” for NSW in this area. Law Firm of the Year awards recognise a single top […]

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