Yearly Archives: 2018

Thomson Geer has advised Private equity firm, Anacacia Capital, on a deal that has seen Anacacia take out a majority stake in technology and parking meter group, Duncan Technologies, allowing Anacacia to capitalise on a shift to smarter cities. Duncan’s main brands are parking meter and payments arm Duncan Solutions Australia, and CIC Technology, which […]

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Welcome to Edition 51 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.

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This fortnight we focus on ASIC’s approval of the AFCA Rules and AFCA’s Independent Assessor Terms of Reference, along with the latest cases and relevant legislation in the banking and finance sector. 

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The past fortnight saw widespread criticism of the Government’s inadvertent privacy breach when tabling documents in parliament. The government was also criticised for its new anti-association laws. Meanwhile, the Government announced proposed laws requiring people in religious ministry to report child abuse. IBAC has charged a former Victorian Corrections officer and a police officer. Coincidentally, […]

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Thomson Geer is one of only 13 law firms identified in the list of Australia’s top 500 private companies for 2017/18, as published by IBISWorld. Read more about the rankings here: https://www.legalpracticeintelligence.com.au/minterellison-separates-from-the-pack-in-a-big-year-for-biglaw/

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In a team led by Partner, Tim Flahvin and Senior Associate, Venks Ananthakrishnan, we advised on the takeover of Singapore based biopharmaceutical company SciGen Ltd (ASX:SIE), by China’s Yifan Pharmaceutical Co, in a deal valued at roughly $28 million. We advised both SciGen and Yifan on the Australian elements of the transaction. The takeover was […]

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Welcome to this fortnight’s edition of our NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This edition covers ICAC’s released guidelines to help NSW public sector agencies involved in direct negotiations with  external parties to manage corruption risks, and much more. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide government lawyers with a digestible and relevant snapshot of current […]

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This edition covers the latest cases and relevant legislation in the banking and finance sector, including ASIC’s warning to companies seeking to raise money through IPOs to disclose royal commission exposure, and more.

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Since our last newsletter, a new IBAC Deputy Commissioner has been appointed. The Victorian Auditor General have audits in progress in relation to delivering local government services and crime data. The past fortnight also saw the Department of Health & Human Services release a discussion paper on the Gender Equality Bill. Finally, the Supreme Court […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Australia’s leading seafood producer and the largest producer of Atlantic salmon, Tassal Group Limited, on its aquaculture expansion with the acquisition of three prawn farming operations from Fortune Group. The $30.3 million acquisition (plus a further $33 million development program over the next 3 – 5 years) is a further milestone […]

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