Yearly Archives: 2021

Thomson Geer has advised Way2Vat Ltd (Way2Vat) on its successful initial public offering and listing on the ASX. Established in 2014, Way2Vat is an Israeli-based technology company that provides a fully-automated VAT and GST reclaim and compliance solution via its patented platform. Way2Vat commenced trading on the ASX under the ticker code ‘W2V’ on 17 […]

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Welcome to Issue 91 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, ASIC has released guidance around new breach reporting obligations for Australian Financial Services licensees. The reforms take effect from October 1. Also in this issue, AUSTRAC has released four new risk assessments for the Australian banking sector covering money laundering and terrorism financing. The risk […]

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Thomson Geer has advised Copper Search Australia Limited (Cooper Search), a mineral exploration and development company located in South Australia, on its successful and oversubscribed AUD$12M initial public offering (IPO) and debut onto the ASX. With demand for copper sky rocketing as the global economy bounces back from COVID-19 and global electrification ambitions intensify, Copper […]

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Thomson Geer is pleased to have successfully acted for hotel investment firm Pro-invest Australian Hospitality Opportunity (ST) Pty Ltd (as trustee) in defending a Supreme Court of Queensland proceeding commenced by contractor Built Qld Pty Ltd. The Brisbane Construction team, led by partner Andrew Kelly, substantially defeated Built’s claim for over $6.1 million, with the […]

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Thomson Geer is pleased to announce media and intellectual property lawyer Marlia Saunders has joined its Media team as a Partner. Marlia comes to Thomson Geer from media company News Corp Australia, where she was Senior Litigation Counsel, having previously worked at a top-tier law firm for 13 years. She joins Partners Justin Quill and […]

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Welcome to Issue 56 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. South Australia’s online planning system, PlanSA has received new upgrades which facilitate easier public notification processes and access to information about development applications across the state. The new Public Notification process will improve usability for councils to centralise information, while simplifying access for members of […]

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In this fortnight’s edition, the Federal Government has passed the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identity and Disrupt) Bill 2021 despite some concerns about needing further measures to protect the privacy of Australian citizens. The Federal Government has also passed the Customs Amendment (Banning Goods Produced by Forced Labour) Bill 2021 signalling stronger measures to prevent Australian […]

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Welcome to Issue 90 of our Banking Sector Newsletter. In this issue, APRA’s new corporate plan outlines how it will protect Australia’s financial system over the next four years. The plan sets out APRA’s strategic priorities for protecting bank deposit-holders, insurance policyholders and superannuation members during the current period of disruption and uncertainty, while also ensuring it […]

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Thomson Geer is pleased to act for ASX-listed Australian dental surgery chain 1300Smiles in its $165 million sale to trans-Tasman dental operator Abano Healthcare Group. The acquisition by a scheme of arrangement will see Abano Healthcare, which owns the Maven Dental chain in Australia and New Zealand’s Lumino The Dentists network, acquire up to 84% […]

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Thomson Geer is pleased to announce senior Westpac Bank executive John Ramage has joined the firm to lead its specialist services practice, delivering debt management and asset recovery services to large corporations and government institutions. Thomson Geer is a leading service provider to clients in the banking, property and insurance industries, helping to deliver solutions […]

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