Monthly Archives: September 2021

Thomson Geer has assisted Australian boutique cybersecurity firm eSecure in its acquisition by leading Australian platform-enabled secure network and digital infrastructure provider Orro. The acquisition reflects strong and growing investor interest in the cybersecurity sector as companies and governments battle to prevent data breaches and increasingly sophisticated hacking of their digital systems. Established by founder […]

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A new Bill has been passed in South Australia which introduces significant changes to the role of the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC) in South Australia under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA) (the ICAC Act). The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (CPIPC Recommendations) Amendment Bill 2021 (the Bill) passed both houses of Parliament […]

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Welcome to Issue 57 of the SA Public Sector Newsletter. Ratepayers, residents and the broader South Australian community will have access to unprecedented levels of information about their local council’s performance through a new Government-established website, “Councils in Focus”. Minister for Planning and Local Government Vickie Chapman said the website would help people to better […]

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The human rights and privacy ramifications of COVID-19 measures have featured prominently in this fortnight’s discourse, with a dramatic increase in support for a Commonwealth Charter of Human Rights and privacy concerns expressed over vaccination passports/certificates. The High Court’s decision in Fairfax Media Publications Pty Ltd v Voller has coincided with the Human Rights Law […]

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Welcome to Issue 119 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. We are also delighted to announce our re-appointment to the NSW Government Legal Services Panels. We are appointed to Sub Panels 1 – 6 and recommended across 15 areas of law under those sub panels. The Cluster Partner contacts are Jodi Walkom, Customer Service; Jacquie Seemann,  Education; […]

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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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