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As part of its response to COVID-19, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced some temporary relief measures that will improve the ability of listed companies to urgently raise capital. Listed companies will be able to undertake ‘low doc’ capital raisings (including through placements, rights offers and share purchase plans) even if they […]

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In October 2018, changes were made to Australia’s crowd-sourced funding (CSF) laws in order to open up new capital raising opportunities for small private companies. We are shining a spotlight on CSF, as start-ups in particular may wish to consider this as an alternative way to secure funding. Click here to read more.

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Changes to the way long service leave can be accessed by employees in Victoria effective 1 November 2018 will likely make changes to the way we treat negotiations on the purchase price in M&A transactions and the importance of due diligence on accrued employee entitlements. In M&A some negotiation points have become accepted as reasonably […]

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