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Commercial Litigation – Take care when concluding Settlement Negotiations

Date: 24/08/2016

A recent superior court judgment serves as a timely reminder that a party to litigation who intends a settlement offer to be “subject to contract” should expressly state as such… Read More »

Building & Construction Law – Construction Disputes – Different methods of Dispute Resolution

Date: 22/08/2016

The Australian construction industry is regarded as one of the most litigious and dispute-ridden industries. Traditionally, parties would rush to litigation which is often a costly and long-winded means of… Read More »

Business and Commercial Law – the Disclosure of Confidential Information and the Panama Papers – the Law of Toothless Tigers

Date: 19/08/2016

Very few people in the business and legal communities had heard of Mossack Fonseca, a small but thriving commercial law firm specializing in taxation and financing in Panama. Leaked information… Read More »

Taxation Law – Rollover Relief for Changes to Small Business Structures

Date: 18/08/2016

CGT Rollover Relief – New Laws Effective 1 July 2016 The Commonwealth Government announced greater Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) roll-over relief to small businesses to come into effect from 01… Read More »

Commercial/Contract law – the Effect of Deletions from Written Contracts

Date: 17/08/2016

Language of a Contract – Deletions – Amendments Individuals and entities who are involved in the drafting of contracts would be aware that the Courts will carefully consider the actual… Read More »

Commercial Litigation – Obligation that all legal costs must be proportionate

Date: 11/08/2016

Civil Procedure Act   One of the changes brought by the Victorian Civil Procedure Act 2010 (Vic.) is the obligation on law practices to ensure that legal costs incurred in… Read More »

International Business Law – Regulation of Advertising in the People’s Republic of China

Date: 11/08/2016

The People’s Republic of China is the world’s second largest economy. It has approximately 1.38 billion customers and a growing middle class with an insatiable desire for western goods and… Read More »

Business & Commercial Law – The regulation of Mobile Commerce and the use of Digital Wallets

Date: 11/08/2016

What is a digital wallet?   The rapid rise in the use of Smart Phones and Tablets by online shoppers has led retailers to encourage the use of digital wallets.… Read More »

Defamation and Reputational Damage – Disclosures of Involvement in Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion

Date: 07/07/2016

The “Panama Papers” – the beginning   Mossack Fonseca was a Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider which provided services to a wide range of influential business people and… Read More »

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