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Gilbert + Tobin


Wholly-owned subsidiaries: same same but different

Australia - April 8 2014 Wholly-owned subsidiaries might exist for a number of reasons, whether it be for quarantining assets and liabilities, satisfying foreign legal

Letters of intent in construction

Australia - February 14 2013 The use of a LOI can be beneficial as it can allow the parties to get a head start on the construction program in a number of useful ways, allowing

Avoiding expropriation and managing political risk in emerging markets

Australia - July 13 2012 As Australian and other Western resource companies increasingly look to invest in emerging markets, particularly in Africa, managing political risk is becoming more important to their business

An overview of greenshoes and market stabilisation in the Australian market

Australia - June 29 2012 One of the tools available to promote investor confidence in an initial public offering is post-offer market stabilisation, or, as it is colloquially described, a “greenshoe”

When is a fee a penalty? Breach of contract is key

Australia - December 8 2011 The Federal Court has delivered its much anticipated first decision in the class action commenced by a number of customers against ANZ

AWB “oil for wheat” scandal - the duty of directors to investigate

Australia - December 21 2016 The Supreme Court of Victoria has found that Trevor Flugge, the former chairman and director of AWB Limited (AWB), breached his duties as a director

Licensing exemption for FinTech businesses

Australia - December 20 2016 On 15 December 2016, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released Regulatory Guide 257 Testing fintech products and services

Shareholder activism - more than one way to skin a cat

Australia - December 16 2016 It is a fundamental principle of Australian corporate law that while the day-to-day management of the affairs of a company is the responsibility of

ACCC win against Flight Centre in High Court raises competition compliance risk for dual distribution models.

Australia - December 14 2016 A majority of the High Court (French CJ dissenting) today has ruled against Flight Centre, finding that Flight Centre was in fact in competition with

New professional standards framework for advisers

Australia - December 14 2016 On 23 November 2016, the government introduced the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Bill 2016 (Bill) to raise