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Piper Alderman


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  1. Indemnity clauses in commercial contracts: how to achieve desired contractual risk allocation

    Australia - June 7 2011

    An indemnity clause is a contractual transfer of risk between two contractual parties generally to prevent loss or compensate for a loss which may occur as a result of a specified event

  2. The importance of DIRRIs has been highlighted

    Australia - July 22 2014

    ASIC appealed the decision to the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia. The appeal concerned two main issues (set out below) On 18 July 2014

  3. Structuring a sale or acquisition of a business assets or shares?

    Australia - June 7 2013

    There are a number of issues to consider with the sale or purchase of a business, one of them being whether the business should be sold via an asset

  4. Caution when “dragging along” shareholders

    Australia - September 12 2013

    A recent decision of the Supreme Court of NSW has held that a forced sale of shares to a consortium of existing shareholders, under a drag along

  5. Off market share buy-back purchase price dividend or capital?

    Australia - January 20 2013

    Broadly speaking, where a company makes an off-market share buy-back, for income tax purposes, the difference between the purchase price and the part

  1. New financial year, new changes to the modern awards system

    Australia - July 25 2014

    From 1 July 2014, minimum rates of pay in modern awards have increased by 3 percent following the annual wage review. A range of expense-related

  2. No super guarantee for fishing vessel workers

    Australia - July 25 2014

    For superannuation guarantee purposes, the common law definition of an "employee" is extended to include those who might otherwise qualify as

  3. Employee’s refusal to attend medical examination results in valid dismissal

    Australia - July 25 2014

    In the recent decision of Darrin Grant v BHP Coal Pty Ltd 2014 FWCFB 3027, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission upheld the decision of

  4. Federal Court eggs the ACCC: video link for free range expert denied

    Australia - July 23 2014

    The decision in Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Pirovic Enterprises Pty Ltd 2014 FCA 544 in which the Federal Court refused an

  5. ASX releases guidance on performance share requirements

    Australia - July 23 2014

    ASX has recently released a new Guidance Note 19 to assist listed companies and companies seeking to list in structuring the terms of performance