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Meaning of land for Queensland stamp duty purposes - Sojitz Coal Resources Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue 2015 QSC 9

  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 17 2015

On 30 January 2015, the Supreme Court of Queensland (per McMurdo J) upheld an appeal by Sojitz Coal Resources Pty Ltd (Sojitz) against a decision of

Addisons contractual interpretation series - an update on reasonable endeavours

  • Addisons
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 13 2015

In an earlier article in this series we reviewed the judicial interpretation of the phrase "best endeavours". The following article updates this

Reasonable endeavours and good faith obligations in MOUs - are they worth the paper they're written on?

  • McCullough Robertson
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 11 2015

In the recent decision of Baldwin & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd & Anor 2015 QSC 12, McMurdo J of the Supreme Court of Queensland held that terms in a

Water fight update Reed’s ‘wrongs’ righted

  • Carter Newell
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 9 2015

Further to our May 2014 newsletter entitled ‘Water fight leaves Reed barely afloat’, the Land Court has released its decision from

Focus: a series of 'firsts' under the National Electricity Law

  • Allens
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 3 2015

The Federal Court has issued the first court-ordered civil penalties for breaches of the National Electricity Rules, demonstrating a willingness to

Agreements to negotiate: are they enforceable?

  • Carter Newell
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 28 2015

In the recent case of Baldwin & Anor v Icon Energy Ltd & Anor 2015 QSC 12, the Queensland Supreme Court has provided useful consideration of the

Enforceability of ‘good faith’ clause in MOU for gas sales agreement

  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 28 2015

This case highlights the risks of relying on clauses which provide that parties will negotiate in good faith or use reasonable endeavours to

Best endeavours clauses in MOUs

  • Minter Ellison
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 19 2015

Be wary of including clauses in memorandums of understanding (MOU) that only require parties to negotiate a formal agreement, as such an obligation

Personal rights not an interest in WA land

  • Clayton Utz
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 19 2015

One of the vexing questions in duty laws is the scope of the definition of "land". Since land is a significant part of the duty base, either directly

Land rich duty: ‘mining leases’ were not an ‘interest in land’ in Queensland

  • PwC Australia
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 11 2015

The Queensland Supreme Court held that the mining leases of Minerva Coal Pty Ltd (Minerva) were not Queensland ‘land-holdings’ when Sojitz Coal