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Significant investor visa updates
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 22 2015

The Australian government has announced changes to the complying investment criteria of the Significant Investment Visa (SIV) which will come into


Burbank Australia Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 22 2015

On 29 April 2015, the Victorian Supreme Court (McDonald J) handed down its decision inBurbank Australia Pty Ltd v Owners Corporation 2015 VSC 160


Drafting alert - how to avoid penalty clauses in settlement agreements
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 19 2015

The decision in Lachlan v HP Mercantile Pty Ltd 2015 NSWCA 130 provides a valuable reminder of the consequences which can flow from a breach of


When is a credit application a security agreement?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 18 2015

The Victorian Court of Appeal has clarified when terms and conditions contained on invoices may be incorporated into a credit application and when a


Landmark High Court decision on proportionate liability
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 13 2015

In a landmark decision which will have far reaching ramifications and be warmly received by plaintiff lawyers, the High Court has curtailed the reach


Some welcome tax relief for small business
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 13 2015

In recognition that small business is the engine room of the Australian economy, small businesses will benefit from a suite of tax concessions


Earnout arrangements: "looking through" the draft provisions
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 12 2015

An earnout is a common way of structuring the purchase price in the sale of shares or business assets. They are often used where the parties cannot


Be aware - Privacy Awareness Week
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 7 2015

This week is Privacy Awareness Week - an annual event promoted by a forum of privacy authorities in the Asia Pacific region (including our own


Take all reasonable care - the Victorian Court of Appeal confirms its approach when reviewing sales of charged assets conducted by receivers
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

The Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Boz One Pty Ltd v McLellan has recently confirmed that it will adopt a commercial approach to


Liquidators not personally liable for CGT prior to issue of notice of assessment - Commissioner of Taxation granted special leave to appeal to the High Court
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • April 28 2015

On 17 April 2015, the Commissioner of Taxation successfully sought special leave to appeal the decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Australian