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Treasury proposing to bring Australia's foreign investment framework into the 21st century
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 20 2015

Australia's current foreign investment framework is governed by the federal Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (FATA). Many of the key


Development hiccups: when neighbours won't give you access
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 30 2015

Development in highly populated areas is on the rise and with that comes the increasing need to access adjoining land. NSW legislation can assist


When is a document executed as a deed in fact an agreement?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 16 2010

When is a document that states that it is "executed as a deed" not, in fact, a deed?


New foreign investment rules - more details announced
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 7 2015

The Federal Government has provided more details on the proposed changes to Australia's foreign investment laws. This announcement follows the


New surcharge for foreign buyers of Victorian residential property
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 5 2015

In the Victorian Budget, handed down today, the Victorian Government has announced that a 3 surcharge will apply to foreign purchasers when they buy


Leasing negotiations: when can a landlord's promise to a tenant give rise to damages?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

Landlord and tenant negotiations can often result in encouragement or assurances being provided to the tenant, even on a casual basis. This recent


Evicting a tenant in breach of the lease: what's "reasonable time" to serve the termination notice?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 6 2013

Landlords who want to re-enter the premises and terminate a lease for a breach of covenant for a non-rent breach generally must serve a breach notice


Estoppel: will equity help those with unclean hands?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 5 2015

Business prudence ordinarily requires that commercial leases be formalised, the terms clearly outlined and agreed between the parties, and any


Extended limitation period for breach of contract claims for defective building work in Victoria
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • September 18 2014

Victorian owners now have 10 years from the issue of the occupancy permit in which to bring a claim in contract or tort for defective building work


Lack of evidence of impact on native title rights key for decision to grant mining lease
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 23 2013

Following on from the decision that Adani Mining Pty Ltd complied with its obligation to negotiate in good faith, the decision in Adani Mining Pty Ltd