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PPSA: Lessee’s administrator retains ownership of plant and equipment against lessor of premises
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • January 11 2017

Failing to register a lessor’s security interest on the PPSR over plant and equipment at leased premises can result in the lessor’s unperfected


Australia Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Australia
  • January 5 2017

From 1 January, a new MAAL (broadly based on the first limb of the United Kingdom's Diverted Profits Tax) applies to 'significant global entities' to


Can a statutory demand served at a company’s ‘virtual office’ be resisted out of time?
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • December 30 2016

In the recent case of Hadley v BetHQ Pty Ltd 2016 FCA 1263, the debtor company, BetHQ, came to grief when a statutory demand was validly served at


Tax Planning: never lose sight of the forest from the trees
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • December 1 2016

The Federal Court of Australia has handed down a decision that is a salutary reminder to directors that, in any corporate tax planning, it is


The dismissal of a group proceeding may not mean the end
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • November 17 2016

The unanimous decision of the High Court on 9 November 2016 in Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) v Collins & Timbercorp Finance Pty Ltd (in liq) v


Timbercorp investors have the right to defend loan recovery claims
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • November 15 2016

The Timbercorp Group invested in agribusiness Managed Investment Schemes on behalf of some 18,500 investors. Many investors in the schemes entered


Trust Me: Liquidators Justified Using Trust Funds To Investigate Potential Claims Available To Trustee
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • November 4 2016

This week’s TGIF considers a recent decision in which the Court directed that liquidators would be justified in utilising trust funds to conduct


Will a deed of company arrangement be recognised and enforced by US and Canadian courts?
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia, Canada, USA
  • November 3 2016

In August I presented on cross-border insolvency at the joint Federal Court of Australia and Law Council of Australia conference on corporations law


Varying the scope of the Part 5.3A moratorium on proceedings against companies in voluntary administration
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • October 18 2016

Section 447A JOEL COOK Associate, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, McCabes ANDREW LACEY Principal, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group


To set-off or not to set-off in unfair preference claims?
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • October 6 2016

Last year’s Queensland District Court decision in Morton v Rexel Electrical Supplies Pty Ltd 2015 QDC 49 (Rexel) caused quite a stir in insolvency