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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

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

Pre-packs in Australia: where are we now?
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • November 14 2016

The use of pre-packs or pre-positioned asset sales in Australia has traditionally been limited. This is a result of impediments to such transactions

Liquidators retain power to publicly examine
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • November 10 2016

The High Court this afternoon unanimously dismissed Clive Palmer and Ian Ferguson's challenge to the constitutional validity of section 596A of the

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

Australian Construction Dispute resolution Newsletter - October 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • October 14 2016

Welcome to this issue of Herbert Smith Freehills' Australian Construction Dispute Resolution Newsletter. This newsletter updates you on legal

Court refuses mandatory examination of liquidator
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • October 7 2016

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Kimberley Diamonds Ltd, in the matter of Kimberley Diamond Company Pty Ltd (in liq) 2016 FCA 1016 in

Insolvency insights: Proposed outlawing of ipso facto termination clauses
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • October 4 2016

Ipso facto clauses are common place in commercial contracts. They allow a party to automatically terminate a contract where a specified insolvency

Pre-insolvency advisors and other relationships
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • October 3 2016

In 2014 the liquidators of Walton Constructions were removed by the Federal Court due to a perceived lack of independence arising from a referral

Taken to the Kleeners - When insolvent trading becomes criminal
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • September 30 2016

Last month former Kleenmaid director Bradley Young not so valiantly marched into the history books when found guilty of 17 charges of insolvent