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Covenant removal - the step by step process

March 20 2019 Whether you’re a vendor looking to improve the value of your property, or a purchaser hoping to one day develop a newly purchased site, removing or…

Endeavours - What’s Reasonable? What’s Best?

May 27 2019 Contracts often contain clauses which require a party’s performance to be achieved on a “reasonable endeavours” or “best endeavours basis”. But what…

Data Security and the Insider Threat

June 8 2016 A number of high profile cyberattacks and data security breaches over the past two years has seen the issue emerge as a major concern for CEOs, CIOs…

Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding Clearance Certificates

May 23 2019 Purchasers of Australian land need to be aware of their obligation to deduct Capital gains withholding tax. Since 1 July 2016, any purchaser (whether…

Inactive Owners Corporations and Vendor’s Statements

March 6 2019 How do you comply with the provisions of Section 32 of the Sale of Land Act 1962 (“Act”), if you have an inactive Owners Corporation? Section 32…

Temporary pandemic relief - modification of continuous disclosure obligations for a listed entity by operation of the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 2) 2020 (Cth)

May 27 2020 On 25 May 2020 the Federal Treasurer issued Determination No. 2 modifying the operation of certain frequently used disclosure rules for listed…

A new temporary Dispute Resolution Scheme for residential tenancy rent-related disputes in Victoria

May 15 2020 The Residential Tenancies (COVID-19 Emergency Measures) Regulations 2020 (Vic) (Regulations) were released on 13 May 2020. The Regulations provide a…

Temporary pandemic relief for corporate meetings and company executions in Australia by operation of the Corporations (Coronavirus Economic Response) Determination (No. 1) 2020 (Cth)

May 5 2020 On 5 May 2020 the Federal Treasurer issued a Determination modifying the operation of provisions of the Corporations Act, the Corporations Regulations…

New commercial lease regulations for the pandemic in Victoria

May 1 2020 On Friday 1 May 2020 the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations 2020 (Vic) were made. The objectives of…

New temporary pandemic laws for residential tenancies in Victoria - 23 April 2020

April 24 2020 Landlords are not permitted to increase rent during the six month period that the measures are in force (from 29 March 2020). Tenants may apply to…