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COAG sets out a new milestone for national reform of directors' liability
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • September 22 2011

Currently, directors and officers are subject to various Federal, State and Territory laws governing directors' liability


Federal Court considers request for inspection of company books in Hanks v Admiralty Resources NL
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • September 22 2011

In this case, the plaintiff was a minority shareholder who held 0.00005 of the issued capital in Admiralty Resources NL (Admiralty


Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia considers fiduciary and statutory duties owed by directors to a company in Omnilab Media Pty Limited v Digital Cinema Network Pty Ltd
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 22 2012

This case concerned a joint venture company, Digital Cinema Network Pty Ltd (DCN), which negotiated with film studios and cinema owners in preparing Virtual Print Fee (VPF) agreements with regards to US film studies providing financial assistance to cinema owners converting movie projections from analogue to digital


Treasury releases proposed directors' liability reforms for public consultation
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 22 2012

On 27 January 2012, the Treasury released an exposure draft of the Personal Liability for Corporate Fault Reform Bill 2012


Further reforms to executive remuneration laws announced
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 22 2012

Following recommendations made by the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee, the Government has announced that it will amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) in order to improve disclosure in executive remuneration reports


Bill introduced aiming to crack down on "phoenix" company activity
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 22 2012

The Corporations Amendment (Phoenixing and Other Measures) Bill 2012 (Cth) was introduced into Federal parliament on 15 February 2012


Bill introduced to improve the standard of audits in Australia
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • March 22 2012

The Corporations Legislation Amendment (Audit Enhancement) Bill 2012 (Cth) was introduced into Federal parliament on 29 February 2012


Victorian Supreme Court considers whether the cancellation of minority shares was "fair and reasonable" in Elkington v CostaExchange Ltd
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 14 2011

The plaintiff was a minority shareholder of the defendant company


Supreme Court of Victoria considers grounds for oppressive conduct in Grego v Copeland & Ors
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 14 2011

This case concerned proceedings brought by Mr Frank Grego, a shareholder of Jimmi Dexta Pty Ltd (Jimmi Dexta), against the company's other shareholders, alleging oppressive conduct under s232 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth


Federal Court of Australia considers the effect of an entire agreement clause on oral evidence in Prosperity Group International Pty Ltd v Queensland Communication Company Pty Ltd (No 3)
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 14 2011

This case concerned several contracts where Clear Telecoms (Aust) Pty Ltd, Australian Equipment Rentals Pty Ltd and Quick Fund (Australia) Pty Ltd (the Respondents) had agreed to provide telecommunications services to Prosperity Group International Pty Ltd and Worldnet Corporation Limited Pty Ltd (the Applicants