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Holding DOCAs hold firm
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • August 18 2017

This week’s TGIF considers the decision of Mighty River International Ltd v Hughes, in which the WA Court of Appeal held that a ‘Holding DOCA’ was

Education provider fined A$4.5 million for breaches of Australian Consumer Law
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • August 11 2017

On 30 May 2017, the Federal Court of Australia (Court) ordered Acquire Learning and Careers Pty Ltd (Acquire) to pay A$4.5 million for its breaches of

Talking Tax - Issue 89
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia, USA
  • August 11 2017

On 3 August 2017, the Federal Court of Australia (FCA) in Academy Cleaning & Security Pty Ltd v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation 2017 FCA 875

Rent, Try.. Buy? Radio Rentals faces a class action for misleading consumers
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • August 7 2017

Earlier this year, a class action was filed in the Federal Court of Australia, against Thorn Australia Pty Ltd tas Radio Rentals (Radio Rentals) on

Do you need a deed to seal the deal?
  • BAL Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 3 2017

What is a deed of settlement? A deed is a special type of contract. It sets out the legal obligations that the parties agree to be bound by; in short

Striking the Right Balance
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • August 2 2017

In the recent decision of the Federal Court in Josa Constructions Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) and Equipment Hire Pty Ltd (Administrators

TaxTalk Monthly, August 2017, Corporate Tax Update
  • PwC Australia
  • Australia
  • August 1 2017

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued the following in relation to the application of the deemed dividend rules (Division 7A), which apply

Hi-Rise Access Pty Ltd v Standards Australia Limited 2017 FCA 604
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • July 31 2017

This decision considers whether Standards Australia, when preparing and releasing Australian standards, does so 'in trade or commerce' within the

Brickworks decision appears to blunt one weapon in the armoury of shareholder activists
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • July 27 2017

There was an apparent victory for board autonomy in the recent Federal Court decision in RBC Investor Services Australia Nominees Pty Limited v

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • July 26 2017

The Queensland Supreme Court in the case of Scott & Ors v Port Hinchinbrook Services Limited & Ors 2017 QSC 92 has again confirmed the utility of a