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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

Sirtex Medical share plunge the target of new shareholder class action
  • William Roberts Lawyers
  • Australia
  • August 4 2017

Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX) faces a proposed shareholder class action to be run by specialist litigation firm William Roberts Lawyers with the

Tax training notes - July 2017
  • Brown Wright Stein Lawyers
  • Australia
  • July 17 2017

Peter Hacon, Robert Hacon and George Hacon were the sons of Walter Hacon who died on 6 June 2012. Walter was a grazier during his lifetime with his

Procedural Fundamentals: Extension of convening period for second creditors’ meetings
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • June 23 2017

The Part 5.3A administration regime was introduced to facilitate orderly and timely outcomes for creditors. This is clearly evidenced by the

Directors’ duties
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • June 21 2017

Start-ups are on the rise, as is the number of young entrepreneurs taking on the role of company director. A company director, whether sitting on the

Shareholder Activism - are resource companies fair game?
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, USA
  • June 15 2017

We may look back on Monday, 10 April 2017, as the day shareholder activism “US style” finally arrived on our shores. On that day BHP Billiton, one of

ASIC focus areas for 30 June 2017 financial reports
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • June 1 2017

In announcing its focus areas for 30 June 2017 financial reports of listed entities and other entities of public interest with many stakeholders, ASIC

Likely new corporate offence of failing to prevent foreign bribery
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • May 30 2017

There has long been discussion in Australia and attempts by regulators to make their life easier in terms of bringing criminal proceedings against

Private companies face public conundrum under new crowdfunding rules
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 26 2017

A sticking point from the Federal Government's Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 , was that there was no scope for private

Crowd-funding extended to proprietary companies
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • May 17 2017

In March this year, after a number of false starts, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 proceeded to Royal Assent and is set