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20/02/18

A new era has begun in Australian competition law. The most significant changes to Australia’s competition laws in over 40 years came into effect in November 2017.

In this report, we explore the major changes to Australia's competition law, key activities by the ACCC in 2017 and what's ahead for Australian competition law in 2018.

15/02/18

On 5 February 2018, the Federal Court’s decision in Resource Capital Fund IV (RCF) shook the Australian private equity (PE) market with a dramatic shift from industry practice.  It is important to note that the decision does not purport to address the legal personality of limited partnerships (LPs) in any jurisdiction – just the tax treatment i

13/02/18
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On Friday, 9 February 2018, Treasury released the Review into Open Banking (the Report).

Open Banking is the application of the comprehensive “Consumer Data Right” recommended by the Productivity Commission in its 2017 report on Data Availability and Use to the banking industry.

 

01/02/18
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The fintech sector has witnessed some unprecedented developments throughout 2017. In the last two years alone, there has been a doubling of active fintech businesses operating in Australia and in this rapidly evolving landscape, Australian regulators and policy-makers have been responsive to facilitating fintech innovation.

01/02/18

Welcome back for our first energy market regulatory update for 2018.  We trust you enjoyed some time on the deck chair and are ready to dive into another big year in this ever-changing space. 

Despite the time of year, our regulators have been busy.  Key developments since the last update in December are:

30/01/18

ASIC has introduced its new regulatory guidance on analyst sell-side research, after an extensive review and industry consultation process.

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21/02/18

Gilbert + Tobin has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) naming the firm among the list of best practice Australian employers.

13/02/18

Gilbert + Tobin today announced it advised BPAY Group on the development and implementation of Australia’s first service on the New Payments Platform providing faster, 24/7 payments.

12/02/18

Paladin Energy Limited, an Australian listed company with substantial uranium and mining assets in Namibia, Malawi, Canada and certain Australian states, was placed into administration in July 2017 after one of its major customers, Electricité de France (EDF) advised Paladin it was not prepared to enter into a standstill agreement and required repayment of US$277 million under its Long Term Supply Agreement with the company.  

06/02/18

Partner Dominic Emmett, who leads Gilbert + Tobin’s Restructuring + Insolvency practice has been named as the Leading Restructuring + Insolvency lawyer in the world (excluding the US and Europe) by Who’s Who Legal 2018.

06/02/18

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to announce that it is advising LifeHealthcare Group Limited (LifeHealthcare) on its scheme of arrangement with Pacific Equity Partners (PEP).

02/02/18

Gilbert + Tobin has advised Quadrant Private Equity on its acquisition of the Darrell Lea and RJ’s Liquorice businesses from the Quinn family.

Founded in 1927, Darrell Lea now operates two manufacturing sites and sells over 14,000 tonnes of confectionery annually throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The Quinn family purchased Darrell Lea following its administration in 2012.