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24/02/17

Noting the importance of the ACCC in maintaining public confidence in Australia’s market economy, ACCC Chairman Rod Sims today announced the ACCC’s 2017 Compliance and Enforcement Policy. Partner Elizabeth Avery and Graduate Matthew Barry break down what you will need to know. 

17/02/17

After 6 months of the so-called foreign resident capital gains tax (CGT) withholding tax rules, some tax advisers in the Australian market are understandably taking quite strict interpretations of the rules, but to the detriment of the transaction. This blog is a guide to practically dealing with some, but by no means all, of the uncertainty in these transactions.

17/02/17

On 13 February 2017 the Federal Parliament enacted the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017, inserting mandatory data breach notification requirements into the Privacy Act 1988. We review the new requirements below.

17/02/17

As many of our clients would be aware, stapled structures involving a flow-through trust and a corporate tax entity have been commonplace in the Australian market for decades.  They are prevalent in the property industry, amongst infrastructure asset operators, in private equity investment structures and any other industry where a passive asset is used in connection with an operating business

16/02/17

In May 2015, the Australian Privacy Commissioner, Mr Timothy Pilgrim PSM, had found that Telstra had breached the (Australian Federal) Privacy Act 1988 (the ‘Privacy Act’) by failing to provide Mr Grubb with access to requested metadata relating to his use of Telstra telecommunications services.

Click here to read our review of the decision.

21/12/16

After a long and costly saga for ASIC, the Supreme Court of Victoria has found Trevor Flugge, the former chairman and director of AWB Limited, breached his duties as a director by failing to make inquiries and prevent conduct by AWB that contravened United Nation’s sanctions.

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20/02/17

Gilbert + Tobin has teamed with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and software company Neota Logic to introduce a new course that will provide UNSW Law students with practical experience in using state-of-the-art legal technology.

16/02/17

Today marks the commencement of Gilbert + Tobin’s second annual ‘hackathon’, Hack2, hosted in conjunction with Westpac’s Legal & Secretariat team.

15/02/17

Gilbert + Tobin is delighted to announce that it is advising Rubik Financial Limited (Rubik) on a scheme of arrangement with Temenos Group AG (Temenos).

03/02/17

Gilbert + Tobin is advising Korean headquartered Hankook Tire on its acquisition of one of Australia’s leading tyre retailers, JAX Tyres.

31/01/17

Gilbert + Tobin is delighted to congratulate the Hon. Susan Kiefel AC QC who has been sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of the High Court.

31/01/17

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to announce that it is advising Pinnacle Ethical Investment Holdings Limited on its takeover bid for Hunter Hall International Limited (Hunter Hall).