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08/01/18
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In February, for the first time in Australia, entities subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Privacy Act) will have a mandatory obligation to report what are called ‘eligible data breaches’ to both the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and any individuals who may be potentially affected by a data breach. 

The following FAQs will help to understand what this means for your business. 

21/12/17
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In this update, we examine the relevant legislative and regulatory developments happening across the fintech landscape over the past month. There have been a number of significant developments in Australia including passage of laws applying anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing obligations to digital currency exchanges. The Governor of the RBA also discussed the possibility of introducing a digital form of the Australian dollar. Overseas, class actions and SEC stop orders in the US have reinforced the necessity for ICO issuers to seek legal advice when conducting an offer.

19/12/17

A round up of key relevant legislation, enacted or proposed, over the last month including the new whistleblower protection Bill, the draft CSEF regulations for proprietary companies and the higher investment thresholds for Singapore investors.

18/12/17

The update provides a summary of key recent legal developments as they relate to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). 

18/12/17

A summary of cases by our Corporate Advisory team for the month of December.

13/12/17

What if you had to contract with a cultural site? The concept of companies having a separate legal personality is long settled, however countries like New Zealand and India have extended the concept of a legal personality to rivers and even national parks. Is the Fitzroy River or Uluru next? 

This legal development could ultimately require companies intending to engage in activities (be it commercial or mining activities) near cultural sites, to engage in further negotiations with representatives of the cultural sites to obtain further approvals (and potentially pay more compensation).

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G+T News

16/01/18

Gilbert + Tobin today announced it advised Alinta Energy owner, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) on the financing of its acquisition of the 1,000MW Loy Yang B Power Station.

13/12/17

Gilbert + Tobin advised Palisade Investment Partners (“Palisade”) on its successful bid to become operator of the Sunshine Coast Airport and commercial partner in the associated development of the Airport’s new runway and related facilities.

13/12/17

Gilbert + Tobin today announced that leading litigator Richard Harris is to join the firm.

11/12/17

Gilbert + Tobin are thrilled to be advising ASX on the implementation of a new platform to replace the CHESS clearing and settlement system using distributed ledger technology (DLT).

04/12/17

Gilbert + Tobin are thrilled to have advised Quadrant Private Equity on its strategic investment in Timezone Family Entertainment Centres and its recent sale of The Real Pet Food Company (RPFC).

29/11/17

Gilbert + Tobin have been named Australian Law Firm of the Year, Private Equity Firm of the Year and Australasian Law Firm of the Year at the Asialaw: Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards overnight.