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18/08/17

The High Court has declared that certain mining tenements granted subsequent to 3 November 2004 are invalid. Mining tenement holders should audit their tenure to ensure that it is not subject to the defect identified by the High Court – particularly that any mining proposal, mineralisation report or resource report was lodged with (not after) an application for such tenure.

17/08/17

There have recently been significant regulatory developments for the fintech sector in both Australia and overseas. In Australia, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission is consulting on a revised Australian market licensing regime which is of relevance to any business considering operating an online market in financial products.

10/08/17

In these times of falling commodity prices, constrained debt and equity markets and high visibility cost reduction strategies, it is not surprising that a number of mining companies are considering placing their mining projects on care and maintenance.

10/08/17

The update reviews federal and state regulators and projects. Also included is our status report on current regulatory projects dealing with energy market transformation.

09/08/17

On 4 August 2017, Rod Sims the Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) addressed the Law Council of Australia’s Competition and Consumer Workshop to shed some light on the ACCC’s current focus on cartel investigations and a new approach to information gathering in merger analysis.

09/08/17

Competition in Australia’s financial system is again subject to review and inquiry.  As part of the 2017-18 Budget, following the release of a Productivity Commission (PC) report, the Government announced a plan to introduce an open banking regime in Australia beginning with an inquiry into implementation of such a regime. 

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14/08/17

Gilbert + Tobin is thrilled to be named Outstanding Law Firm of the Year at the NSW Women Lawyers Achievement Awards 2017.

05/08/17

Gilbert + Tobin is delighted to have successfully acted pro bono in a landmark decision of the UN Human Rights Committee finding that Australia must give access to its divorce mechanisms to same-sex couples who have married overseas.

02/08/17

Gilbert + Tobin is advising Yancoal Australia Limited’s (Yancoal) Independent Board  Committee (IBC) on the company’s US$2.5 billion capital raising announced last night to fund its acquisition of Coal & Allied from Rio Tinto – the largest capital raising in Australia in 2017 to date.

24/07/17

Gilbert + Tobin is advising General Finance Corporation (General Finance) and its wholly owned subsidiary GFN Asia Pacific Holdings Pty Ltd (GFN), in relation to GFN’s off-market takeover offer to acquire Royal Wolf Holdings Limited (Royal Wolf).

21/07/17

Gilbert + Tobin has reinforced its spot as a market leader in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital markets (ECM) following an outstanding performance in the first half league table results. 

19/07/17

Gilbert + Tobin was today awarded the Best Teamwork award at the inaugural Online Courts Hackathon in London.