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23/04/18

Last week, the Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison, and Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, announced the Government’s response to the Report of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce.  This Taskforce was established in October 2016 to review ASIC’s enforcement regime in relation to corporations, consumers and the financial sector.  The Taskforce delivered its repor

20/04/18

Gilbert + Tobin has released the 2018 edition of its Takeovers + Schemes Review, which examines 2017's public company M&A transactions valued over $50 million and provides our perspective on recent trends and what that might mean for 2018.

18/04/18

Last week, Treasurer Scott Morrison revealed that the Australian Government will “relaunch” the research and development (R&D) tax incentive.  It is his view that the Government is currently “writing blank cheques to everyone that has a good idea”, and that the programme has to change so that it is no longer “a tax incentive for business as usual”.

17/04/18
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Get ready for more than incremental change from 5G – a global network evolution promising ultra-fast data speeds, massive connectivity, high reliability and innovative coverage options. If there were ever a mobile infrastructure tailor-made for the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G is it.

13/04/18
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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has published the first quarterly report on data breach notifications received under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme.  The NDB scheme, which came into force on 22 February 2018, requires organisations to report ‘eligible data breaches’ to both the OAIC and any individuals who may be potentially affected by the data breach.  Prior to the commencement of the NDB scheme, reporting was recommended but voluntary.

09/04/18
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There have been many developments around the world in relation to digital currencies. Broadly, regulators have started moving beyond identifying their stance on digital currencies to enforcement. 

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20/04/18

Gilbert + Tobin today announced it has advised Goldman Sachs as arranger and underwriter of a senior term loan, and Westpac and CBA as super senior revolving credit facility lenders in relation to the Infigen Energy Group’s refinancing by way of a 5-year A$605 million syndicated facility agreement.

17/04/18

Gilbert + Tobin's reputation as one of the top corporate law firms in Australia continues to grow with the firm named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ for Mergers & Acquisitions and 83% of its partnership recognised in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers.

17/04/18

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising the ASX-listed AMA Group Limited (AMA Group) on two transactions:

  • the proposed demerger of its Automotive Component, Accessory and Procurement Business; and
  • the proposed acquisition of the post-demerger AMA Group and its remaining vehicle panel repairs business by The Blackstone Group, for an enterprise value of A$508 million.
06/04/18

Gilbert + Tobin advises funds managed by CHAMP Private Equity on the $1 billion sale of Accolade Wines to The Carlyle Group.

26/03/18

Gilbert + Tobin, today launched Digital Domain – a unique platform designed to help business understand and drive commercial value from digital technologies such as AI, big data, blockchain, cybersecurity and IoT.

20/03/18

Gilbert + Tobin today announced leading corporate lawyer and expert in Chinese foreign direct investment, Sophie Chen, has joined the firm’s partnership to head the firm’s China practice.