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27/09/16

In this chapter of The Strategic View: Business Crime 2016, Special Counsel Stephanie Wee and Lawyer Ghassan Kassisieh examine recent enforcement actions taking place in Australia against the financial services industry.

23/09/16
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Eli Fisher, co-editor of Communications Law Bulletin, sits down with partner Peter Leonard to discuss recent developments in privacy and data protection law.

15/09/16

Welcome to the latest edition of the WA Energy + Resources Update.

15/09/16
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By George Samman

George is a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultant and advisor to global financial institutions and startups. Here, George discusses the trend towards blockchain privacy.

12/09/16

By Elizabeth Avery, Simon Muys and Matt Rubinstein

Exposure draft legislation was released today to amend the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ( CCA ) in line with the majority of the recommendations of the Harper Review. The controversial proposed changes to section 46 of the CCA (misuse of market power) will be implemented according to the “Full Harper” formulation.

08/09/16

By Marshall McKenna

The recent Griffiths v Northern Territory [2016] FCA 900 decision has been a landmark ruling in awarding compensation for the extinguishment of native title. The case has attracted immediate and expansive national press to the effect that a wave of other native title compensation claims were likely to exceed $1 billion dollars and that State Governments would claw back such sums from miners. While likely to be true to an extent, these headlines have overlooked key realities in the case.

This opinion piece originally appeared in Australasian Lawyer.

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26/09/16

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to announce that it is advising SAI Global Limited (SAI) on the recommended scheme proposal from Casmar Holdings Pte. Limited, an entity controlled by Baring Private Equity Asia (Casmar).

24/09/16

Gilbert + Tobin acted for the lenders on Pacific Equity Partners’ $232 million acquisition of ASX-listed food manufacturing company Patties Foods, the maker of brands such as Herbert Adams, Nanna's and Four 'N Twenty pies. The takeover was effected on Thursday 22 September by scheme of arrangement and involved Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Australia branch of Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., National Australia Bank Limited and Westpac Banking Corporation as lenders. 

22/09/16

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised Qube as part of a joint consortium on one of Australia’s largest and most complex takeovers. Comprised of the Qube consortium and the Brookfield consortium, this joint consortium acquired Asciano Limited for a landmark $9.05 billion. Gilbert + Tobin was also the lead competition counsel for the consortium.

15/09/16

Gilbert + Tobin has joined forces with the National Native Title Tribunal to lead workshops exploring the implications of the Federal Court’s landmark native title compensation ruling last month.

14/09/16

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to announce that it is advising Superloop Limited on its $224 million proposed acquisition of BigAir Group Limited by way of scheme of arrangement and related debt and equity raisings.

05/09/16

Gilbert + Tobin is continuing to strengthen its market position, being awarded the prestigious Law Firm of the Year award.