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08/12/17

Australian tax rules relating to cryptoassets remain in their infancy, comprising largely of antiquated rules for fiat currency transactions, with impractical attempts at guidance from revenue authorities.  This practical guide summarises the Australian tax issues for some typical cryptoasset transactions.  In this innovative sector, no two transactions are the same.

30/11/17

Australia’s competition law has always been highly codified, with heavy reliance on piecemeal exceptions and administrative processes to ameliorate its excessive proscription.

30/11/17

In this update we navigate the varied and significant cryptocurrency and fintech developments in Australia and international jurisdictions. 

29/11/17

Driverless cars or automated vehicles are a step closer to becoming reality on Australian roads. One of the stumbling blocks to the widespread adoption of AVs has been Australian Road Rule 297, which requires that a physical driver has ‘proper control’ of a vehicle while driving. This rule has caused some angst in the context of AVs, particularly as to how law enforcement agencies should interpret and enforce Australian road traffic laws in relation to AVs.

29/11/17

Government’s response to date to the High Court’s decision in Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd v Wilson (the F&F Decision) has resolved some but not all of the uncertainty generated by the decision.

This note addresses the issues that remain for industry. 

24/11/17

In mid-2017, Swiss Re, the world’s second largest re-insurance company, announced they had begun to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into their investment decision making processes. By the end of 2017, Swiss Re expects that all investment decisions impacting their entire USD130bn global portfolio will be based on ESG and related ethical factors.

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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.

28/11/17

Reliance Rail, a public-private partnership (PPP) formed with the NSW State Government, has built and owns the Waratah Trains on Sydney’s rail network, and is one of Australia’s largest PPP projects with a value of A$3.6 billion. 

20/11/17

Gilbert + Tobin were the Solicitors Assisting the Royal Commission, with support from with a team of G+T lawyers as well as lawyers from the Australian Government Solicitor and a team of senior and junior counsel.

15/11/17

An overwhelming number of Australians have voiced their support for marriage equality. This is about more than marriage equality – it is about extending the dignity of equality to LGBTI people.