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21/04/17

After a week of defending tax cuts destined to create a bigger budget deficit with no perceptible benefit, the Federal Government has gone back to debating itself and virtually every one else on policies to improve housing affordability. In this blog, we look at the impact of two tax-related issues on housing affordability.

13/04/17

A recent compromise between Senator Nick Xenophon and the Federal Government has paved the way for a tax cut to companies operating small businesses.  However, Tax Partner, Muhunthan Kanagaratnam highlights the risks with such a compromise and questions if a budget deficit increase of $24 billion over the next 10 years is worth it.

 

13/04/17

The Federal Government has released its long-awaited draft legislation to amend the Corporations Act to introduce a ‘safe harbour’ carve out to a director’s personal liability for insolvent trading and a stay on the enforceability of certain ‘ipso facto’ clauses during an administration or scheme of arrangement. Our Restructuring + Insolvency Team dissects what the proposed changes mean for Australian businesses.

12/04/17

Social media has become a platform of choice for brands, businesses and beautiful citizens alike to promote products, places and other people. Rebecca Dunn and Emma Dowsett recently penned an article for the Communications and Media Law Association looking at the current Australian regulations of social media advertising and how the law may need to adapt.

12/04/17

Gilbert + Tobin Lawyer Tom Platt recently penned an article for the Communications and Media Law Association that looks at an interesting copyright issue arising from the commercialisation of the burgeoning sport of professional chess.

12/04/17

Two years after the Competition Policy Review chaired by Professor Ian Harper (Harper Review) delivered its final report, the Government has introduced two Bills into the Parliament. 

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20/04/17

Gilbert + Tobin acted for the NSW Government as legal advisor in relation to the $2.6bn concession of Land and Property Information NSW (LPI).

13/04/17

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised Cover-More Group Limited (Cover-More) on its $854 million scheme of arrangement with Swiss insurance giant Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Zurich). 

30/03/17

Gilbert + Tobin has been recognised for its work on the global merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI) and SABMiller, which was awarded Matter of the Year at the 2017 Global Competition Review Awards held in Washington DC. 

16/03/17

Gilbert + Tobin has released the 2017 edition of its Takeovers + Schemes Review, providing an in-depth review of 2016's public company merger and acquisitions (M&A) transactions valued over $50 million. It provides Gilbert + Tobin's perspective on the trends for M&A in 2016 and what that might mean for 2017. 

15/03/17

Gilbert + Tobin furthers its support of the Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) with a donation to help address the urgent need created by the changes to processing that threatens to leave hundreds of asylum seekers without access to legal advice or assistance when applying for protection visas.

08/03/17

Gilbert + Tobin is proud to host fundraising events for UN Women across it’s Sydney, Melbourne and Perth offices to celebrate International Women’s Day.