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The Federal Government has released draft legislation intended to strengthen penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct.  If passed, the legislation will double maximum prison terms for serious offences to 10 years, with terms also increased for a number of other offences


At the end of 2016 the Australian Government committed to a plan to ensure 'whistleblowers' who report corruption, fraud, tax evasion or avoidance, and misconduct within the corporate sector are adequately protected from criminal and civil suits.


Welcome to Edition 84 of Boardroom Brief. This is a service specifically targeted at the needs of busy non-executive directors. We aim to give you a “heads up” on the things that matter for NEDs in the week ahead – all in two minutes or less.


As quickly as organisations are realising the value of their data assets, we are moving to a point where those assets are not really ours. At least not in a legal sense. In this article, Simon Burns discusses the balancing act between the regulation and protection of data assets, and the free and open use of data, to achieve the goal of true innovation in today’s data economy.

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It has now become commonplace to acknowledge that data is an increasingly valuable asset for businesses.  The capture and commercialisation of large data sets (or ‘Big Data’) is creating new business opportunities, services, and ways of generating growth:


When it comes to energy, there’s a big future in small things.  While Australian governments wrestle with outdated energy policies, the energy sector itself is finally moving from the industrial age to the technological age.  Today, rooftop solar, and the technology and software that comes with it, promises to play a leading role in that change, with Australia well-placed to benefit from it.

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Gilbert + Tobin has acted for Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd (Veolia) on a ground-breaking project for a new $450 million waste-to-energy facility in WA – the first of its kind in Australia. Veolia will operate and maintain the facility for a 25-year concession, which will pave the way for future Australian waste-to-energy projects.


Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised Acacia Partners, as arranger, with Thomson Geer advising the issuer, ASCF Managed Investments Pty Ltd (ASCF), on a recent landmark debt capital markets issuance in the Australian legal market. This deal was unique for the Australian wholesale debt capital markets and involved a complex, multi-class note issuance, with the overall structure including elements of a securitisation transaction.


Gilbert + Tobin has advised Coca-Cola Amatil (Amatil) on the joint acquisition by Amatil and its major shareholder, US-based The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), of a 45% equity stake in Made Group, an independent Australian beverage manufacturer known for its leading brands NutrientWater, Cocobella, Rokeby Farms and Impressed.  The transaction has created an innovative ownership structure, which has significant benefits for the parties.


Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised Jadestone Energy Inc. (AIM: JSE, TSXV:JSE) (Jadestone) on its acquisition of the Montara oil project (Montara) from PTT Exploration and Production Company Limited (PTT) which completed on 28 September 2018.


Gilbert + Tobin has advised global aluminium and renewable energy giant Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) on the sale of its 2,000 hectare former Kurri Kurri Aluminium Smelter site to Flow Systems.


Gilbert + Tobin has been ranked as an ‘Outstanding’ firm in the Asialaw Profiles 2019, recognising the firm’s reputation as one of the leading corporate advisors in Australia. Firm rankings in each market are compiled from an extensive research process which includes a wide-ranging client survey, peer review process and market analysis of practice expertise.

In addition to its overall ‘Outstanding’ ranking, Gilbert + Tobin was also ranked ‘Outstanding’ in five industry sectors – capital markets, competition/antitrust, corporate and M&A, private equity and dispute resolution.