Welcome to Edition 88 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 the digital currency sector matures, regulators across the world have begun shifting from observation to enforcement in relation to digital currencies. Following reports last month that regulators in the USA and Canada have conducted or commenced over 200 investigations into digital currency-related ventures, ASIC has announced that it has undertaken its own investigations.
Welcome to Edition 86 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.
Indonesia is currently the largest economy in southeast Asia and is predicted to become the world’s fourth largest economy by 2050. Some of the main drivers of strong projected economic growth in Indonesia are its favourable demographics – it is estimated that approximately 50% of its population of 262 million (in 2017) are under the age of 30 – and its emerging middle class: real income growth
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
Since the introduction of the demerger rules in Division 125 of the Tax Act in 2002, Gilbert + Tobin has advised on numerous demergers, including some landmark transactions, such as the first three-way demerger and scrip-for-scrip acquisition involving Foodland, Metcash and Woolworths. Over that time, we have seen a narrowing by the Commissioner of Taxation (ATO) of the scope of the demerger provisions.
Welcome to Edition 85 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 a net capital importer, cheap and easy access to global debt is important for Australian businesses. Australia makes available a wide array of exemptions from Australia’s 10% interest withholding tax. Ensuring each transaction meets the letter and the spirit of the exemptions has a real 10% cash flow impact on Australian borrowers. This guide describes the most commonly used exemptions in typical scenarios, including the public offer (“Section 128F”) exemption.
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At Gilbert + Tobin, our team looks at technology influences as they apply to all industries. We advise on the impacts of technology on the contract structures, the laws and the corporate/commercial processes that underpin your business. Our focus, like yours, adjusts as your company and your industry demands dictate.