COVID-19 Articles
13/08/2021
In the context of the ongoing outbreak of the Delta COVID-19 variant and the increasing availability of vaccines, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has no...
Expertise Area
05/07/2021
Reinstating virtual and hybrid meetings On 30 June 2021, the Senate Economic References Committee (Committee) issued its report (Report) on th...
22/04/2021
The 2020 year was a challenging one for Australia, characterised by the dual crises of COVID-19 and severe bushfires.  Although 2021 commenced on...
19/03/2021
The Covid-19 Pandemic and resulting collapse in demand for passenger air services has had a profound impact on airline markets in Australia and global...
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02/03/2021
G+T partner, John Lee, assisted by lawyer, Simone Hall, recently contributed “Patents and the Pandemic” to the Intellectual Property Forum journal, pr...
01/12/2020
On 25 November Gilbert + Tobin hosted a virtual panel discussion with ACCC Chair Rod Sims and Gilbert + Tobin Competition + Regulation partners Gina C...
29/10/2020
What’s the impact of COVID-19 on your Modern Slavery Statement? The first Modern Slavery Statements (MSS) under the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (...
25/10/2020
Update published - 08/12/2021 On 26 April 2021, temporary measures permitting electronic execution and remote witnessing of transactions under the ...
01/10/2020
Update published - 08/12/2021 On 29 November 2021, temporary measures permitting the remote witnessing of signatures and attestation of docume...
23/09/2020
COVID-19 has had a historic impact on Australia’s economy. The imposition of restrictions by Federal and State governments, coupled with depressed mar...
23/09/2020
See our August 2021 update - Back to the Future: Electronic and split execution under s. 127 Corporations Act permitted once again The Federal...
16/09/2020
To say 2020 has been a year of disruption is an understatement!  Between bushfires, floods and COVID-19, the Australian charities and not-for-pro...
10/09/2020
Gilbert + Tobin’s employment lawyers, Dianne Banks, James Pomeroy, Tom Brett and Kaushalya Mataraaratchi are pleased to contribute to Chambers’ Global...
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03/09/2020
Current as at September 2020 The ongoing effects of COVID-19 have resulted in extensions to the relief period in a number of jurisdictions to o...
14/08/2020
Regulators in Australia and around the world have quickly responded to COVID-19 by adapting their working methods, adjusting their priorities, impleme...
23/07/2020
The annual general meeting (AGM) is often a key event in the yearly calendar for charity and not-for-profit organisations, but AGMs may very well be d...
23/07/2020
On 22 July 2020, the Prime Minister announced changes to the JobKeeper scheme, including extending the offering from 28 September 2020 to 28 March 2...
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16/07/2020
Concerns regarding 5G cellular network technology have been circulated for well over a decade, ranging from radiation exposure, all the way to wacky m...
16/07/2020
What happens to privacy in a world where there is no physical boundary between professional and private life? This article first appeared&nbsp...
15/07/2020
There is no denying that the pandemic has permanently altered the ways in which organisations have to manage their workforces, with a large proportion...
05/07/2020
A distributed workforce depends on a high speed, reliable communications network accessible to all.  In this paper, we review how the UK and Aust...
24/06/2020
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has become aware of several arrangements that have been used to artificially create entitlements to, and obtain b...
24/06/2020
Before making a donation this financial year, follow these four steps to help ensure your hard-earned money is applied the way you expect. Step ...
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16/06/2020
This article first appeared in the Australian Financial Review on 15 June 2020. Artificial Intelligence’s medical potential has rarely felt more im...
11/06/2020
With the gradual alleviation of COVID-19 restrictions, some reopening businesses are subject to new rules under which they must collect personal infor...
05/06/2020
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced today comprehensive changes to Australia’s foreign investment regime.  These changes are expected to come int...
27/05/2020
As coronavirus restrictions begin to ease across the country, many Australians are feeling hopeful that we will soon be back at work with our colleagu...
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27/05/2020
On 25 May 2020, the Treasurer used his temporary power to modify the Corporations Act to make changes to the continuous disclosure regime.  From ...
26/05/2020
The Tasmanian Department of State Growth (Department) has released the ‘Draft Renewable Energy Action Plan 2020’ (Draft Action Plan) for public commen...
18/05/2020
Last month we wrote about practical steps that APRA-regulated entities can take with third parties who manage their information assets so that they co...
14/05/2020
See our October 2020 update - Victoria extends electronic execution and remote witnessing laws Special, temporary regulations have been...
14/05/2020
ASIC announced yesterday an additional suite of temporary measures to assist entities with their financial reporting obligations and has amended its ‘...
14/05/2020
Public entities (both listed and unlisted) are generally required by the Corporations Act to hold an annual general meeting (AGM) within 5 months of t...
07/05/2020
The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic has created enormous financial stress for many borrowers, including issuers of notes and other debt secu...
07/05/2020
Late Monday, the Federal Government released an exposure draft of its COVIDSafe contact-tracing app privacy legislation as an amendment to the Privacy...
07/05/2020
See our March 2021 update: Relief measures permitting virtual meetings under s 127 Corporations Act are due to expire The Federal Government u...
04/05/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the demands on vital medical devices, pharmaceuticals and related technologies. These include prevent...
01/05/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create novel challenges for Australian governments, both in directly managing the health response and urgently pass...
30/04/2020
On Saturday, 25 April 2020, the NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and NSW Minister for Finance & Small Business, Damien Tudehope, confirmed new regu...
30/04/2020
As the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic IP Offices around the world, like IP Australia and the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ), ...
29/04/2020
The unprecedented health and economic issues arising from the pandemic are putting intense pressure on dealings between businesses and consumers and o...
29/04/2020
The world is grappling with an unprecedented health and economic crisis. We are all adjusting to a new world order of social distancing, increased wor...
28/04/2020
New South Wales has now implemented regulations to assist in renegotiating the terms of commercial leases where lessees have been impacted by COVID-19...
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28/04/2020
The global economy has suffered a massive hit from the COVID-19 pandemic.  The collective impact of disruptions to supply chains and falling cons...
27/04/2020
In recent weeks, the Federal Government has encouraged all Australians to download its COVIDSafe digital contact-tracing app. The relaxation of COVID-...
27/04/2020
This edition of the Deal Report continues the focus on restructuring and recapitalisation transactions with a summary of the recent emergency capital ...
27/04/2020
Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the world has changed in a dramatic way and at a significant pace. The Australian economy, and...
23/04/2020
  The impact of COVID-19 continues to play out in global financial markets. In Australia, it has been almost 4 weeks since the ASX announced i...
23/04/2020
See our October 2020 update - Remote witnessing and attestation to continue in NSW The New South Wales Attorney General, Mark Speakman,...
21/04/2020
The global slowdown in economic activity as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown in countries across the globe has sent financial markets into a sharp de...
20/04/2020
As the world struggles to deal with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, governments globally are turning to technology to help “flatten the curve” an...
17/04/2020
The Federal Treasurer has released the rules on how the JobKeeper Scheme (Scheme) will operate. In this insight, we provide an overview of the rules a...
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16/04/2020
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has handed down its decision on pandemic leave which varied 99 modern awards (Awards) in response to the COVID-19 pande...
Expertise Area
09/04/2020
On 8 April 2020, Federal Parliament passed the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus (Measures No. 2) Bill 2020. The legislation amends the Fa...
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09/04/2020
Gilbert + Tobin has created an intuitive web app which outlines the various COVID-19 Federal relief responses, both for businesses and individuals. Th...
09/04/2020
The economic consequences of COVID-19 have had a major impact on the ability of organisations to generate cash flow and pay ongoing liabilities, such ...
Expertise Area
09/04/2020
On 7 April 2020 the Federal Government introduced the Mandatory Code of Conduct which will apply to commercial leases of certain eligible small to med...
09/04/2020
While we have seen State and Federal Governments announcing a variety of stimulus measures to assist business in these uncertain times (use this ...
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07/04/2020
NSW Procurement has stated that the COVID-19 pandemic qualifies as an ‘emergency’ for the purposes of the Public Works Procurement Act 1912 (NSW) (PWP...
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06/04/2020
Material adverse change (MAC) clauses and COVID-19 Many corporate and finance transactions may be disrupted due to the unpredictable and sudden eco...
03/04/2020
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has created massive stress on liquidity levels and credit availability across many industry sectors and markets including...
Expertise Area
03/04/2020
New measures introduced to support small lenders On 19 March 2020, the Australian Government announced relief measures for smaller lenders who fina...
Expertise Area
03/04/2020
Restrictions introduced by the West Australian and Federal Governments to curb the spread of COVID-19 has disrupted operations and increased the econo...
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02/04/2020
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has announced its intention to vary 103 modern awards to insert new provisions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Th...
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02/04/2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates globally, businesses are facing another kind of outbreak – a rise in COVID-19 related cyber security attacks. In th...
01/04/2020
The world is currently grappling with an unprecedented health and economic crisis. COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and significantly impacting Australia'...
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31/03/2020
ASX has today announced a suite of temporary measures to facilitate capital raisings and assist listed entities to meet their obligations under the AS...
31/03/2020
In this article, we answer some of your questions about the unpaid stand-down provisions of the Fair Work Act and detail recent changes to legislation...
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31/03/2020
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, first reported by Chinese authorities on New Year’s Eve 2019, governments around the globe and their public ...
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31/03/2020
There are a variety of contractual clauses that may give a contracting party relief from performance in the event they are affected by COVID-19. ...
31/03/2020
This is our second edition of the Federal, State and Territory Governments stimulus packages.  The Federal Government alone, in the space of thre...
30/03/2020
The Prime Minister has today announced a JobKeeper wage subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight for eligible employees of businesses which qualify for the sub...
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30/03/2020
Flexibility under the Corporations Act and Corporations Regulations The Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill came into effect on Wedn...
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30/03/2020
As of 10:30pm AEST on Sunday, 29 March 2020, the monetary thresholds for foreign investment proposals covered by the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeover...
27/03/2020
In the resources sector, parties’ efforts are commonly focused on ‘foreseeable’ events when it comes to negotiating a force majeure provision (cyclone...
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27/03/2020
The effects of COVID-19 are likely to have many ramifications on organisations throughout Australia, including how an organisation complies with its g...
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26/03/2020
On 23 March 2020, in response to the increasing economic threat that the Coronavirus poses, the Commonwealth Government introduced the Coronavirus Eco...
26/03/2020
In the race to find both a vaccine and cure for COVID-19, the tension between monopoly rights and public access to crucial medicines, diagnostics and ...
25/03/2020
COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and significantly impacting Australia’s economy.  Federal and state governments recently announced further restricti...
24/03/2020
The recent COVID-19 outbreak, and the government’s responses, have caused widespread disruption to business and society.  This includes the abili...
24/03/2020
The effects of COVID-19 are likely to have many ramifications on organisations throughout Australia, including how an organisation complies with its g...
Expertise Area
24/03/2020
ASIC has issued a media release stating that it will shift its focus on the challenges created by the current pandemic.  ASIC’s renewed appro...
23/03/2020
Australian Governments, at every level, released stimulus packages aimed at individuals (inevitably those who lose their jobs through this crisis) and...
23/03/2020
The impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s economy means that many companies will need to assess all available means of accessing funding to alleviate the ...
20/03/2020
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released a statement and privacy guidelines on 18 March 2020 to assist government agencie...
19/03/2020
COVID-19 is having a serious impact on cash flows of many businesses.  And who knows how many businesses it will take down with it before it is o...
17/03/2020
The world is struggling to meet the challenges presented by the rapid spread of COVID-19.  Politicians and policy makers have been coming to grip...
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16/03/2020
Addressing the impacts of COVID-19 under continuous disclosure obligations is incredibly challenging.  Consider that since the market closed on F...

COVID-19 Response Team

If you would like to discuss the legal implications of COVID-19 and how it may impact your business, please contact one of the following:
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Dianne Banks
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Rebecca Dunn
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Andrew Floro
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Tim Gole
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Tim Gordon
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