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In this issue, you will find a review of Takeovers Panel spotlight on proper conflict management: in the matter of Energy Resources of Australia Limited [2019…

In this case, the Full Federal Court found that there were sufficient ‘practical benefits’ received by an employee director as consideration for his…

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In this case, the Federal Court has imposed personal liability on 3 directors of Vocation Limited (In Liquidation) under section 180 of the Corporations Act…

In this case the Victorian Court of Appeal found that a letter of offer signed by both parties but expressed to be “subject to the contract being executed”…

The recent UK Supreme Court decision in Wells v Devani [2019] UKSC 4 sits at odds with current Australian approaches to incomplete contracts.

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This case is a reminder of the potentially devastating commercial consequences of knowingly assisting in breaches of fiduciary duties owed by employees to…

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The Federal Court has held that a board may postpone a meeting called by shareholders under section 249F in circumstances where there is a power in the…

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This case is a useful reminder of the need to use clear contractual language that reflects the intentions of the parties to minimise the risk that a Court…

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In this insight, we summarise the new laws and take a closer look at how the reforms affect particular types of transactions. We also provide some practical…

This case concerned alleged oppressive conduct relating to Canberra Eye Hospital Pty Ltd (CEH) which was owned by the majority shareholders (57%) and the…

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In this case, the Supreme Court of Victoria – Court of Appeal held that the bringing of proceedings by certain companies to enforce pre-emptive rights in…

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