Copyright update - 5 February 2016

The 2016 edition of TerraLex's Cross Border Copyright Guide is now available.  Read more...

Corporate Law update - 25 November 2015

New laws have passed the Australian Parliament that require foreign persons who own, or have an interest in, Australian agricultural land to notify the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) of their interest.

In this eBulletin, we outline the application of the new requirements to notify the ATO of foreign interests in Australian agricultural land.
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Sports Law Update - 13 November 2015

This eBulletin outlines the impact of the Associations Incorporation Bill 2014 (WA), which has entered into force and makes numerous reforms to the legislation governing incorporated associations in Western Australia.

The eBulletin outlines those reforms and what your sport needs to do to ensure ongoing compliance with legislative requirements.
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Property update - 31 August 2015

Since the forced sale earlier this year of the $39 million Point Piper Mansion, Villa de Mare, which was acquired in breach of Australian foreign investment laws, the Government has foreshadowed the introduction of a tougher and more robust foreign investment regime which would create greater transparency and increase compliance.  Read more...

Financial Services update - 25 August 2015

A recent superannuation decision has delivered a surprising result worthy of review for trustees. In Beck v Colonial Staff Super the court held that a trustee's exercise of its power to amend the relevant trust deed in order to remove a discretionary benefit payable to a member was invalid and in breach of the trustee's duties under general law and superannuation legislation. It is our view that this decision is particular to its own facts, however, caution should be taken when making amendments to trust deeds which remove a beneficiary's right to discretionary benefits.
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Litigation update - 29 April 2015

A recent decision confirms that where a creditor has received a preferential payment, they may offset that payment against any pre-liquidation debt they are owed. From an insolvency practitioner’s perspective, this could significantly reduce or nullify the quantum of any unfair preference claim it may have against a creditor.  Read more...

Contract Law newsletter - 13 April 2015

Contract Law - Year in Review is an annual publication. This edition provides insight into the key contract law cases of 2014.  Read more...

Corporate eBulletin - 13 April 2015

The Full Federal Court has overturned last year's controversial decision that late payment fees charged by ANZ Bank were 'extravagant and exorbitant' and were therefore penalties and unenforceable. We examine the Federal Court's refocusing of the penalty doctrine and the broadening of the categories of costs that can be taken into account when assessing the reasonableness of a fee.  Read more...

Corporate eBulletin - 27 March 2015

On Thursday 26 March 2015, the controversial data retention or 'metadata' law was passed by the Senate with bipartisan support. In this eBulletin, we flag some important implications of these new laws in relation to privacy obligations and the imminent arrival of a mandatory data breach notification scheme.  Read more...

Corporate Law update - 25 March 2015

The Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Act 2014 has now come into effect. This e-Bulletin provides a short summary of the key changes implemented by the Act.  Read more...

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