Yearning for an interim fight? A warning regarding costs

A recent case in which Gadens acted for a successful third party has provided a stark warning to participants in family law proceedings to carefully consider the merits of their arguments versus desires to be heard when litigating interim matters, or run the risk of orders for indemnity costs being made against them. Background Pelton […]

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COVID-19 | Changes to foreign investment framework

What has happened? On Sunday, 29 March 2020, amid fears that the coronavirus associated downturn will result in foreign entities preying upon distressed Australian businesses, the Treasurer announced that the threshold amounts which apply in determining whether particular foreign investments are subject to Australia’s foreign investment framework are now $0. Does this affect my deals […]

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Proprietary company changes – are you still “large”?

From 1 July 2019, changes to the regime governing reporting obligations of Australian proprietary companies will come into effect with the thresholds that determine when a company is a “large” proprietary company to be doubled. For Australian proprietary companies, the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) generally imposes less onerous financial reporting obligations than those […]

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