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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks appoints restructuring and insolvency partner in Sydney January 14, 2019

Monday 14 January  Maddocks has appointed its second new partner in a month with the appointment of Danielle Funston. Danielle is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer who advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring and … Continued

Latest Article

Made in Australia: Tightened restrictions on the use of country of origin labels January 14, 2019

The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … Continued

Property & Development Blog

  • Should Victorian councils consider an Airbnb tourist charge?

    Both the City of Hobart and the Shire of Byron appear to be looking at rating Airbnb properties differently – either through a differential rate or something resembling a ‘bed tax’. Should Victorian councils be … Continued

  • Government expands reach of foreign resident CGT withholding regime

    Changes to the capital gains tax withholding regime will impact all purchasers of real estate in Australia valued at over $750,000. From 1 July 2017, a purchaser who acquires real property from a foreign resident … Continued

  • Digital titles and electronic transactions

    Land Use Victoria (formerly known as the Land Registry or Land Titles Office) has undertaken the first steps to convert Victoria’s Registry of Titles to an electronic format, by converting all paper titles held by … Continued

  • Melbourne Residential Zone review released

    The Victorian State Government has completed its review of the residential zones in Melbourne municipalities, which, amongst other things, recommends the removal of maximum density two dwellings per lot. This review and its recommendations are … Continued

  • What’s in a name? The Airbnb reminder

    The distinction between leases and licences has long caused confusion and consternation for landowners, particularly in the context of a municipal council’s statutory obligations under the Local Government Act 1989 and, more recently, the Retail … Continued

  • Draft guidelines for fibre ready pit and pipe infrastructure in new developments

    The Communications Alliance has released a draft Industry Guideline: Fibre Ready Pit And Pipe Specification for Real Estate Development Projects which is open for comments until May 30. While the guidelines are quite technical, understanding … Continued