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Advising global cryptocurrency exchange operators on entry into Australian market July 31, 2018

The rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency trading has resulted in a number of cryptocurrency exchange operators expanding into different countries, including Australia, to create a global brand. In Australia, new laws and regulations … Continued

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Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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Do your construction documents conform with the new Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement? August 15, 2018

Are you a state government department or public body which procures public construction works and services? Are you in the process of determining which form of contract will be most appropriate for your procurement to issue … 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