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Advising on tech company IPOs July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley-based technology company Pivotal Systems launched an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 2 July 2018. The IPO raised $53.5 million, placing the value of the specialist … Continued

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Maddocks acts on major mining acquisition July 17, 2018

Tuesday 17 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has advised Consolidated Mining & Civil Pty Ltd (CMC) on its purchase of 100 percent of Benagerie Gold Pty Ltd, which holds the Benagerie mining lease, from Havilah … Continued

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NSW Crown land reforms have commenced – what do local councils need to know? July 18, 2018

The majority of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2018. The Act significantly reforms the use and management of Crown land in NSW. This article provides an overview of the key reforms, … Continued

Reading Room

  • Getting the balance right – Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct

    Background In March 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry  (Inquiry) into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Committee). Since 5 … Continued

  • Franchising sector under the microscope (again)

    On 20 March 2018, the Senate voted in favour of establishing an inquiry into the franchising sector. This latest inquiry follows significant media coverage of allegations of franchisee exploitation against high profile franchisors, including Domino’s … Continued

  • Important changes to gift card laws in NSW

    Background On 31 March 2018, the New South Wales Government’s new laws for the issue and redemption of gift cards and vouchers will come into effect. The most important changes are the introduction of a … Continued

  • ACCC’s 2018 enforcement priorities – what you need to know

    Background If 2017 was the year that the ACCC emphasised consumer and small business protection (including an effective focus on achieving higher penalties), 2018 is set to be the year of cartels and the continued … Continued

  • Radio Refunds: How to avoid breaching your responsible lending obligations

    Background Major Australian retailer, Thorn Group, and its consumer leasing business, Radio Rentals, has agreed to refund almost $20 million to customers who entered into leases with the company following an ASIC investigation into breaches … Continued

  • ACCC Year in Review

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had an interesting year with record penalties for misuse of market power, developments in the area of unfair contract terms and some high profile losses against Medibank and … Continued

  • A tasty win for franchisors – Pizza Hut appeal is upheld

    Earlier last year, as summarised in our previous article, the Federal Court dismissed the class action brought against Yum! Restaurants Australia Pty Ltd (Yum!) by a number of its franchisees trading under the Pizza Hut … Continued

  • ACCC bins trash terms – JJ Richards contract terms declared unfair

    The recent judgement is interesting as it shows that Courts will not only consider stand-alone terms, but also how they interact with each other in impacting the rights of the small business customer, which many … Continued

  • Encouraging positive and masking negative reviews – Lessons from ACCC v Meriton

    Following our report from November last year, The Federal Court has found that Meriton Serviced Apartments (Meriton) engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in circumstances where it adopted a scheme preventing unfavourable reviews for its properties … Continued

  • Encouraging positive and masking negative reviews – Lessons from ACCC v Meriton

    Following our report from November last year, The Federal Court has found that Meriton Serviced Apartments (Meriton) engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in circumstances where it adopted a scheme preventing unfavourable reviews for its properties … Continued