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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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Flying high: Maddocks acts on sale of private pilot training school to private equity July 6, 2018

Friday 6 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. … Continued

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Choose your opinions wisely: The Fair Work Commission clarifies approach to conflicting medical reports July 16, 2018

In CSL Limited T/A CSL Behring v Papaioannou [2018] FWCFB 1005 a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) clarified that it will make an independent assessment of medical evidence when considering capacity for … 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

  • Agile methodology – agility with control

    Agile methodology is now extensively used in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects involving a design or development component. It comprises terminology and processes that are different from those used in a traditional contract, which … Continued

  • Can directors’ conflicts of interest be ignored if a company is performing well?

    Conflicts of interest of company directors are generally regarded as inconsistent with good corporate governance. They leave the company and the directors exposed to claims of breach of duty and oppression of shareholders. In the … Continued

  • DTA: Report of the ICT Procurement Taskforce

    The Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, has released the Report of the ICT Procurement Taskforce (the report). The report makes a range of diverse recommendations including developing ICT … Continued

  • How will the new unfair contract terms regime affect Victorian councils?

    On 12 November 2016, the Australian Consumer Law (ACL)’s unfair contract terms regime began applying to ‘small business contracts’. This change has the potential to impact local government as it gives ‘small businesses’ the ability … Continued

  • Charging default interest – contractual obligation or a penalty?

    The recent New South Wales District Court decision of Sayde Developments Pty Limited v Arab Bank Australia Limited provides a timely reminder of the importance of careful drafting for lenders who seek to charge their clients default … Continued

  • FIRB Reform Bill passed

    The Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (FATA Bill) (which is a rewrite of the current Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth) (FATA)) passed through the Commonwealth Parliament on 23 November 2015. … Continued

  • English Court roasts local Council over flawed tender evaluation – Part 2

    In July, we published an article on a case in the English Technology and Construction Court1 regarding a legal challenge to a tender evaluation process conducted by the Milton Keynes Council (Council). The Court found … Continued

  • The new Powers of Attorney in Victoria

    On 1 September 2015, the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Vic) came into effect, changing the way Victorians create and execute Enduring Power of Attorney documents. The president of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, … Continued

  • Change of SMSF trustee: practical tips for limited recourse borrowing arrangements

    If there is a change of trustee of an SMSF, then the arrangements for the handover must take into account any limited recourse borrowing arrangement which is in place (LRBA). The outgoing and incoming trustees … Continued