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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  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. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

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When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … Continued

Reading Room

  • Increased SRO compliance activity for nominations

    We are aware of an increase in compliance activity being undertaken by the State Revenue Office (SRO) in relation to investigating the potential application of the sub-sale provisions to nominations and land sale contracts. The … Continued

  • Australia’s Mandatory Data Breach Notification Laws

    The new Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme commenced on 22 February 2018. The NDB scheme is contained in Part IIIC of the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act).  The Privacy Act also contains the … Continued

  • SMSF’s and cryptocurrency: how NALI is borrowing for Bitcoin?

    Although they are highly speculative, cryptocurrencies have experienced a surge in popularity amongst investors. With investors seeking out ways to get their hands on Bitcoin, Ripple and other cryptocurrencies – whether they can be accessed … Continued

  • What is your trust’s vesting date and why should you know it?

    Missing the vesting date of your trust can have serious tax and trust law implications – it is not a date to be overlooked. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) recently released a draft tax ruling … Continued

  • GST withholding regime – changes for property transactions

    The Exposure Draft for the GST withholding regime for property transactions has been released. This withholding regime was announced as part of this year’s Federal Budget and is targeted at increasing GST compliance for property … Continued

  • ‘Shifting the dial’ in the energy sector: A role for regulatory reform and stewardship

    In August 2017, the Productivity Commission (Commission) issued its five-year productivity review entitled ‘Shifting the Dial’ (Report). The Report, which enquires into Australia’s productivity performance and includes recommendations on productivity-enhancing reforms, is the first in … Continued

  • ACCC launches first B2B unfair contract terms action

    On 6 September 2017, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against one of Australia’s largest privately-owned waste management companies, JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. This case is … Continued

  • Making decisions about cyber insurance

    Now is a good time to be considering, or reconsidering, cyber insurance. The Australian cyber insurance market is in its infancy, compared with the United States. A significant driver of the market in the United States … Continued

  • Gearing up for equity crowd-funding

    Since our last update, proposed crowd-funding legislation has been passed, creating a new regulatory regime for public companies to obtain equity-based crowd-sourced funding. The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (Cth) (2017 Act), will commence … Continued

  • It is time to consider your organisation’s document retention and destruction requirements

    The new financial year has arrived and it seems timely to remind you of the legislation that goes along with a ‘cleaning out’ of the archives. Before you press delete or shred that document, be … Continued