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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

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Maddocks advises one of the world’s largest duty free companies on Australian market entry January 23, 2019

Law firm Maddocks has advised global duty free company Lotte Duty Free Singapore Pte Ltd, on the aquisition of Australian duty free company JR Duty Free. Under the deal, Lotte Duty Free aquired 100% of … Continued

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Bully no more – Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction to hear Council anti-bullying application confirmed January 31, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed a Victorian local council is a ‘constitutionally-covered business’ and thus falls within the stop bullying jurisdiction of the Commission. The decision will have implications for larger Victorian councils regarding … Continued

Reading Room

  • FIRB – Change in investment threshold for Singaporeans

    Background Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval may be required for investments by foreigners in Australia above certain thresholds. These depend on the type of investments and who the foreign investor is. Certain agreement country investors that have … Continued

  • It’s June, and trust income distribution time

    So, it’s June again and time to start thinking about making valid distributions of trust income by 30 June 2017. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is again reminding the tax and accounting community it expects … Continued

  • Tough love on Valentine’s Day for OTC derivatives dealers – New client money rules

    Valentine’s Day saw Australia’s House of Representatives pass a Bill which will materially restrict how dealers in OTC derivatives use money deposited with them by their retail clients. The Bill is currently before the Senate. The … Continued

  • ASIC releases its Strategic Outlook 2014-15

    On 20 October 2014 ASIC published its Strategic Outlook for 2014-15 (Outlook). The Outlook describes the trends shaping ASIC’s regulatory focus over the next 12 months, provides examples of its intended responses to key risks … Continued

  • Changes to insurance providers by SMSFs

    On 30 June 2014, the Super System Review Panel delivered its final report to the Government which suggested a number of changes impacting self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). On 1 July 2014, one of the last … Continued

  • Wholesale and retail investors and SMSFs – ASIC revises its stance

    ASIC has recently clarified its approach on the application of the wholesale investor test to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs). ASIC’s announcement resolves some uncertainty around how the wholesale investor test will be applied where financial … Continued