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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

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