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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

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Making a difference: Maddocks senior associate wins Australian Young Lawyer of the Year October 22, 2018

Monday 22 October 2018 Maddocks senior associate Tamsin Webster has been awarded the 2018 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year by the Law Council of Australia. Tamsin, a member of the firm’s Employment, Safety and … Continued

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Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) expands scope for challenges to Commonwealth procurement decisions October 18, 2018

On 18 October 2018, the Senate passed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) without amendment. The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 October 2018. The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) … 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