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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

Latest News

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

  • Trends and issues in retail mixed-use development

    In recent years, we have seen a number of clear trends in mixed-used property development: international influences, including acceptance of apartment living, international participants in the property development industry, international buyers and international marketing strategies/channels … Continued

  • Are you PEXA ready?

    The conveyancing industry is about to get another major shake-up as Land Use Victoria (LUV) transitions to 100% digital lodgements on PEXA. This may have substantial consequences for developers who are coming towards the income … Continued

  • Why improving housing affordability matters

    John Daley has been Chief Executive of the Grattan Institute since it was founded nine years ago. He has published extensively on housing affordability, and recently co-authored a report ‘Housing affordability – re-imagining the Australian … Continued

  • This is only the beginning – the combustible cladding issue

    The combustible cladding issue has been one at the forefront of the minds of developers, builders, architects and building surveyors since the Lacrosse fire in the Docklands in 2014. That fire joins the unfortunate list … Continued

  • 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

  • A warning for agents – how to avoid underquoting

    Consumer Affairs Victoria (CAV) commenced proceedings in the Federal Court last week against real estate agency Hoskins Maroondah (Hoskins) and its director, alleging, among other things, that Hoskins underquoted on the sale of 26 properties … Continued

  • 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

  • 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

  • Shared housing or shared dwelling?

    In March 2017, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal), constituted by H. McM. Wright QC, directed a council to issue a certificate stating that the use and development of land (as described and identified in … Continued