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Global mining company wins land rich valuation case - Placer Dome Inc v Commissioner of State Revenue

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The Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Western Australia allowed an appeal by Placer Dome Inc in a decision concerning the old land rich provisions in the Stamp Act 1921 (WA).

20 September 2017

We answer frequently asked questions by individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises in Australia facing the prospect of an ATO audit or review.

18 September 2017

A legislative framework for public companies to raise funds by issuing ordinary shares to a large pool of investors without being listed on a stock exchange, using the services of a licensed CSF...

14 September 2017

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KWM advised joint lead arrangers and bookrunners, Goldman Sachs (as left lead) and JPMorgan on a landmark A$350 million Term Loan B facility

18 September 2017

KWM advised Quadrant Private Equity on their recent investments in Fitzpatricks Group and Retirement Victoria.

06 September 2017

KWM advised the owners of Laser Clinics Australia on the sale of the skincare and cosmetic business to funds advised or managed by KKR following a competitive auction process.

04 September 2017

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Opportunities, concerns and issues facing foreign companies investing, operating and sourcing in from China.

01 August 2017

Australia’s merger control regime is contained in the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and is primarily administered by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

20 July 2017

While the new tax rules are aimed at foreign vendors, Australian residents might similarly find themselves caught by the new regime when acquiring certain Australian assets.

10 July 2017


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