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KWM Partner appointed to Takeovers Panel

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Appropriate boundaries for the case management, the effect of whistleblower law reform, the VLRC's inquiry into litigation funding, and the Court's role in assessing litigation funder fees.

24 March 2017

Reform of Australia’s corporate whistleblower laws is a regulatory priority in 2017, potentially leading to greater protections for whistleblowers and open up the possibility of further class actions...

24 March 2017

This article was written by Yanni Goutzamanis, James Russell and Domenic Gatto. On 19 January 2017, the Victorian Government asked the Victorian Law Reform Commission (“VLRC”) to review...

24 March 2017

Two recent first instance decisions have clarified the courts’ role and scope of powers when asked to approve a settlement involving the payment of a commission or other fee to a litigation funder.

24 March 2017

The Australian Federal Court has provided guidance on the appropriate boundaries for the case management of largescale, complex commercial litigation.

24 March 2017

The Report recognises the hazards associated with Major Hazard Facilities and proposes using the ESOs and associated schedules to regulate development in areas surrounding MHFs.

23 March 2017

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KWM M&A Partner Diana Nicholson has been appointed to Australian Government’s Takeovers Panel, for a three year term commencing 23 March 2017.

24 March 2017

KWM has acted on Villa World Limited’s (Villa World) $50 million Series A, Tranche 1 simple corporate bonds offering.

23 March 2017

With cross-border deals making up 80% of surveyed Australian M&A ‘mega deals’ in 2016, international investors see Australia as a favourable place to do business and invest.

21 March 2017

KWM has been recognised as ‘Best Law Firm (revenue > $200M)’ for the second consecutive year at the AFR's Client Choice Awards for 2017.

10 March 2017

KWM has advised G8 Education Limited on its proposed A$212.8 million placement to CFGC Investment Partners International (Australia) Pty Ltd

07 March 2017

KWM was reelected Regional Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year at the IFLR Asia Awards 2017.

03 March 2017

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An overview of the legal, taxation, FIRB and structuring issues, including practical considerations and risk mitigation strategies.

02 January 2017

Practical, expert advice on cyber security for Australia directors and officers written by Australian thought leaders from the public and private sector.

08 November 2016

Issues and challenges facing IoT usage across a wide range of industries including privacy, security, managing risk, technical issues, and legal and regulatory challenges.

28 October 2016

China’s significance in today’s global economy calls for businesses to understand the realities of enforcing a judgment against Chinese-held assets.

26 October 2016

The sixth edition of Crossing Borders, our review of developments in international arbitration, focuses on the enforcement of arbitration awards.

07 October 2016

An increased threat of class actions is the ‘new normal’ for Australian businesses as FY16 saw 35 actions launched. We discuss key trends and consider what’s next in Australia and abroad.

26 August 2016