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The end of the road for stapled securities in Australian infrastructure?

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An Australian Government consultation paper signals a potentially dramatic change to the income tax treatment of stapled structures with wide ramifications for the infrastructure sector.

28 March 2017

My Health Record is intended to provide a secure online summary of a patient’s health information. What are the challenges and opportunities that MyHR will face?

28 March 2017

Is data or electronic information considered “tangible property” (and therefore insured property)? This poses an important question for insurers and policyholders alike.

27 March 2017

'Lifting the fear and suppressing the greed: Penalties for white-collar crime and corporate and financial misconduct in Australia' contains 4 key recommendations for civil penalties and ASIC's powers.

27 March 2017

Most trusts investing in real estate are “managed investment schemes” (MIS) under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Find out more about the registration, regulation and changes to schemes.

26 March 2017

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

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KWM recently celebrated the ten recipients of its 2016 Aspire Awards, a national scholarship program designed to help young Australians pursue their tertiary ambitions.

28 March 2017

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

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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