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Hamersley v Forge: the limitations of set-off rights in a liquidation scenario

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The Hamersley v Forge case confirms that in a liquidation a security interest created under the PPSA will render worthless any set-off rights that account debtors may have had against the transferor.

27 June 2017

Five key takeaways for the good and agribusiness sector from the Agri Investor Australia Forum including foreign and strategic investment insights.

27 June 2017

A FWC decision highlights employers' obligations to employees with a mental illness, finding an employer failed to provide due process to an incapacitated employee after misconstruing his extended...

21 June 2017

FWC overturns decision of first instance which held that the dispute resolution clause of an enterprise agreement permitted the FWC to arbitrate a dispute, even though the parties had not each...

21 June 2017

FWC awards compensation to employee who was unfairly dismissed after making a "crude and immature" Facebook post suggesting a female colleague provided sexual favours to their boss.

21 June 2017

Unfair dismissal claim by employee who was subject only to ‘informal’ performance management steps refused, signifying a substance over form approach to managing underperformance.

21 June 2017

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Three KWM solicitors have been recognised in the 2017 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30, as testament to the true impact the firm’s young lawyers are already making on the business of law.

26 June 2017

KWM has advised one of Australia’s largest listed residential land developers, Peet Limited, on its offering of ‘simple corporate bonds’, with the group seeking to raise $50 million.

26 June 2017

KWM is acting for Dexus in relation to its A$500 million institutional placement.

23 June 2017

KWM has advised Charter Hall's Prime Office Fund and Direct Office Fund on the transaction for consideration of a planned A-grade office tower in Parramatta for $229 million.

07 June 2017

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) was recognised with two awards at the 2017 Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards in Hong Kong

05 June 2017

KWM represented Gene Gibson, an indigenous Pintupi man, on a landmark pro-bono case in Western Australia that saw his conviction for manslaughter unanimously overturned

01 June 2017

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