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The great scheme trade-off

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The great scheme trade-off

As we all know, a defining feature of private equity investment is alignment between the sponsor’s strategic objectives and the managers of the business.

14 December 2020

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Developing Australia’s Space Industry: How can the Government help you?

The Australian space industry is expanding rapidly. From hosting a new NASA deep space communication complex near Canberra, to taking delivery of 4.6 billion-year-old asteroid specimens from...

07 December 2020

The Payment Times Reporting Act 2020

The Payment Times Reporting regime will commence on 1 January 2021, with the two Acts implementing the regime (the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (the Act) and the...

10 November 2020
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Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

To stub or not to stub? ASIC hands down its view

ASIC released a consultation paper in June 2019 regarding the use of stub equity in public to private transactions, essentially looking to clamp down on the types of...

19 October 2020

Major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework coming in 2021: Are we ‘paying’ too much for the national security fortress?

With a large increase in fees proposed in the FIRB reform package, investors will be thinking twice about investing in Australia and when to make their approach to...

02 October 2020

Directions 2020: Responding to crisis; what lies ahead?

In a year like no other, KWM’s Directions team took corporate Australia’s pulse through a COVID-19 focussed survey of directors and senior leaders.

23 September 2020

ACCC inquiry into perishable agricultural products

ACCC commences new inquiry into perishable agricultural products and the dairy code.

04 September 2020

ACCC releases Murray-Darling Basin inquiry interim report

The Federal Government has announced that it will direct the ACCC to conduct a market inquiry into the water markets operating in the MDB.

06 August 2020
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Update Key Takeaways For Government Decision Makers Following The Decision In Brett Cattle

Further to our alert published on 5 June 2020, the Attorney-General issued a statement on 22 July 2020 confirming that the Commonwealth will not be appealing the decision of Rares J of...

24 July 2020
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