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Shareholder meetings in the time of COVID-19: An update

Practical tips for modern workplace surveillance

This article was written by John Swinson, Rebecca Slater and Linus Schibler. Thanks to Patrick Gunning, Michael Swinson and Jamie Wells for their contributions.Workplace surveillance, in various forms,...

03 April 2020

Pulling the trigger to terminate your bid? Make sure you have all the right ammunition

A common question circling amongst targets and the wider business community is exactly what are the short, medium- and long-term impacts of COVID-19?

02 April 2020

Australian Investment Funds – Monitoring COVID-19 Impacts

As COVID-19 evolves it will have a significant impact on investment funds and their trustees and managers, both directly and indirectly through the broader market, people and economic...

01 April 2020

Addressing foreign influence – Draft ATO ruling on the limited tax exemptions for foreign pension funds and sovereign entities

On 4 December 2019, the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) released a draft law companion ruling, LCR 2019/D4 (“Draft Ruling”), which clarifies his view on the “influence” test under...

10 December 2019

Smart derivatives contracts: From concept to construction

King & Wood Mallesons and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. have published a new whitepaper that sets out practical steps for developing smart derivatives contracts.

04 October 2018
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Deed of Company Arrangement: A flexible recapitalisation tool

This article was written by Gavin Rakoczy.Administration and deeds of company arrangement have continued to have significant influence on major restructurings in the Australian market.  In larger restructurings,...

03 October 2018

Funds FOMO: I’ll have what she’s having!

Negotiating a deal that you and your investment committee are happy with is no longer enough for many private fund investors. Instead, Fear of Missing Out is a...

24 September 2018
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The Aussie Term Loan B vs Unitranche / other leveraged finance products

The Australasian leveraged loan market has been shaken up by competing products in the form of the unitranche facilities and the Aussie Term Loan B or TLB.

19 July 2018

Incentives for investment in Australian innovation: investment sector focus of VCLPs and ESVCLPs

VCLP and ESVCLP funds target investment largely in Technology and Healthcare sectors.

30 January 2017

Three tax changes which may significantly impact private equity investment into Australia

The new collective investment vehicle (CIV) regime, the foreign resident withholding tax regime and a recent Federal Court decision (Millar) can significantly change PE investment into Australia.

25 August 2016

ASIC and ASX’s proposed new financial information requirements for prospectuses and listing

ASIC and ASX have coordinated a release of two consultation papers relating to the provision of historic financial information in prospectuses.

18 May 2016

Bullseye: M&A Deal Trends - What private equity is doing differently

Trends in private M&A: recent developments and areas in which private equity sponsors are significantly diverging from the broader M&A market.

07 April 2016

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