Articles matching Business Law


Are director’s guarantees binding if signed with an electronic signature?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

Directors are often required to provide a personal guarantee as security for a company’s credit account with a supplier.

Injunctions- How to Obtain One

Filed under: Contract Law, Corporate, Commercial Law, Business Law, Contracts and Agreements

Getting an injunction is more difficult, risky and expensive than most people think. It is not just a matter of telling your lawyer to “get an urgent...

Statutory Demands – How To Issue And Set Aside

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

A statutory demand is a formal demand made by a creditor under the Corporations Act 2001 to recover a debt owed by a company.

December 2016 Quarter CPI Figures Released

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

The Australian Bureau of Statistics released the Consumer Price Index figures for the December 2016 quarter today (for the period 1 October 2016 to 31...

Business Succession and Sale

Filed under: Business Law, Company Law

The peculiarities of our laws present major challenges to owners of small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) wanting to sell them. Can profitable exits...

Spotlight on ABN entitlement

Filed under: Superannuation, Commercial Law, Business Law

The ATO recently announced it will review the entitlement of recently issued ABNs. The Australian Business Register (ABR) receives a high number of ABN...

Better together: Reform to WA’s Limited Partnerships regime

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

On 29 November 2016, the Limited Partnerships Act 2016 (WA) (Act) received Royal Assent. The Act repeals and replaces the Limited Partnerships Act 1909...

Has Your Performance Bond/ Bank Guarantee Been Issued Correctly?

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

In this recent High Court case the ANZ bank refused to pay performance bonds (also known as bank guarantees) it had issued at the request of a builder,...

The return of equity crowdfunding: A small step in the right direction

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

On 24 November 2016, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (CSF Bill) was introduced into Parliament. The CSF Bill seeks to establish...

ASX Listing Changes: The jury is in and everyone is a winner!

Filed under: Commercial Law, Business Law

It might seem like eons ago that ASX announced its intention to tighten the requirements for new listings on ASX – because it was. As reported in our...

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