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Allens startup documents get industry support
News 30 Jun 2015

The leading independent voice for Australia's startup community, StartupAUS, has made the Allens Accelerate A-Suite, a collection of 14 essential legal documents created by top-tier Australian law ...

Back to a future for employee share scheme options
Insight 17 Oct 2014

After talks of introducing a special tax regime for employee options in start-ups, the Federal Government has reverted back to the global norm of employee options granted by all companies generally being taxed on exercise ...

Fact sheet: The term sheet decoded
Insight 24 Sep 2015

The term sheet is the key document that determines the basis on which VCs and other investors will invest in your startup This means that its crucial to get the basics right from the outset ...

Ashley Madison - litigation risks exposed
Insight 15 Sep 2015

The recent hacking of website AshleyMadisoncom has exposed the websites parent companies to lawsuits in the US and Canada and has attracted the attention of the Australian Privacy Commissioner ...

Insuring against cyber-risks: a changing landscape
Insight 23 Jul 2015

As cyber-attacks on Australian businesses increase many companies are discovering they are not adequately prepared or insured to handle a cyber-attack ...

Fact sheet: What price to pay for social media in the workplace?
Insight 24 Jun 2015

Theres an assumption that everyone is on social media these days even when theyre at work - and they probably are Many startups embrace social media but as an employer you will need to understand and manage the risks that come with the use of social media in the workplace ...

Fact sheet: Sharing is caring - but it may also be taxable!
Insight 10 Jun 2015

A current trend in our society is our willingness to share whether it be our home office or our time This sharing economy is set to grow and with that growth comes increased ATO scrutiny ...

Your 'Metadata' as Personal Information
Insight 07 May 2015

In a decision published this week the Australian Privacy Commissioner has clarified that metadata may be personal information when an organisation has the capacity and resources to link that information to an individual Partner Michael Pattison Associate Priyanka Nair and Law Graduate Leah Wickman ...

Bankruptcy and insolvency law reforms and the innovation agenda
Insight 03 May 2016

The Federal Government has released a Proposals Paper on possible changes to bankruptcy and insolvency laws that will form part of its broader National Innovation and Science Agenda Reform to bankruptcy and insolvency law has been identified as an area that could contribute to changing the culture ...

United States implements novel sanctions regime to combat cyber threats
Insight 22 Apr 2015

President Barack Obama has issued an Executive Order enabling the US Department of Treasury to implement targeted sanctions against foreign individuals or entities whose cyber-enabled activities result in significant threats to the national security foreign policy economic health or financial ...

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