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Rising from the ashes - Treasury seeks input on combating illegal phoenix activity
Insight 06 Oct 2017

Keeping up the momentum from the recent passing of its insolvent trading safe harbour and ipso facto legislation the Federal Treasury has released a consultation paper containing a package of reforms to deter and disrupt illegal phoenix activity Partner Alf Pappalardo and Lawyer Belinda Hennessy ...

A class divide? The Boart Longyear creditors' scheme
Insight 29 May 2017

The NSW Court of Appeal has considered whether different groups of secured creditors should be placed into separate classes for the purposes of voting on a proposed creditors scheme of arrangement Partners Christopher Prestwich and Tom Highnam report ...

Amendments to PPS lease law - what you need to know
Insight 22 May 2017

This Insight considers the effect of amendments to the Personal Property Securities regime, which are designed to reduce the PPSAs impact on the equipment hiring industry. ...

Ipso facto clauses, safe harbour for directors - our comments on the draft exposure legislation
Insight 10 Apr 2017

The Federal Government has released draft exposure legislation designed to facilitate company reconstructions Senior Finance Counsel Diccon Loxton Senior Associate Alicia Salvo and Associate Frances Navarro-Towan discuss some of the implications and issues ...

A step closer to industry funding of ASIC
Insight 07 Apr 2017

Last week the Federal Government moved another step closer to implementing an industry funding model for the recovery of ASICs costs by introducing the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2017 as well as two related Bills into Parliament These Bills implement the recommendations of the ...

Is hourly billing for liquidators back?
Insight 21 Mar 2017

The NSW Court of Appeal has recently considered the basis on which liquidators reasonable remuneration should be determined Partner Chris Prestwich Senior Associate Przemek Kucharski and Lawyer Kane Kersaitis report on the decision in Sanderson as Liquidator of Sakr Nominees Pty Ltd in liquidation v ...

Forge-ing ahead - the treatment of fixtures under the PPSA
Insight 21 Feb 2017

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 Cth fixtures are to be understood in the same way as at general law and the same common law test applies to determining whether goods affixed to land have become fixtures ie part of the land In unanimously ...

Take care! Court confirms the devil in the details for PPSA registrations
Insight 10 Feb 2017

In a recent case a leasing company lost 23 million worth of leased equipment because it had registered the lease against the lessee companys ABN rather than its ACN - involving just two extra digits The equipment vested in the lessee company when it went into voluntary administration The court ...

Trends over the past year in the Australian projects and infrastructure sectors
Insight 08 Feb 2017

A substantial pipeline of both private and public infrastructure projects has attracted a variety of local and offshore project finance providers wishing to gain exposure to returns from these attractive Australian investment opportunities Allens Partners Nick Adkins Scott McCoy and Rob Watt look at ...

Finally - a class action regime for Queensland
Insight 17 Aug 2016

Class actions in Queensland are one step closer with the introduction of proposed new legislation into the Queensland Parliament Partner Michael Ilott Special Counsel Robyn Morrison and Senior Associate Suzie Fraser report ...