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When is a trust a commercial necessity?
Insight 10 Mar 2015

The High Court has held that the proceeds of a forestry investment scheme were not held on trust for the investors by the operators of the scheme. ...

Distressed debt M&A - share transfers without a scheme
Insight 17 Feb 2015

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has given further guidance on the scope of its power to grant leave to a deed administrator to compulsorily transfer the shares of a company The decision in the matter of Nexus Energy Ltd subject to deed of company arrangement 2014 NSWSC 1910 confirms that this ...

Vietnam Legal Update: New Law on Bankruptcy to take effect in January
Insight 22 Dec 2014

Vietnams new Law on Bankruptcy will take effect from 1 January 2015 bringing in a number of changes including a new definition of bankruptcy Partner Robert Fish and Junior Associates Giang Quang Nguyen and Linh Nguyen look at the most significant features of the new law and note what will differ ...

Insolvency Law Reform Bill - harmonisation not radical reform
Insight 27 Nov 2014

The Federal Government has released its package of reforms to Australias personal and corporate insolvency laws Included is a draft Bill that proposes to streamline the regulatory framework applying to insolvency practitioners with the aim of increasing efficiency in external administrations and ...

Federal Court rules liquidator needn't account for tax on sale of assets
Insight 21 Oct 2014

The Full Federal Court has held that a liquidator has no obligation to retain monies on account of tax until a notice of assessment has been issued While the decision is a win for taxpayers and creditors of insolvent entities it remains to be seen how the Commissioner of Taxation will respond ...

High Court confirms liquidator has first pick of the fruits of litigation
Insight 13 May 2014

The High Court recently considered the competing entitlements of a liquidator and a secured creditor to the proceeds of a claim brought by the liquidator which was against the secured creditors interests Partner Chris Prestwich and Law Graduate Kaelah Ford report on the High Courts decision that the ...

The end of the PPSA transitional period - what happens now?
Insight 24 Jan 2014

With the end of the transitional period under the personal property securities legislation fast approaching those entities that rely upon having interests in property held by others must act now to ensure those interests are properly registered even where they are transitional so there is no loss of ...