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Unfair Treatment of Shareholders addressed by Winding up Order

The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) is important in governing and regulating corporate conduct. Section 461 provides a mechanism for addressing situations...more

Amendments to Unfair Contract Term Legislation

The Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Cth) (“Amendment Act”) has introduced significant changes to ...more

Avoiding Unpaid Invoices in Business

Introduction Effective debt management is essential for any business to succeed.  One of the most common problems businesses face is outstanding ...more

Navigating Business Contracts: What you need to Know.

Contracts are a fundamental part of conducting business. They are legally binding agreements that govern and regulate the terms and conditions of a ...more

What Employers Need to Know about Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Laws

In recent years, it has become increasingly understood that diversity and inclusion are essential components of a successful workplace. In Australia, ...more

Top 5 Legal Considerations for Starting a Business

Starting a business is an exciting and rewarding journey. However, it also comes with its own set of risks and challenges, including navigating the ...more

BSM’s Success in Franchise Dispute

This article is based on an actual case conducted by the lawyers at Brander Smith McKnight and provides a brief example of some of the processes used ...more

Major changes to unfair contract terms

Overview Recent amendments to the unfair contract regime means significant changes and higher penalties could impact your business. There are greater ...more

Recent Resignation Requirements for Directors

Overview Directors of companies need to comply with recent resignation requirements under the Corporation Act 2001 (Cth).  Compliance with these ...more

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Holding Companies in Australia

There are a plethora of ways to structure a business in Australia including companies, sole proprietors, partnerships and trusts.  However, it may be...more

High Court Broadens Mandatory Examination Powers

Overview Section 596A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) allows “eligible applicants” to apply to have an officer  of a company in ...more

Director Identification Requirements

As a result of recent legislation, directors are now legally required to have a director ID.  All directors of a company, registered Australian body,...more

Illegal Phoenix Activity

What is Illegal Phoenix Activity? Illegal phoenix activity is when an existing company transfers its current business and assets to a new company to ...more

ASIC Investigations

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is the Federal body responsible for the regulation of Australia’s companies and ...more

Joint Ventures in Business

A joint venture is a business arrangement where a group of individuals and or businesses agree to cooperate to complete a task or project they can ...more

Directors Duties

A director is an officer of a company that has responsibilities, powers, and legal obligations in relation to the management of the company; a company...more

Restraint of Trade Clauses

What is a Restraint of Trade Clause? Employment contracts may include restraint of trade clauses.  These clauses can prevent or restrict employees ...more