Articles in Corporate

Blowing the whistle: New Commonwealth laws provide additional protections for Australian whistleblowers

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A significant part of the community pressure that led to the Federal Government establishing the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (Banking Royal Commission), after initially opposing it, came from whistleblowers. This, combined with the fact that the Banking Royal Commission uncovered many instances of conduct that that did not meet community expectations, has Read More

WHAT U.S. COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FOREIGN ARBITRATION AWARDS BEFORE PARTNERING WITH A FOREIGN COMPANY

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As U.S. companies increasingly do business with foreign companies, many are discovering that their operations could be put at significant financial risk based on an arbitration conducted in a foreign country. Whatever familiarity an in-house general counsel may have with conducting corporate litigation in U.S. courts, they may not be prepared for the fact that an arbitration award against them Read More

Tourism boom: Key things to consider when acquiring or building a hotel in Australia

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International tourism is growing faster than most other industry sectors in Australia. In the 12 months to last December, tourism brought in a record $41.3 billion. In the state of Queensland, with its cosmopolitan cities, beautiful beaches, tropical islands, rugged outback locations, friendly country towns and five international airports located in Brisbane, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Townsville, there Read More

Holding Redlich: 2018 year in review – the top issues and where to next

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As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019. We examine the key issues in: Competition & Consumer: A review of the ACCC's actions this year in relation to its 2018 enforcement priorities Construction & Infrastructure: A year of Read More

The Continued Evolution of the NVCA Documents

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Earlier this year, the National Venture Capital Association published the first major release of its model form venture capital documents since March, 2014. The new release of the documents was the culmination of a large group undertaking that included participation from many law firm and in-house venture capital lawyers from across the country. The more significant changes include the following: Read More

5 Important Changes to North Carolina Business Corporations Law

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Some major changes to the North Carolina Business Corporation Act (the “Corporations Law”) took effect on October 1 of this year. These changes touch many aspects of the Corporations Law, from providing a statutory method to ratify defective corporate actions to rewriting provisions covering director and officer liability. Some of these changes were the result of corresponding changes to the Model Read More

Employee Ownership is a great boost for business and fully backed by Scottish Government

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This article on employee ownership by Douglas Roberts from our Corporate and Commercial team was featured in the Scotsman on Monday 1 October. Employee ownership offers great solutions for business owners looking to improve performance or plan for the future. The Scottish Government is doing the right thing by backing it, writes Douglas Roberts The Scottish Government recently announced a Read More

Company Liquidation in Dubai

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Following the growing trend of companies participating in acquisitions and corporate restructurings, the rigorous procedure resulting from liquidation becomes incumbent to fully understand before a company’s directors and shareholders propose to walk through this route. Introducing Liquidation Liquidation is a process of winding up the affairs of a company. It can be done either voluntarily by the company for the Read More

Enforceable restrictions following sales of Australian businesses to overseas investors

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We are seeing a lot more activity from overseas companies and investors who are buying or investing in privately owned Australian businesses. Background Australia has a relatively safe economic and regulatory environment for overseas buyers and investors. In many instances, our laws are not significantly different from those of other common law countries. We do have some competition and foreign Read More

FAQs About Equity Compensation

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Here are ten common questions I receive from clients about issuing equity (stock or options) to service providers (advisors/directors/officers/employees/consultants): What’s the difference between options and stock? An option is a contractual right to purchase a certain number of shares of stock (typically common stock) at a pre-agreed price (the exercise or strike price). If someone receives shares of stock, then Read More