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Corporate & Commercial| 23 Feb 2022
The current financial assistance regime in the Corporations Act, despite all good intentions, rests on a law which has failed to connect with its main policy objectives.
Mergers & Acquisitions| 29 Oct 2020
In Australia, warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurance has become increasingly popular in the context of private M&A transactions. Typically, the buyer takes out a W&I Insurance policy (W&I Policy) to protect against financial loss arising from ...
Corporate & Commercial| 19 Aug 2020
Earn-outs have been hammered by the pandemic. Sellers have found themselves permanently and irrecoverably separated from growth benefits they agreed to share with buyers. What can be done to address the real potential for inequity that flows from this?
Corporate & Commercial| 02 Jul 2020
Under recent changes to the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 (NSW) (WHS Act), directors and officers cannot be insured or indemnified for penalties for WorkSafe breaches. Our Insurance and Corporate teams discuss the implications of these changes for directors and officers (...
Corporate & Commercial| 25 Jul 2019
Vague, incomplete and ambiguous valuation clauses in shareholders agreements are traps for the unwary and create unintended consequences.