Publications

Date Title Author Practice Area
04 Aug 2017

Changes to Conveyancing Legislation

On 1 September 2017 the Conveyancing (Sale of Land) Regulation 2017 (Regulation) will come into effect. The Regulation repeals and replaces the C...

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Roger Mattar Banking, Finance & Property
19 Jul 2017

Security of payment for construction contracts - what you need to know about legislative changes

On 1 May 2015, significant changes were brought about regarding the treatment of the security of payment for construction contracts.

The Building and Construction...

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Roger Mattar Banking, Finance & Property
19 Jul 2017

Boxing at Shadows? APRA's proposed powers to regulate (and collect more information on) lending activities of Non-ADIs

Banking Regulatory Update

On Monday 17 July 2017, the Commonwealth government released "The Treasury Laws Amendment (Non-ADI Lender Rules) Bill 2017" for an...

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Matthew Wilson Banking, Finance & Property
28 Jun 2017

Crossing the line in cross border finance arrangements – what you need to know post Chevron decision

On 21 April 2017 the Full Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in what has been described as the most significant tax case ever litigated in Australia: ...

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Andrea Wookey Banking, Finance & Property
28 Jun 2017

Case Summary: National Australia Bank Ltd v John Albert Rose [2016] VSCA 169

In case you missed it, almost a year ago now the Victorian Supreme Court provided some important guidance to banks and bankers about the importance of their duties to...

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Andrea Wookey Banking, Finance & Property
26 Jun 2017

Supreme Court rejects duress argument made following mediation

Summary

St.George and Ian Craig Press engaged in a mediation. At the conclusion of the mediation, a settlement deed was executed by the parties.

Unbeknownst to...

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Dispute Resolution & Insolvency
17 May 2017

Film offset regime unchanged despite industry lobbying

Despite some intensive lobbying from industry and the Queensland State Government, this year's Budget left the Australian Screen Production Incentive (more commonly known as...

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Banking, Finance & Property
12 Apr 2017

Multi-lender Financing in the Middle

SNAPSHOT

Multi-lender financing, at its simplest, is an arrangement where two or more lenders agree to meet the financing...

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Banking, Finance & Property
11 Apr 2017

The Prudent Solicitor and Power of Attorney

In the case of Yaktine v Perpetual Trustees Victoria Ltd [2004] NSWSC 1078, the NSW Supreme Court considered the duties of solicitors when dealing with power of...

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Roger Mattar Property
16 Mar 2017

Retail Leases Changes: For better or worse?

The Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 ('Bill') passed without amendment through the Legislative Council. It is now awaiting Royal Assent and will come into force...

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Roger Mattar Property
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