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A mere administrative step or an effective recovery mechanism?

Section 139ZQ Notices: A mere administrative step or an effective recovery mechanism? The Facts William Stephen Vlahos (Bankrupt) was declared bankrupt on 16 December 2013 by way of sequestration order and Mr Phillip Newman was appointed as his trustee. In administering the estate, Mr Newman determined the Bankrupt made 2 transactions which were voidable against […]

COVID Implications & Updates for Insolvency Practitioners

Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID19, we thought the attached fact sheet may be of particular interest to insolvency practitioners.

Important Notice – Possible Email Scam Alert

Today (19 February 2020) we have been made aware of a concerted phishing attack which was carried out late last night and impacted RBG Lawyers, among other organisations.

Company Enforcing its Own Constitution: It’s Not That Simple

The Facts The appellants, two companies, adopted a constitution in 2003 which provided that if a shareholder wished to sell their shares, they must sell them to the remaining shareholders in proportion to the remaining shareholders’ current shareholding (the Pre-emptive Right). In 2009, a shareholder agreed to sell all their shares to another shareholder to […]

The end of anti-competitive licence exceptions for Intellectual Property owners

Intellectual Property (IP) owners are ordinarily allowed to licence their IP on the terms they consider appropriate. The repeal of section 51(3) of the CCA means that those owners must now ensure that the terms of those licences do not infringe the other provisions of Part IV of the CCA. Previous State of the Law Prior […]

Australia’s New Encryption Laws: Industry Impacts

The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (the Bill) was enacted into Australian law on 8 December 2018. The Bill inserted a new Part 15 into the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth) (the Act). Purpose of the Law The new law provides Australian State, Territory and Federal law enforcement agencies the power […]