Asia Pacific

Seven Hall & Wilcox Partners partners named finalists for 2019 Partner of the Year Awards

Hall & Wilcox is pleased to have seven partners named finalists in the Lawyers Weekly 2019 Partner of the Year Awards.

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Early stage innovation tax incentives for sports technology and esports

Sports technology and esports are innovative and rapidly growing industries that have spawned many new business ventures, the investors in which may be eligible for certain tax concessions under the Federal Government’s early stage innovation company (ESIC) scheme.

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Changes to warranty documentation requirements – are you ready?

Warranties against defects

Suppliers or manufacturers of goods or services may wish to provide promises to consumers about what they will do in the event that there is a defect in the relevant good or service, such as repairing or replacing the good, providing the service again or compensating the consumer.

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Hall & Wilcox advises Compass and Hume on largest social bond issuance in Australia

Leading Australian law firm Hall & Wilcox has separately advised Compass Housing Services and Hume Community Housing Association on the first round of the National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation (NHFIC) loans.

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Employer able to recover stolen funds from employee despite settlement agreement

In a recent decision1, the Queensland Court of Appeal upheld a decision that a deed of release, drafted in general terms to release the employee from all claims arising from her employment, did not extend to conduct the employer was unaware of at the time of execution.

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Financial Services in Focus – Issue 22

Funds and financial products

Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Powers legislation passes Senate

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Unemployment no automatic entitlement to weekly payments

The District Court has recently dismissed a worker’s appeal against a finding that he was not entitled to weekly payments on the basis of total incapacity for a period after he was made redundant until he obtained new employment and thereafter for a residual partial incapacity.

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2019 Federal Budget insight

With a forecast surplus for 2019-20, the first time in over a decade, of $7.1 billion, Josh Frydenberg’s 2019 Budget is a not too subtle election budget. Surplus is forecast into the future with government debt eliminated by 2029-30.

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Planning permits now required in Victoria for new power lines and sub-stations

From 15 March 2019, power companies and authorities will need planning approval to build new power lines and electrical sub-stations connecting large-scale electricity generation facilities to the Victorian energy network.

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Federal Budget: our initial thoughts

Partners Anthony Bradica and Harry New share their initial thoughts about tonight’s Federal Budget.

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