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Crackdown on the sale of electricity assets to foreign investors – FIRB conditions to be imposed.

On 1 February 2018 the Federal Government announced that all future applications for the purchase of electricity assets by foreign investors will be closely monitored and attract conditions. Crackdown on…

Finlaysons announce the appointment of Olympic cyclist, Annette (Nettie) Edmondson, as the Women in Business Ambassador for 2018

Finlaysons is widely recognised and respected for their active Women in Business program, paving new ground when it was launched in Adelaide in 1997, to provide an inspiring forum to…

South Australian Liquor Licensing reform – initial amendments

SA liquor licensing law reform On 2 November 2017, the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Bill passed in the Legislative Council, and the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Act 2017…

Finlaysons advises Nexif Energy on the development of Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia

Finlaysons, together with Herbert Smith Freehills, has advised Nexif Energy on the development of the $300 million first stage of the Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia. Nexif Energy…

National Energy Guarantee – what will it mean?

The NEG The NEG was proposed to the Australian Government by the Energy Security Board (ESB) which was established based on Finkel’s recommendation. The NEG reportedly aims to provide a…

Crowd-Sourced Funding extended to Proprietary Companies

Background On 14 September 2017, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (the Bill), was introduced and read in parliament for the first time. The Bill follows…

WET REFORMS NOW ENACTED – TOP FIVE ISSUES WITH REFORMS

Summary New eligibility criteria for claiming producer rebates and new quoting/WET credit rules will apply to the 2018 vintage. New 85% ownership requirement will apply to 2017 and earlier vintages…

Protected: WINE ROADSHOW WET PRESENTATION

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Insolvency Update – Trust Assets in Liquidation & Corporations Act Reform

Insolvency practitioners should be aware of the judgment in Re Amerind [2017] VSC 127, which may require liquidators to revisit the basis on which creditors’ claims have been dealt with…

Wine Road Show – Postscript

Fortified wines in process of being manufactured prior to 1 January 2018 Given the breadth and complexity of issues involved with the WET reforms, combined with the very limited allotment…

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