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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Corporate Governance Issues

The Australian Government’s social distancing policies, in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), are creating a host of issues and implications for the corporate governance…

Use of Electronic Settlements During COVID-19 Outbreak

Finlaysons is registered to lodge documents electronically through PEXA. In line with the advice of the Office of the Registrar-General and Finlaysons Business Continuity Plan, as of Monday 23 March…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Force Majeure Clause Answers for the Wine Industry

You can generally only invoke a “force majeure” clause to relieve you from your obligation to perform under a contract if performance is impossible.Effect of Force Majeure Clauses Force majeure…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Policy in Place with Respect to Wills, Estates & Succession Planning

Update: office policy in place in response to COVID-19. Our ability to still assist in the preparation of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives (Advance Personal Plans…

Succession Planning: How to Bring Non-Family Members into the Business

How to involve non-family members in the business, as employees, managers, or within executive or non-executive board roles.Within the vast majority of family businesses, managerial and strategic decisions are made…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Workplace Update & Guidance for Employers

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rapidly escalate across the globe, employers are becoming progressively mindful of the effects the pandemic will have upon their statutory employment obligations. In particular,…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Insurance Contract Obligations I Must Consider

On 12 March 2020 the Insurance Council of Australia declared the Coronavirus outbreak an “insurance catastrophe”.It has established a national task-force which will collate data from insurers in order to…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Force Majeure Clauses in Contracts

With the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the potential impact of force majeure clauses in contracts has come under increased scrutiny.What is a Force Majeure Clause? Force majeure clauses seek to…

Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Legal Overview

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) officially declared Coronavirus (COVID-19) a “pandemic”. The WHO defines a pandemic as “the worldwide spread of a new disease”. The onset…

SA Land Tax: Minor Interests – Major Problems!

Under the new land tax laws passed late last year, landowners’ interests will be aggregated across both joint and individual ownerships. Minority ownership interests in properties will not therefore prevent…

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