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Commercial Law Accredited Specialisation
Commercial Law Accredited Specialisation

 LIV 03 Dec 2019

The LIV branded Business Law Accredited Specialisation is being changed to Commercial Law Accredited Specialisation as of 1 January 2020...

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Ombudsman, ACCC call for unfair contract penalties
Ombudsman, ACCC call for unfair contract penalties

 Karin Derkley 10 Sep 2019

Unfair contracts should be made illegal and attract strong penalties, an LIV hosted forum on how regulators can help small businesses has heard...

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New Estate Agents (General, Accounts and Audit) Regulations
New Estate Agents (General, Accounts and Audit) Regulations

 LIV Commercial Law Section CommercialLawSection@liv.asn.au 07 Jun 2018

The new Regulations came into operation on 20 May 2018 and include changes to the Statement by a Vendor of a Small Business...

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Remake of the Estate Agents Regulations
Remake of the Estate Agents Regulations

 Commercial Law Section 03 Apr 2018

The Law Institute of Victoria has provided input to Consumer Affairs Victoria in relation to the remake of the Estate Agents (General, Accounts and Audit) Regulations 2008... 

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Do you need FIRB approval before purchasing ‘agricultural land’ in Australia? Consider three key questions
Do you need FIRB approval before purchasing ‘agricultural land’ in Australia? Consider three key questions

 Sandy Lai 20 Mar 2018

As a foreign non-governmental investor and an intending purchaser of agricultural land in Australia, you should consider the following three key questions...

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Getting it right in business sale agreements
Getting it right in business sale agreements

 Carlo Furletti 13 Mar 2018

It is important for practitioners to give some consideration and thought to the structure which should be utilised for the purchase of the business by the client...

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Key insights into advising your SME client on a tax sensitive business succession plan
Key insights into advising your SME client on a tax sensitive business succession plan

 Laura Spencer, 28 Feb 2018

Succession planning can be a complex process and even practitioners experienced in the area can make mistakes...

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LIV Academy Review - Business Law
LIV Academy Review - Business Law

 Andrew Tsirikis 22 Nov 2017

Andrew Tsirikis, Lawyer at Foster Nicholson Lawyers, recently attended the Business Structuring workshop in the LIV’s Academy Series in Business Law and writes of his experience of the session...

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Error in LIV Contract of Sale of Business (June 2014)
Error in LIV Contract of Sale of Business (June 2014)

 Commercial Law Section 17 Nov 2017

There is an incorrect reference to section 38-480 of the GST Act in General Condition 8.3(b) of the June 2014 LIV Contract of Sale of Business. The reference should in fact be to section 38-325 of the GST Act.

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What risks are in store?
What risks are in store?

 Legal Practitioners’ Liability Committee 01 Nov 2017

LPLC’s cost of claims from acting in the sale or purchase of a small business were higher than usual in 2016/17. The claims show that there are three main risk areas when acting in these transactions...

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Changes to Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding
Changes to Foreign Resident Capital Gains Withholding

 Commercial Law Section 05 Jun 2017

On 9 May 2017, the Government announced proposed changes to the foreign resident capital gains withholding (FRCGW) rate...

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Top tips when acting in a sale or purchase of business
Top tips when acting in a sale or purchase of business

 Andy Shaw 22 May 2017

As a business lawyer, acting for clients in the context of a sale and purchase of business transaction is one of my most common...

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Foreign resident tax withholding payments
Foreign resident tax withholding payments

 LIV Media 09 May 2016

We refer to the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No 6) Act 2015 (the Act) which applies to contracts made on or after 1 July 2016. The Act introduces a new foreign resident tax withholding payment...

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LPLC: Advising on contracts
LPLC: Advising on contracts

 Legal Practitioners' Liability Committee 01 Apr 2016

Giving full and proper advice about contracts will help you avoid a claim. 

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The Hong Kong experience and the rule of law
The Hong Kong experience and the rule of law

 Steven Sapountsis 21 Jan 2016

The first few weeks of my term as LIV president has included many meetings, a visit to Geelong and a trip to Hong Kong to attend the ceremonial...

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