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Legal Update | May 2018

Introduction & Legal 500 Award - Leading Firm 2018 Dear clients, colleagues & friends, Exciting developments are occurring both in our firm and in the law which we would like to share with you. Pointon Partners Lawyers have been recognised and awarded by The Legal 500 as a leading firm for the 2018 year, which [...]

2018-05-01T00:36:37+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Pointon Partners ranked in “Top 5” legal firms in Australia in Real Estate for 2018 by The Legal 500

Pointon Partners is proud to announce that The Legal 500 has ranked the firm in the “Top 5” legal firms in Australia in Real Estate for the 2018 year. The firm has also been recognised as a “Leading Firm” for the 2018 year. The Legal 500 is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal firm [...]

2018-04-27T03:34:26+00:00 April 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

6 Upcoming changes to Victoria’s medical decision-making laws

Background The Victorian Government has made significant changes to the legislation regulating Victoria’s medical decision-making laws, which are due to commence on 12 March 2018. These new laws can be found in the new Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 (Vic) (Act), which replaces the existing law around medical decision-making as set out in [...]

2018-01-18T22:08:49+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Changes to the Powers of Attorney Act 2014

The Powers of Attorney Amendment Act 2016, which took effect on 1 May 2017, makes a number of technical changes and improvements to the Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (2014 Act). The amendments were accompanied by a series of new power of attorney forms, which can be found in the Powers of Attorney Amendment Regulations [...]

2017-12-13T02:35:05+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

2017 LIV Fun Run

Each year, hundreds of legal professionals and law students gather in Melbourne and take to the LIV track. This year our own Michael Bishop won the 8km run. We are very proud of his achievement and congratulate him on the win.

2018-08-08T19:14:14+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Horse Racing Reforms – The Standardised Co-Ownership Agreement

Horse Racing Regulations – Co-Ownership Agreement The horse racing industry has recently seen the commencement of a new set of regulations in respect of the rights and responsibilities of co-owners and trainers.  Racing Australia’s new Trainer and Owner Reforms (‘TOR’), which commenced on the 1st August 2017, includes the introduction of a standardised Co-Ownership Agreement [...]

2018-08-08T20:07:30+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Avoid suspension until re-compliance by announcing backdoor listing transaction

In May 2016, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) changed its policy on backdoor listings so that an entity’s securities will be suspended immediately from the announcement of a backdoor listing transaction. However, the ASX has now relaxed this policy change by allowing entities to avoid suspension until re-compliance if they make an announcement of a [...]

2017-08-23T04:28:13+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

LAWorld Conference – Barcelona, Spain

Early May marked the first LAWorld conference for 2017 and showcased the picturesque city of Barcelona, Spain.  Attendance peaked at a record high which ensured cultural diversity and with it, a broad representation of varying global perspectives.  Discussions included topical legal issues such as Outbound/Inbound Business opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region which was presented [...]

2018-08-08T16:59:18+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Crowd-Sourced Funding To Be Extended To Include Proprietary Companies

The Federal Government pursuant to its 2017 Budget intends to extend the legislative framework for crowd-sourced funding (CSF) by introducing a new Crowd-Sourced Equity Framework regime for proprietary companies.[1] Currently, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (the CAA)[2], which comes into force on 29 September 2017, only creates a CSF framework for public companies.[3] [...]

2018-08-08T20:45:46+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Family business succession planning

Operating a business presents numerous challenges, whether this be at the inception of the business, during its regular lifecycle, or upon winding down or ownership transition. One of the many important considerations for a business owner is planning for the long-term future of the business and, in particular, ensuring that control of the business passes [...]

2018-08-08T20:46:51+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|