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Welcome to Corporate Matters, your online resource for all things Corporate & Commercial.

On this page you will find our latest thinking in the form of alerts, publications, articles, opinions and podcasts.  With our insights all in the one place, we aim to make it as easy as possible to find what you are looking for to support you in how you do business every day. 

13 November 2023 | Scott Puxty joins Sparke Helmore's Corporate & Commercial team in Newcastle

Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to announce Scott Puxty has joined the firm's Corporate & Commercial team as a partner.
18 October 2023 | The State Taxation Acts and Other Acts Amendments Bill 2023 introduced to Parliament

The Bill was introduced to Parliament on 3 October 2023 and is expected to pass this year.
03 October 2023 | Unfair contract terms amendments—substantial penalties and how can you avoid them?

In the last article in the series on unfair contract terms, we look at the new pecuniary penalties for non-compliance and practical ways to minimise the risk of contravening the new regime.
18 September 2023 | The role of a Council as a determining authority under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act

The Land and Environment Court has examined the role of a Council as a determining authority in assessing the environmental impacts of the redevelopment of a Council-owned park.
07 September 2023 | Unfair contract terms amendments. What makes a contract term unfair?

In this second article, we look at what contract terms may constitute an unfair contract term.
04 September 2023 | Estate planning: why you may need more than one will

In Australia, each state and territory has its own laws dealing with wills and deceased estates. But what happens when dealing with multiple jurisdictions or international wills?
01 September 2023 | Drone usage in agribusiness. A regulatory update

Drones are uniquely suited to the Australian agribusiness sector. However, this exciting area has regulatory and compliance issues that need to be identified and managed.
30 August 2023 | Court provides guidance on minimum documentation standard for a payment schedule

The key takeaway from this recent case was that principals should remain wary when issuing payment schedules.
24 August 2023 | A clear distinction: the role of commissioners, parties and objectors in conciliation conferences

Following recent decisions, the Court of Appeal has further considered the role of commissioners in the context of a conciliation conference.
24 August 2023 | Unfair contract terms amendments. Are you ready?

Major changes to the unfair contract terms legislation come into effect on 10 November 2023, and penalties apply if you get it wrong.


Julien Castaldi
Julien Castaldi
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