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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. 

31 May 2024 | A New Era for Victorian Stamp Duty and Taxes on Commercial and Industrial Property: The CIPT Act Explained

The much anticipated Commercial and Industrial Property Tax Reform Act 2024 (Vic) (CIPT Act) received royal assent on 20 May 2024. This article is an overview of the changes proposed by the CIPT Act.
22 March 2024 | John Toigo recognised in Doyle's Guide 2024

John Toigo, Partner, has been recognised in the most recent announcements from Doyle's Guide.
08 March 2024 | Can a claim for property still be made when promises are broken?

Proprietary estoppel claims, especially in respect of farming properties, are on the rise. This case involved a dispute between two sibilings.
05 March 2024 | Who owns the assets when inter-family asset protection arrangements are disputed?

In a recent case the Court considered whether assets and shares transferred by the deceased to his mother for asset protection purposes were held on trust and formed part of his estate.
22 February 2024 | Court affirms Administrators' right to more time

In this decision, the Court accepted an application to extend the Administrators decision-making period under s 443B of the Corporations Act.
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.


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