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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. 

19 August 2020 | New South Wales takes the lead on defamation law reform

The Defamation Amendment Bill 2020 passed through New South Wales Parliament on 6 August and received assent on 11 August 2020, with changes due to commence imminently.
07 August 2020 | Debt restructuring refresher

As the pandemic hits business revenue, financiers will need to dust off their GFC debt restructuring and "bad-bank" playbooks. Here's some tips and actions financiers should consider.
03 July 2020 | Changes to residential strata defect bond requirements from 1 July

On 1 July updates to the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) and the Strata Schemes Management Regulation 2016 (NSW) came into effect, impacting strata defect bond requirements.
25 June 2020 | Hotel financing - Current issues for lenders and sponsors

The tourism industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors due to COVID-19. It is vital that financiers and borrowers are taking steps now to address any financing compliance issues.
19 June 2020 | Residential apartment buildings - occupation certificates and regulatory powers from September 2020

The New South Wales Parliament has passed the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act 2020.
17 June 2020 | NSW residential building duty of care in force now

The NSW Parliament has enacted the Building and Design Practitioners Act 2020. The residential building work duty of care commenced when the Act received royal assent on 10 June 2020.
10 June 2020 | New powers to disqualify persons from holding resource authorities in Queensland

James Minchinton explores the implications for the resources sector of the Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act (Qld) 2020.
25 May 2020 | Chris Drury, a 2021 Best Lawyers "Lawyer Of The Year Award" winner

We chat with Chris about COVID-19 affecting Councils, how his job is sometimes telling Councils what they don't want to hear, books that inspire him and more.
22 May 2020 | All States COVID-19 - implementation of national leasing code

We've summarised the provisions in each jurisdictions' legislation and included the relevant principles in the Code that apply to those specific categories.
22 May 2020 | Lapsing of development consents

New NSW Regulation says doing certain preliminary work (including soil or water testing or surveying) isn't enough to stop a development consent from lapsing.


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