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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. 

14 November 2020 | Imposing blanket ban on pets in strata building by-laws found invalid in recent landmark case

The Court held that the by-law in question contravened the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW) which provides that "a by-law must not be harsh, unconscionable or oppressive".
12 November 2020 | A new deductible gift recipient category for community sheds is introduced by the ATO

A new DGR category for community sheds has come into effect from 1 October 2020 in recognition of the importance of community engagement.
22 October 2020 | Loss of opportunity damages now available to developers for misleading and deceptive conduct of third-parties

In a recent case, NSW Court of Appeal found that a property developer was entitled to damages for loss of profit arising out of a misrepresentation by a professional consultant.
01 October 2020 | Additional landlord obligations and tenants' rights under the Retail Leases Amendment Act 2020 (Vic)

The Amending Act introduces changes that largely impose additional obligations on a retail landlord and provide retail tenants with additional rights and protections.
24 September 2020 | Support continues for commercial tenants and landlords impacted by COVID-19

Eligible commercial and retail tenants will have greater certainty through the coming months with rent relief regulations in NSW, SA, VIC, QLD, TAS and WA to be extended beyond their respective original expiry dates.
09 September 2020 | Recent FIRB changes a big win for many foreign tenants

Recent changes to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) regime reinstates the normal monetary thresholds for the renewal or extension of leases for existing commercial properties.
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.


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