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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. 

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.
06 May 2020 | Recent case – deferred commencement consent conditions

The Land and Environment Court upheld an appeal against a decision granting consent to development for extensions to an existing seniors housing development.
04 May 2020 | Update on COVID-19 legislation of relevance to local government

The NSW Government is helping Councils during this time by allowing electronic witnessing of documents, electronic notification of planning matters and more.
21 April 2020 | Are blue skies ahead for M&A deal-making in Australia?

Eresha De Zoysa writes that M&A dealmakers can seize on opportunistic deals, trusted advisers can help with buy and sell side deals and sentiment is changing.
21 April 2020 | Commercial property finance in troubled times

How can commercial property lenders deal with covenant breaches, covenant testing and events of defaults in the current economic environment?
09 April 2020 | National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME commercial leasing principles during COVID-19

A new mandatory commercial tenancies code (the Code) will significantly impact commercial and retail tenancies Australia-wide.
09 April 2020 | NSW building, construction and significant infrastructure working days' restrictions relaxed due to COVID-19

New legislation permits the carrying out of building work or work or the demolition of a building or a work in NSW on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday.
08 April 2020 | Sparke Helmore conducts first major electronic property settlement in Queensland

Our Property Development Team recently took the initiative to make all settlements for The Coterie development (near Brisbane's CBD) electronic—with the help of PEXA.


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