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Judge approves Blackstone’s takeover of Crown Resorts
Corporate 2022-06-15 12:37 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has given his approval to the takeover of Crown Resorts by US private equity group Blackstone. In a hearing before Federal Court Justice […]

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PwC can’t ‘rout’ documents through ‘postbox’ lawyer to secure privilege, court finds
Tax 2022-04-06 5:52 pm By Miklos Bolza

Advice from non-lawyers “routed” through a legal practitioner at multidisciplinary partnership PricewaterhouseCoopers cannot be shielded under legal professional privilege, the Federal Court has found. Justice […]

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PwC can’t claim privilege over all advice to JBS, judge finds
Tax 2022-03-25 10:57 am By Miklos Bolza

A judge has rejected the Australian Taxation Office’s claim that legal professional privilege does not apply to any communications between PricewaterhouseCoopers and its client, meat […]

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$28M settlement in Arnold Bloch Leibler class action to get court’s OK
Class Actions 2022-03-04 11:05 am By Christine Caulfield

A judge will approve a $28 million settlement resolving a class action against Arnold Bloch Leibler over advice the law firm gave to Slater & […]

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Slater & Gordon’s former boss admits to ‘catastrophic error’
Trials 2021-11-26 9:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Former Slater & Gordon managing director Andrew Grech has told the Federal Court he regretted his “catastrophic error” in approving the $1.2 billion acquisition of […]

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Arnold Bloch Leibler to pay $28M in class action settlement
Class Actions 2021-11-26 6:51 pm By Miklos Bolza

Law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler will part with $28 million in its settlement with Slater & Gordon shareholders over advice ahead of the plaintiffs firm’s […]

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EY was ‘uncooperative’ during Slater & Gordon audit, court hears
Class Actions 2021-11-18 8:54 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former partner at accounting firm Pitcher Partners has told a court that he had issues working with Ernst & Young on an audit of […]

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Ex-Pitcher Partners boss agrees Slater & Gordon audit went ‘off the rails’
Class Actions 2021-11-17 8:05 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former partner at accounting firm Pitcher Partners has testified during a shareholder class action trial that he should have questioned statements about the viability […]

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In rare shareholder class action trial, Slater & Gordon investor takes stand
Trials 2021-11-15 8:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The lead applicant in a shareholder class action over Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition has said he might have “dumped” his stock […]

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EY says Pitcher Partners ‘solely responsible’ in Slater & Gordon class action
Class Actions 2021-11-12 4:07 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Accounting firm Pitcher Partners was “solely responsible” for giving allegedly negligent advice about Slater & Gordon’s disastrous $1.2 billion Quindell acquisition ahead of the law […]

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