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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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Noumi to foot Blue Diamond’s legal bill as part of $48M settlement
Food and Beverage 2022-02-22 10:31 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Noumi, formerly known as Freedom Foods, has agreed to pay $860,000 in Blue Diamond Growers’ costs as part of a $48 million settlement of a […]

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Viterra to pay $168.9M for misleading Cargill during Joe White sale
Corporate 2022-02-17 2:05 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grain producer Viterra will be ordered to pay Cargill Australia $168.9 million after a judge found the Glencore-owned company  misrepresented the performance capabilities of malt […]

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Court finds Viterra engaged in deceit during $420M Joe White sale
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-01-28 10:58 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Food giant Cargill Australia has won its lawsuit against Glencore-owned Viterra alleging it misrepresented the performance capabilities of malt producer Joe White when it sold […]

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PwC a ‘different beast’ to law firms when it comes to privilege, court hears
Tax 2021-09-13 10:24 pm By Miklos Bolza

Assessing claims of privilege involving multidisciplinary firms like PricewaterhouseCoopers that offer legal and accounting services is “inherently awkward”, a court heard on the final day […]

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PwC partner kept on JBS brief to maintain privilege despite CFO’s unhappiness
Business of Law 2021-09-10 9:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A PwC partner who the ATO claims was assigned to work on a matter for meat processing company JBS to bring a “cloak of legal […]

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PwC partner at centre of ATO privilege spat earned less than non-lawyer assistants, court hears
Tax 2021-09-09 6:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A PwC partner who the ATO claims was assigned to work on a matter for meat processing company JBS to bring a “cloak of legal […]

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PwC client says ATO’s privilege case ‘nightmare to the rule of law’
Business of Law 2021-09-08 9:06 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Meat processing company and former PricewaterhouseCoopers client JBS has slammed as a “nightmare to the rule of law” a claim by the Commissioner of Taxation […]

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PwC partner was used to give ‘cloak of privilege’ to work, ATO tells court
Tax 2021-09-06 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers used one of its legally qualified partners as a “postbox” to provide a “cloak of privilege” to work conducted for meat processing […]

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