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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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Westpac cops $10M fine in personal advice case, but doesn’t say sorry
Financial Services 2021-08-23 4:16 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Two Westpac units have been hit with $10.5 million in fines for providing personal financial advice during a superannuation rollover campaign, with a barrister for […]

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PwC says ATO should stick to plan at upcoming privilege hearing
Tax 2021-08-03 2:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

PricewaterhouseCoopers has objected to swathes of evidence from the Commissioner of Taxation being included in an upcoming trial over privilege, claiming the material oversteps a […]

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ASIC appeals ruling in case against payday lenders Cigno, BHF Solutions
Financial Services 2021-07-20 9:09 pm By Cindy Cameronne

ASIC is challenging the dismissal of its enforcement action against payday lenders Cigno and BHF Solutions in a decision that found the companies did not […]

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Court finds trader was defamed by ASIC but throws out $10M lawsuit
Defamation 2021-06-30 5:38 pm By Miklos Bolza

Canadian trader Daniel Schlaepfer has suffered a loss in his $10 million defamation case against ASIC, with an appeals court tossing the lawsuit despite finding […]

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Deloitte settles partner’s age discrimination lawsuit
Employment 2021-06-24 5:13 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Deloitte has agreed to settle a $3.8 million lawsuit brought by a partner that challenged the accounting firm’s mandatory retirement policy. The firm confirmed Thursday […]

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Judge tosses ASIC’s case against payday lenders Cigno, BHF
Financial Services 2021-06-23 9:47 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A court has dismissed ASIC’s enforcement action against payday lenders Cigno and BHF Solutions, finding the companies did not need a licence to issue loans […]

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