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ATO wins info on 1,500 tax docs, teeing up potential privilege battle with CUB
Tax 2021-09-21 5:44 pm By Miklos Bolza

Iconic Australian beer manufacturer Carlton & United Breweries has lost an appeal seeking to shield information about 1,500 allegedly privileged documents from the Australian Taxation […]

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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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Halifax investors file Full Court appeal to boost recovery
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-09-13 1:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

Approximately 1,000 investors of collapsed stockbroker Halifax Investment Services have challenged a court decision concerning the date of the realisation of their investments which decreased […]

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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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Insurer keeps up fight over doctor’s costs in breast implant class action
Appeals 2021-09-07 4:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Avant Insurance has launched an appeal of a Federal Court judgment ordering it to cover the defence costs of a surgeon facing a class action […]

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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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ATO wins appeal in Crown Resorts battle over GST on high roller junkets
Tax 2021-08-20 10:45 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Court has thrown out a victory by Crown Resorts in a $100 million dispute over GST assessments on commissions and rebates paid to […]

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Apple asks High Court to undo ‘radical’ Epic Games decision
High Court 2021-08-10 3:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Full Federal Court took a “radical” and unorthodox approach with far-reaching consequences by keeping Apple’s competition dispute with Fortnite game maker Epic Games in […]

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