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Slater & Gordon settlement armed class action to sue us, Arnold Bloch Leibler tells court
Class Actions May 27, 2020 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Slater and Gordon’s conduct when settling a previous securities class action against it armed the lead plaintiff with the information he needed to later bring […]

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Arnold Bloch Leibler wins access to Quindell due diligence docs
Corporate May 8, 2020 8:19 pm By Miklos Bolza

Arnold Bloch Leibler has been granted access to due diligence docs related to Slater and Gordon’s $1.2 billion acquisition of professional services firm Quindell, to […]

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Aurora Funds loses challenge to ruling over soured Molopo Energy takeover
Corporate April 21, 2020 12:56 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has upheld two decisions by the Australian Government Takeovers Panel that a bid by asset manager Aurora Funds Management to replace Molopo Energy’s […]

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Judge tosses Viterra’s ‘wholly unreasonable’ bid to reopen Cargill case
Corporate April 17, 2020 3:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Grain handling group Viterra has been denied a post-hearing bid to reopen a lawsuit brought by Cargill Australia over its $420 million acquisition of Joe […]

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Seven West sues Bauer to keep $40M acquisition on track
Corporate April 8, 2020 2:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Seven West Media has filed a lawsuit against Bauer Media to compel the German company to complete its planned $40 million acquisition of the Australian […]

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Sparke Helmore says it should have to pay no more than $7.6M of IOOF judgment
Appeals April 3, 2020 9:24 pm By Alison Eveleigh

Sparke Helmore has admitted that legal advice it provided to IOOF subsidiary Australian Executor Trustees was inadequate but has argued it should be responsible only […]

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Asahi’s $16B deal to buy CUB gets competition approval with sell-off
Corporate April 1, 2020 2:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competition watchdog has signed off on the $16 billion acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries by Asahi after the Japanese beer giant offered to […]

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ACCC approves Coles bid for chilled meals company
Corporate March 25, 2020 1:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has approved Coles’ planned acquisition of chilled meals supplier Jewel, saying the sale was better for competition than the […]

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ASIC to shift regulatory priorities amid pandemic
ASIC March 23, 2020 1:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission will continue its enforcement activities amid the spread of the coronavirus but will prioritise cracking down on behaviour that […]

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Clive Palmer loses second bid to quash criminal charges over resort villa takeover
Corporate March 19, 2020 4:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Billionaire Clive Palmer has lost his appeals court fight to shut down criminal proceedings alleging his resort company breached takeover laws, with three judges saying […]

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