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‘Undervalued’ Lendlease land purchase roils one of Australia’s richest families
Real Estate 2021-04-20 5:33 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The children of one of Australia’s wealthiest families are locked in a legal battle, with a judge preliminarily allowing the daughter to bring derivative proceedings […]

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Appeal dropped by disqualified exec who argued forwarded ASIC email not proper service
ASIC 2021-04-20 4:43 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A Perth director of six companies that were wound up owing $100 million to creditors has dropped a challenge to his disqualification by ASIC, after unsuccessfully arguing before the Full Court that an email from the corporate regulator forwarded by his lawyer did not constitute proper service.

Slater & Gordon pushes back against ‘onerous’ discovery in Arnold Bloch Leibler class action
Class Actions 2021-04-16 3:03 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Slater & Gordon has argued discovery is becoming “unduly onerous” in a cross-claim filed by Arnold Bloch Leibler in a class action accusing the law […]

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Forge directors fail to explain need for multiple law firms in liquidators’ case, judge says
Banton Group 2021-04-14 2:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has slashed security for costs sought in a case brought by the liquidators of engineering and construction company Forge Group after the former […]

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Ashust snags renewable energy trio from Baker McKenzie
People In The News 2021-04-12 12:51 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Ashurst has lured the global co-head and two partners from Baker McKenzie’s renewable energy practice, giving the firm a boost in representing clients in the […]

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Billionaire Brett Blundy defeats lawsuit by Honey Birdette co-founder
Corporate 2021-04-06 8:34 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former director of provocative lingerie retailer Honey Birdette has lost a lawsuit against billionaire retail entrepreneur Brett Blundy seeking damages after a relationship breakdown […]

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ACCC clears NAB’s $220M acquisition of digital bank 86 400
Corporate 2021-03-30 12:43 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has given the greenlight to NAB’s proposed acquisition of digital only bank 86 400, saying the tie-up would not substantially lessen competition. Australian […]

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Clough appeals tax ruling on $15M in cancellation of entitlements
Tax 2021-03-25 11:28 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Construction company Clough Limited has appealed a ruling that found it cannot claim over $15 million paid to employees for cancellation of their shares and […]

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HWL Ebsworth sued by former equity partner excluded from failed IPO
Business of Law 2021-03-24 9:02 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth has been hit with a second lawsuit filed over its failed IPO, with a former equity partner accusing the law firm of excluding […]

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‘A disappointing result’: Judge approves $25M settlement in Dick Smith class actions
Class Actions 2021-03-17 11:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has approved a “disappointing” $25 million settlement in long-running class action litigation over the collapse of electronics retailer Dick Smith with claims worth […]

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