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GIlbert + Tobin opposes fix to Charif Kazal’s ‘incomprehensible’ lawsuit
Contracts November 20, 2019 2:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

Gilbert + Tobin is seeking to shut down a lawsuit brought by a firm owned by Sydney business owners Charif and Tarek Kazal after the […]

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Chinese co’s $1.5B acquisition of Bellamy’s baby food empire gets the green light
Corporate November 15, 2019 12:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Federal Government has conditionally approved a $1.5 billion acquisition of all shares in baby food and milk formula manufacturer Bellamy’s Australia by a Hong […]

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Elaine Stead hits Nine with defamation suit over Blue Sky coverage
Defamation January 9, 2020 1:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Elaine Stead, venture capitalist and former executive director of doomed fund manager Blue Sky Alternative Investments, has filed defamation proceedings against Nine-owned Fairfax over a […]

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$2.5M break fee in Pacific Energy takeover battle not anti-competitive, panel says
Corporate November 14, 2019 4:33 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Takeovers Panel has found that while a $2.5 million break fee included in a $470 million takeover offer lobbed during a bidding war for […]

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ACCC signs off on ANZ Terminals, GrainCorp deal with divestitures
Competition & Consumer Protection November 15, 2019 9:32 pm By Hannah Gee

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has given the green light to a slimmed down version of global agribusiness GrainCorp Bulk Liquid Terminals bid to […]

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ASIC takes life insurer TAL to court over handling of cancer victim’s claim
Insurance December 17, 2019 10:22 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has taken legal action on another referral from the banking royal commission, dragging life insurer TAL to court for […]

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Asahi’s $16B takeover of CUB gets frosty reception by ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection December 12, 2019 11:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised concerns about Asahi’s proposed $16 billion acquisition of Carlton & United Breweries, saying the deal would likely […]

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ACCC to bring constitutional challenge in Pacific National, Aurizon appeal
Competition & Consumer Protection November 26, 2019 1:31 pm By Hannah Gee

The judge who tossed the competition regulator’s challenge to Pacific National’s acquisition of Aurizon’s Acacia Ridge Terminal in Queensland had no power under the Australian […]

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Merger of textbook giants Cengage, McGraw-Hill has ACCC worried
Corporate December 12, 2019 5:14 pm By Christine Caulfield

The competititon regulator has flagged concerns about the proposed merger of educational publishing giants Cengage and McGraw-Hill, saying it could substantially lessen competition and drive […]

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Suncorp unit can force reversal of Coverforce acquisition, court says
Corporate December 10, 2019 9:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

The head of Australia’s largest unlisted insurance broker, Coverforce, may face a future damages claim for misleading or deceptive conduct if a recent acquisition of […]

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