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Penalty privilege can’t be used to dodge production of books
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023-08-10 12:49 am By Sam Matthews

A judge has found that penalty privilege cannot be used to avoid the production of books under the Corporation Act. Examinee Rowan Lyndon, co-founder of […]

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ACCC rejects $4.9B ANZ, Suncorp merger
Financial Services 2023-08-04 12:18 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has rejected ANZ’s $4.9 billion acquisition of Queensland-based Suncorp, setting up a likely challenge before the Australian Competition Tribunal. The Australian Competition and […]

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Super trustee Diversa can’t dodge blame for banned financial adviser, court told
Trials 2023-07-31 10:02 pm By Sam Matthews

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has told a trial judge that superannuation trustee Diversa can’t hide behind outsourcing arrangements to explain its alleged failures […]

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National Tiles boss Frank Walker can shield legal docs in fraud case by ousted director
Corporate 2023-07-31 11:41 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has sided with National Tiles founder Frank Walker over the privilege status of advice from his lawyers in a case by a former […]

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Viterra goes to High Court in epic fight with Cargill over Joe White sale
High Court 2023-07-27 11:27 pm By Christine Caulfield

Glencore-owned Viterra has taken its 10-year fight with Cargill to the High Court after an appeals court upheld a judgment putting it on the hook […]

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ACL’s $1.5B tie-up with Healius rings alarm bells for ACCC
Competition & Consumer Protection 2023-07-20 3:07 pm By Gareth Baker

The proposed $1.5 billion merger of Australian Clinical Labs and Healius — two of Australia’s largest pathology services providers — is likely to substantially lessen […]

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Zap Fitness founder forced to drop negligence suit against Pitcher Partners
Professional Negligence 2023-07-17 11:07 pm By Christine Caulfield

A court has issued an injunction forcing the discontinuance of a negligence suit against accounting firm Pitcher Partners by the former owner of Zap Fitness, […]

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Care A2 loses bid for freezing order in case against Sports Flick exec
Corporate 2023-07-10 3:06 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Infant formula maker Care A2 Plus has lost a bid for a freezing order against the former chief financial officer of Sports Flick as it […]

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Viva Energy offers sell-off to win ACCC clearance for $1.15B OTR buy
Corporate 2023-07-07 11:18 pm By Christine Caulfield

The ACCC has launched a competition review of Viva Energy’s proposed $1.15 billion acquisition of South Australia-based On The Run Group, and the service station […]

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Pre-case discovery not for determining recovery prospects, judge says in $350M Probuild spat
Construction 2023-07-04 4:19 pm By Sam Matthews

A judge has found that preliminary discovery does not extend to information about the likely recovery of a claim, rejecting an argument that the relevant […]

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