The Benefits of Engaging A Commercial Lawyer for Mergers & Acquisitions

One of the most powerful decisions you can make when choosing to sell, acquire or merge a business is the decision to engage with a commercial lawyer to work with you through the process. The commercial lawyer you choose and when you engage them can significantly impact the negotiation process, the end result and what […]

Are Your Business’s Contracts Legal From 9 November 2023?

The 12-month transition period to update your standard form contracts is nearing an end. Businesses are required to update their contracts to ensure they are compliant with the new law to avoid facing penalties of up to $50 million, 3 times the gained benefit from the breach of the law or 30% of the business’s […]

The DIN Deadline is Here

The Director identification regime came into effect on 1 November 2021 and introduced requirements for both new and existing directors. Under the regime, existing directors appointed on or before 31 October 2021 are required to have applied for their Director Identification Number (DIN) before 30 November 2022. After this time, a failure to register is […]

Director Identification Number: Does Your Company Need One?

Director identification number

In a major change for directors, the new Director identification regime will shortly come into effect. Under the new regime, each director will be required to have a Director Identification Number (DIN).   What is a DIN? A DIN is a unique identifier linked to the director which a director will apply for once and keep […]

COVID 19 Rental Relief: Commercial Leasing Legislation Passed

Concept Of Covid 19 In Red Background

On 28 May 2020, the much anticipated Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 were introduced by the Queensland Government under the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020.   The purpose of the Regulations is to implement the National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct – SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19 […]