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The High Court has granted special leave to appeal a decision that held that a liquidator is not required to retain funds from the proceeds of sale of an asset to pay tax before an assessment is issued.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) does not have power to investigate allegations that Ms Cunneen counselled a person to lie to police.
The first three months of 2015 were the strongest on record for mergers and acquisitions in the Asia Pacific according to Mergermarket data released this week.
Organisations likely to be affected should urgently revisit their cyber resilience plans.
A recent decision has confirmed the purpose and effect of key provisions relating to transitional security interests, perfection, priority and vesting rules under the PPSA 2009.
Business as usual will not be enough to secure a productive future for Australians, according to Minter Ellison’s financial services experts.
Minter Ellison partner David Pratley and special counsel Michael Ward have advised Permira on the tax aspects of an agreement to sell Renaissance Learning.
The Economics Committee conducting the inquiry into the performance of ASIC will address the role, structure and responsiveness of the regulator.
On 24 March, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development issued BEPS Action 1: Address the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy.
The Treasury has released draft legislation for public comment, with the aim of reducing compliance costs for business and improving productivity generally.
A Federal Court decision made the headlines recently, raising concerns as to how student accommodation should be treated for GST purposes.
Proposed changes to the ‘in Australia’ condition for tax concessions — what do they mean for the higher education sector?
The federal government has proposed changes that will alter the requirements placed on higher education bodies, potentially affecting their tax status.
The new Workplace Gender Equality Act 2014 (Cth) is intended to more accurately reflect and promote the issues of men and women in the workplace.
Minter Ellison has created a quarterly update to discuss the tax issues that you may wish to raise with your board during each reporting period, starting with Q3.
In Marshall v Prescott, the NSW Court of Appeal considered the issue of common interest privilege and when insurers and insureds are likely to have a ‘self-same’ interest in proceedings.
We welcome the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) and the opportunity to offer detailed insights and recommendations to the inquiry via this written submission.
An issues paper has been released as part of the government’s competition law and policy review announced by minister for small business Bruce Billson in December 2013.
The Federal Court recently considered the concepts of ‘legal advice’ and ‘independence’ in relation to claims for legal professional privilege.
The range and depth of capabilities of Minter Ellison’s team across Australia has been recognised by the 2014–15 list of Best Lawyers.
Australia’s recent conclusion of two free-trade agreements with South Korea and Japan are likely to present significant opportunities in the agricultural sector.