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HWL Ebsworth advises Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium on major placement

HWL Ebsworth has advised Hong Kong based companies Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd (CTF) and Far East Consortium International Ltd (FEC) on their $490 million share subscription agreement and strategic alliance agreement with The Star Entertainment Group Limited (The Star). Under the subscription agreement, CTF and FEC each subscribed for 45.8 million shares in The … Read more

HWL Ebsworth advising AC3 on its $25 million acquisition of Bulletproof

HWL Ebsworth is advising cloud specialist, AC3, an Australian owned IT services company, on the buyout of listed company Bulletproof (ASX:BPF). The offer of 15.2 cents per share and is via Scheme of Arrangement, subject to Bulletproof shareholder and court approvals. AC3’s offer is 38 per cent higher than rival bidder Macquarie Cloud Services who … Read more

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23rd Edition – National Insolvency & Reconstruction Quarterly Review

Welcome to the latest edition of our National Insolvency & Reconstruction Quarterly Review for the period 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2018. A significant amount of activity has occurred over the last quarter and we outline a few of those matters in this edition. In particular, our team: Considers the recent appeal decision in … Read more

Medical opinions justifying dismissal now open to Fair Work Commission scrutiny

Until recently, employers had greater ability to make a final call when weighing competing medical evidence to determine if an employee is fit to perform the inherent requirements of his or her role. In appropriate cases, this empowered employers to consider whether an independent specialist’s opinion would trump an employee’s GP certificate when assessing an … Read more

Health law update (Melbourne)

Coroner’s court – Inquest into death of Louis Oliver Tate 13 year old Louis Oliver Tate passed away on 23 October 2015. Louis had a history of asthma and allergies to cow’s milk, raw egg, peanuts, and tree nuts. On 21 October 2015, he was experiencing an exacerbation of his asthma. As a result he … Read more

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