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HWL Ebsworth advises on the IPO of 1414 Degrees

HWL Ebsworth acted for 1414 Degrees Ltd (ASX:14D), on its $16.3 million IPO and ASX listing, with trading of 14D shares commencing on 12 September 2018. Adelaide-based 1414 Degrees owns a patented Thermal Energy Storage System that utilises temperatures of up to 1414ºC and the latent heat properties of silicon to store and recover heat and … Read more

HWL Ebsworth advising Hong Kong Consortium led by Mason Group to acquire IVF provider Genea Limited by scheme of arrangement

HWL Ebsworth is advising the consortium led by Hong Kong listed Mason Group Holdings Limited, together with strategic investors, Aldworth Equity Management Limited, WeDoctor Holdings Limited (WeDoctor) on the proposed acquisition of 89.5% of Australia’s leading IVF provider, Genea Limited (Genea). Genea is Australia’s third-largest reproductive services provider. WeDoctor (which is backed by technology giant Tencent) is … Read more

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Pathology collection centres: responding to DoH “please explain” letters about rent

The Australian Department of Health has sent “please explain” letters to parties to 450 leases for pathology approved collection centres, as part of its new commitment to strengthening compliance with the “prohibited practices regime” under the Health Insurance Act 1973 (Cth) (Act). This represents just under 10 percent of all pathology approved co-located centre leases in Australia. Although … Read more

Super Alert – 13 December 2018

Welcome to this week’s edition of HWL Ebsworth’s Super Alert. We trust that you will enjoy this edition. ASIC report on relief applications – April 2018 to September 2018 On 6 December 2018, ASIC released Report 602 titled “Overview of decisions on relief applications (April 2018 to September 2018)”. In Report 602, ASIC sets out … Read more

Pacific National Pty Ltd v Baldacchino: Court of Appeal gives worker a leg up

On 23 November 2018, the NSW Court of Appeal handed down its decision in Pacific National Pty Ltd v Baldacchino [2018] NSWCA 281 (Baldacchino). The Court (per Macfarlan JA, Payne JA and Simpson AJA agreeing) dismissed the appeal against a decision of a Deputy President of the Workers Compensation Commission (WCC). The Court of Appeal … Read more

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