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HWL Ebsworth acts for McWilliams Wines Group on recapitalisation transaction with Margaret River Wine Production and Laguna Bay

HWL Ebsworth has advised McWilliam’s Wines Group on its recapitalisation transaction with Margaret River Wine Production (MRWP) and agricultural fund manager, Laguna Bay. The recapitalisation transaction involved debt and equity investments by Laguna Bay into MRWP and the issue by McWilliams of convertible notes to MRWP. The funds will be used by McWilliams primarily for … Read more

HWL Ebsworth helps write the script for global athlete media merger

HWL Ebsworth has advised Unscriptd on its sale to The Players Tribune, Inc (TPT). The transaction completed on 30 November 2018 with Unscriptd receiving an undisclosed percentage of the share capital in TPT. Unscriptd is a leading global athlete media & technology business that was founded in 2014. Unscriptd enables athletes to be better publishers … Read more

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Super Alert – 15 February 2019

This edition of the Super Alert notes responses from APRA and the Treasurer following the Royal Commission’s Final Report, the passage of the Treasury Laws Amendment Bill which contains the government’s ‘SG integrity package’ and other updates. APRA capability review – panel appointed On 11 February 2019, the Treasurer announced that the Federal Government has … Read more

Gas shortage in Australia drives ship imports

The current state of the Australian domestic gas market is driving an unprecedented number of regasification projects across Australia. The lack of a West to East gas pipeline and the long term export commitments of our domestic producers in both Western Australia and Queensland have left those residing in New South Wales, Victoria and South … Read more

The Australian Consumer Law – suppliers and manufacturers – who is ultimately liable to consumers for defective goods?

The Australian Consumer Law is set out in Schedule 2 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) (ACL) and provides a set of consumer guarantees that apply whenever goods are supplied to “consumers” as defined under the ACL. This article explores the interaction between supplier, manufacturer and consumer when there has been a breach … Read more

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