March 26, 2020

Last night the NSW Government passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 into law

In short the legislation allows the Government to quickly enact laws and regulations to address the unique challenges to the business community brought abou...

Directors need to be aware of potential personal liability.  The prospect of future claims against directors arising from urgent decisions now made in the expectation of keeping their business afloat looks like the Coronavirus infection J curve. 

The Governmen...

February 17, 2020

Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 (Cth) (the Act) was passed on 5 February 2020 and is expected to come into effect soon. The Act targets illegal phoenix activity, which involves the deliberate liquidation and transfer of a company’s asset...

After recently conducting an investigation into the conduct of Initial Public Offerings (IPO) in the mining and exploration industry, ASIC has found there to be widespread instances of misconduct, substandard compliance controls and poorly managed conflicts of interest...

December 16, 2019

Max Bonnell has been recognised by Who's Who legal as a Global Leader in Arbitration for 2020. We congratulate Max on this well deserved acknowledgement.

Alex Linden has once again been identified by Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific for his work in the field of Restru...

November 4, 2019

Christmas message from the Qld WHS Regulator: "don't let work Christmas parties spoil-a safe working year."

Melbourne Cup marks the beginning of end of year festivities. The Queensland Health and Safety Regulator has published a Christmas party...

September 24, 2019

Henry William Lawyers would like to congratulate Alex Linden who has been recognised as a Distinguished Practitioner by Asialaw. This is well-deserved recognition for Alex given his many achievements in the law. 

August 26, 2019

On 21 August 2019 the Full Federal Court in a test case issued declarations in relation to the calculation of personal/carer’s leave under the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act). The decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court in Mondelez v AMWU [2019] FCAFC 138 (“Mondele...

August 22, 2019

Do you or your clients have SME businesses who annually prepare and lodge with ASIC audited financial reports? Going forward, they may not need to. This means cost savings and keeping financials private.

Changes to the reporting and audit requirements for Pty Ltd compan...

August 12, 2019

Ok, Australia’s Modern Slavery laws are here, and for businesses operating on a 30 June financial

year end, the first reporting year will be 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020 with your modern slavery statement due by 31 December 2020.

But will compliance with these new laws by...