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Allens Report: A greater yield: Attracting investment into Australian agribusiness

Australia is currently discussing what reforms are required to attract investment into the agribusiness sector. However, one voice has been largely missing from this discussion: offshore and domestic financial investors. To help rectify this, Allens ...

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Insolvency Law Reform Bill – harmonisation not radical reform

In brief: The Federal Government has released its package of reforms to Australia's personal and corporate insolvency laws. Included is a draft Bill that proposes to streamline the regulatory framework applying to insolvency practitioners with th ...

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Allens Focus: The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement

In brief: After almost 10 years of negotiations between the nations, on 17 November 2014, Prime Minister Abbott and President Xi announced the conclusion of negotiations on the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA). Once implemented, the ChAFTA i ...

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ANZ, Bowing To Pressure, Offers Relief To Drought-Hit Farmers

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group on Thursday announced measures to ease financial burden on drought-hit farmers in Queensland and New South Wales states, bowing to government pressure to stop farm foreclosures. Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby ...

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Jobs Go As Major Solar Company Collapses But Continues To Trade

A 25-year-old solar energy company has collapsed into voluntary administration, letting go a number of staff, but administrators say proposals on the table to recapitalise the business could offer the company a lifeline. CBD Energy is the latest in a lon ...

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When can a liquidator get his or her costs and expenses?

By Maria Ratner, Clayton Utz. Provided a liquidator is acting properly in conducting proceedings or realising assets, he or she is entitled to be paid fees in priority to a secured creditor. The High Court has recently reaffirmed the principl ...

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Why Global Investors Prefer Australian Real Estate

by DLA Piper - Les Koltai, Partner Over the last 24 months, key global real estate markets have emerged from a period of severe global economic turmoil into a period of accelerated growth, fuelled by an unprecedented shift to globalisation of rea ...

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Restructuring in Croatia - Hard Choices for Lenders

by DLA Piper - Jasna Zwitter-Tehovnik, Partner and Joze Vranicar, Associate During the 1990s and up to the beginning of the recent financial crisis, the economies of Central and Eastern European countries experienced rapid growth. The privatisati ...

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Proposed Amendments to the EC Insolvency Regulation - Progress Update

by DLA Piper - Michelle Ni Ghaboid, Senior Associate In the Q1 2014 edition of Global Insight, we discussed the progress already made in respect of the Proposed Amendments to the EC Insolvency Regulation as of April 2014. The European Parliament ...

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Mirabela Nickel Restructuring - An Australian First

by DLA Piper - Amelia Kelly, Partner and James Hewer, Associate The recent restructuring of Mirabela Nickel Limited is the first time under Australian law that voluntary administrators have completed a debt for equity restructuring of a listed co ...

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