Bitcoin to be subject to registration and reporting regulations

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 8, 2017 9:58:02 AM / by Tal Williams & Lucy Williams posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Technology Law

The cryptocurrency revolution is well under way. The new form of currency has begun to revolutionise financial transactions in ways that society is still starting to grasp. While still being a volatile currency, its value rose from US$1,000 at the beginning of the year to nearly US$16,000 per coin as of December 2017. More and more people are getting on board with this new cryptocurrency and, as recently as November 2017, several Australian home owners have even begun accepting Bitcoin payment for their property. There appears to be no limits to the use and growth of cryptocurrency. But cryptocurrencies still remain outside the scope of the regulated financial system. That is, until now – sort of.

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Personal liability for insolvent trading: Company directors find berth in safe harbor

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 6, 2017 4:03:32 PM / by Shane Roberts and Sam Marsh posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Franchising & Retail, Banking & Finance

This article was first published in the November 2017 issue of Governance Directions, the official journal of Governance Institute.

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Holman Webb CFO selected as a finalist in the 2017 Executive of the Year awards

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2017 12:56:25 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Banking & Finance, Workplace Relations

Congratulations to our CFO, Magdalena Kosior-Molloy who has been selected as a finalist for the CFO of the Year award in the 2017 Executive of the Year awards. 

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Innovation in Law, the Process of Disruption.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2017 4:44:54 PM / by Holman Webb posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Recovery & Insolvency, Franchising & Retail, Banking & Finance, Food Law, Health, Aged Care & Life Sciences, Insurance, Intellectual Property Protection, Foreign Investment & Migration, Govenment, Media & Communications, Workplace Relations, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Third Sector: Not-for-Profit and Social Enterprise, Property, Technology Law

Greg Malakou, Holman Webb CEO, speaks to Business First magazine about how innovation not only gives Holman Webb a competitive advantage in the market but is also fundamental to the firm’s growth strategy.

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Update: Casaclan v Wealthsure Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 761

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 21, 2015 12:35:00 PM / by Callun Blurton posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Casaclan v Wealthsure Pty Ltd [2015] FCA 761 is the most recent decision involving Wealthsure Pty Ltd and their former authorised representative Mr Colin Oberg following the High Court’s Selig & Another v Wealthsure Pty Ltd (2015) 320 ALR 47 judgement.

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Privacy Act Reforms: Impact on Terms and Conditions of Trade

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 20, 2013 11:39:00 AM / by Jonathan Casson posted in Business Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance

 

The Privacy Act changes commence in March 2014.  If your credit application, privacy policy or terms and conditions of trade do not property take the new amendments into account you may find yourself in danger of breaching the new Act. The changes imposed new credit reporting provisions and adds enforcement powers to the privacy Commissioner.  The new principles are called the Australian Privacy Principles intended to be harmonised across government and business.  They replace the existing Information Privacy Principles that apply to government and the National Privacy Principles that currently apply to business.

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