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As the Australian property industry comes to terms with the economic impact of COVID-19, market conditions are aligning to make sale and lease back transactions increasingly attractive.
M&A activity during COVID-19 and beyond
Despite the impact of COVID-19 on transactions to date, we’re starting to see deals come back to life again in the M&A market.
Investor-state disputes arising from COVID-19: balancing public health and corporate wealth
Do investors have a legitimate basis to claim an indemnity under international investment agreements for losses arising from government-mandated COVID-19 control measures?
The future of outsourcing in the aftermath of COVID-19
As the world finds a ‘new normal’ following COVID-19, key learnings from the pandemic are likely to shape the way organisations approach their outsourcing arrangements into the future.
A known unknown: preference risks for commercial landlords on rental arrears
Commercial landlords receiving payment for rental arrears during COVID-19 need be aware of their potential exposure to ‘unfair preferences’ under the Australian insolvency regime.
The governance of variable remuneration in the time of COVID-19
In the time of COVID-19, boards face a difficult governance challenge as they manage the task of exercising their minds to determine the variable pay outcomes of their most senior executives.
Not a requiem for a dream: why we should stop writing eulogies to the office
While it may not be the ancient Greek agora, the Parisian café that birthed modernism or the plywood palace that was MIT’s Building 20, the office building is not dissimilar – it too is a hub for creativity and collaboration.
The Fair Work Commission response to COVID-19 for employers and employees
This report examines the response of the Fair Work Commission to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for employers and employees.
COVID-19: implementing the JobKeeper Program
This special report summarises the JobKeeper Program including the eligibility requirements, implementation, the industrial implications and some common employer FAQs.
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Investor guidance in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic
As Australia approaches the annual reporting season, listed issuers will be considering how to update the market about how they are travelling.
Why a ‘COVID-19 defence’ won’t cut it for businesses breaking rules during the pandemic
Reliance on a ‘COVID-19 defence’ to justify actions that fall short of regulatory requirements and community expectations will inevitably lead to material financial, legal and reputational consequences for these organisations.
COVID-19: important changes to continuous disclosure provisions
The economic fallout from COVID-19 has materially heightened the risk of securities class actions based on alleged inadequate disclosure.
COVID-19: navigating the national Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies
The Government’s Code of Conduct for commercial tenancies was introduced to aid the management of cash flow for SME tenants and landlords throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 and electronic signing: the current state of play
Temporary laws have been passed to address issues relating to the signing and attestation of documents during COVID-19.
Dystopia to utopia: key predictions for the future of multifamily post COVID-19
How will multifamily assets facilitate the creation of a new long-term rental product in a post COVID-19 world?
Solvency issues in the face of COVID-19
COVID-19 presents the greatest challenge a generation of corporate managers will see in their lifetime.
COVID-19 and financing arrangements: key considerations for borrowers and lenders
In light of COVID-19, borrowers and lenders need to take a proactive approach to ensure that financing arrangements are not jeopardised as a result of the outbreak.
Loan portfolio sales: considerations for bidders arising from COVID-19
In the context of COVID-19, lenders in Australia and globally are making provisions for bad debts which means an increase in lenders seeking to offload loans.
Justice without juries? Recent court decision highlights impact of COVID-19
The Supreme Court of Victoria suggests civil trials by jury may be the exception in the new normal, highlighting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: understanding Commonwealth Government support and regulatory intervention
In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Commonwealth Government has deployed a range of interventionist measures to support Australian businesses, markets, industries, employees, people and communities.
Getting competition laws out of the way so business can respond most effectively to COVID-19 challenges
Competition laws are designed to ensure resources are allocated efficiently and maximise economic welfare in market economies. But these are not ordinary times.
COVIDSafe’s legislative framework: an overview
A recent amendment to Australia’s privacy laws has enshrined key privacy and data measures to support the operation of the COVIDSafe app and its centralised data store.
Navigating cyber security during COVID-19: a guide for General Counsel
The business disruption caused by COVID-19 has created a number of new cyber security risks for General Counsel to manage. Our Corrs Cyber legal and technical teams discuss.
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