Vaccinating seafarers – an essential workforce?

In December 2020, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) passed several resolutions specifically addressing the need for seafarers, and other marine personnel, to be designated as key workers. Three vaccines have come to the forefront in Western countries – the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, Moderna vaccine and Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine. Essential workers like healthcare workers have already started [...]

2021-01-31T22:18:03+00:00January 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Vaccinating seafarers – an essential workforce?

Should I formally document my arrangements with suppliers? The (not so) obvious commercial advantages of Supply Agreements

Should we bother with a Supply Agreement? For a lawyer, the above question is akin to asking “should I tie my shoe laces?” but putting the legal ‘nerd alert’ to one side, there are many good commercial reasons why it is important to have a supply agreement in place. Whilst the list of benefits is [...]

2021-01-27T00:47:15+00:00January 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Should I formally document my arrangements with suppliers? The (not so) obvious commercial advantages of Supply Agreements

Key Insolvency Reforms You Need to Know!

The Insolvency protections, which were in place since March 2020 (known as the ‘insolvency moratorium’) has now come to an end. Accordingly, those protections afforded by the Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus 2020 (Cth), such as the increase in debt owing before a creditor could issue a statutory demand (from $2,000 to $20,000), the extension [...]

2021-01-06T08:32:55+00:00January 6th, 2021|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Key Insolvency Reforms You Need to Know!