APRA to Impose Strict Cyber Security Rules

Data Protection continues to be a subject of sweeping legal reforms and public concern, both in Australia and internationally. Last month, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) followed suit when it finalised its new prudential standard designed to shore up information security across the finance industry. The new standard, CPS 234, will come into effect [...]

2018-12-05T21:50:30+00:00December 5th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Corporate Advisory, Data Protection|Comments Off on APRA to Impose Strict Cyber Security Rules

Why would I pay for your business when you’ve already given it to me? The importance of a well-crafted Confidentiality Agreement in sale negotiations

In the excitement of fielding potential buyers for their business, many business owners often neglect to take the requisite precautions to safeguard their important Intellectual Property (IP), goodwill and trade secrets. Blinded by the prospect of a windfall, many rush in and disclose the nature of their operations and key drivers of their profitability without [...]

2018-11-14T06:09:51+00:00November 14th, 2018|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Why would I pay for your business when you’ve already given it to me? The importance of a well-crafted Confidentiality Agreement in sale negotiations

What’s Mine is Yours! Owning Your IP in the Gig Economy

A huge benefit to start-ups and established business alike has been the advent of the gig economy: lower cost, remote, ready and willing workers with unique skill sets that are ideal for one-off engagements.  This revolution has aided in the realisation of some great ideas where previously idea originators lacked the know-how, resources or time [...]

2018-10-25T00:14:50+00:00October 25th, 2018|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees|Comments Off on What’s Mine is Yours! Owning Your IP in the Gig Economy

Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims

The recent crisis plaguing the ABC following the shock sacking of managing director, Michelle Guthrie, has thrown the spotlight on some important considerations that employers must keep in mind when terminating the employment of senior executives. If you’ve been following the dramatic events at the national broadcaster, you will know that Ms Guthrie has engaged [...]

2018-10-03T05:33:54+00:00September 25th, 2018|Business Advice, Compliance, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, employees, Employment Law|Comments Off on Termination of ABC’s Managing Director – Potential Legal Claims