Shareholders Agreements: Have we forgotten what ours actually says?

Shareholders Agreements have a multitude of uses: decoration for the bottom drawer of the filing cabinet, use as scribble paper on the unprinted side, computer screen riser wedged in between two reams of copy paper… oh and regulating the affairs and interactions as between shareholders and management of a company. Unfortunately, the last use is [...]

2020-08-18T04:10:19+00:00August 17th, 2020|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Shareholders Agreements: Have we forgotten what ours actually says?

Another lockdown, another rent relief request

Many commercial tenants who have experienced a downturn in their business due to the COVID-19 outbreak have gone through the process of requesting and securing rent relief from their landlords for the relevant period under the emergency measures legislation (being 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020). Unfortunately, following the false start which preceded the [...]

2020-07-30T23:33:33+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Another lockdown, another rent relief request

Are you doing business with suppliers outside of Australia?

Are you doing business with suppliers outside of Australia? Does your agreement cover a “dispute resolution” clause, that’s to say how any dispute between the parties should be dealt with if one arises? Why does this even matter? Well, if you have to sue if there is a relationship break down, then you may be [...]

2020-06-30T06:30:23+00:00June 30th, 2020|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on Are you doing business with suppliers outside of Australia?

Discount the rent, you can afford it!

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has been in the news this week after it was reported that a landlord on the Sunshine Coast would be forced to discount rent for its long-term tenants after the QCAT ruled the landlord could not demonstrate that reducing the rent would put the landlord at a financial [...]

2020-05-28T01:23:37+00:00May 28th, 2020|Business Advice, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution, Property|Comments Off on Discount the rent, you can afford it!