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COVID-19: Executing Contracts and Deeds. Are electronic signatures the new norm?

With increased safety precautions of social distancing and restricted business opening hours in place, many employees are working from home. One consequence is that many projects may stall if there is an inability to sign contracts that require renewal or documents to complete transactions. This raises the question of how company contracts can be signed… Read More

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COVID-19: Temporary Changes to Insolvency Laws

Businesses are facing major challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic leading to massive job cuts. In light of the challenges, the Australian Government has announced temporary changes to insolvency laws to help businesses and individuals manage the current economic crisis. Companies: Insolvent trading Directors will be relieved of any personal liability from their duty to prevent insolvent… Read More

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Covid-19: Event Cancellations

In the age of COVID-19, the Australian government have implemented strict ‘social distancing rules’ to slow the spread of COVID-19. In addition to a 100-person limit on non-essential indoor gatherings, for gatherings less than 100 people there must be 4 square metres provided per person in an enclosed space. Due to the rapid increase of… Read More

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COVID-19: Government assistance to Small Businesses and Investors

COVID-19 is having a monumental impact on our economy and on Australian businesses. Given the constantly updating situation, it is easy to be confused about what the government is doing to assist through mechanisms such as tax relief and economic stimulus measures. Rumours and misinformation are rife. In this article we break down what the… Read More

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COVID-19 and your business contracts – force majeure and frustration

COVID-19 has already had a monumental impact on the economy, businesses and the everyday lives of people around the world. Operation of some businesses have been put on hold, business arrangements have been affected and there is a real ambiguity in the community about how we recover and respond to these unprecedented events. In such… Read More