30 Jan 2014
In a move to strengthen the firm's medical malpractice offering, DibbsBarker has recently welcomed medico-legal specialist, Chris West, as Special Counsel in the firm's Insurance practice.
19 Dec 2013
DibbsBarker has acted for Australian company Simavita Holdings Limited on a reverse takeover of Gtech International Resources Limited (renamed 'Simavita Limited') and a contemporaneous fundraising. These transactions positioned the merged group for listing on the Toronto Stock Exchanges Ventures market.
13 Nov 2013
A new Guide for Life Science Company Directors was recently launched to support and enhance the performance of boards of directors leading public and private life science companies. Partner Lis Boyce chaired the task force of experienced industry representatives which prepared the Guide.
26 Sep 2013
DibbsBarker has acted for Regeneus Ltd (RGS) in the first listing of a biotechnology company on the Australian Securities Exchange since 2011.
17 Apr 2014
ASIC's proposed reform to employee incentive schemes may have the unintended consequence of making such relief less likely to be available to private equity and venture capital investees.
16 Apr 2014
The Queensland Government has taken the first steps to address land tenure reform with the introduction of the Land and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 into Parliament.
16 Apr 2014
A recent decision of the NSW Supreme Court in a cheque conversion claim has left the gate open for banks to rely on the proportionate liability defence under Civil Liability legislation to reduce their liability when sued in conversion as the collecting bank of cheques.
14 Apr 2014
The April 2014 edition of the Australian Health Law Bulletin (LexisNexis publication) contains an article by Timothy Bowen, Senior Associate at DibbsBarker. The article discusses the extent of a medical practitioner's obligation to be a 'good samaritan' when emergency medical treatment is required off-duty.
David Carter, Partner and Head of the DibbsBarker Financial Services team discusses the proposed changes to the PPSA as part of the Federal Government's red tape reduction plan. The proposed changes will impact equipment hire companies who stand to benefit should the Bill be passed.
The Personal Property Securities Act's transitional period comes to an end on 31 January 2014. Michael Goss, Partner in the DibbsBarker Financial Services team, discusses the transitional provisions and how Australian businesses can prepare for the end of January.
Terry Killian, Partner in the DibbsBarker Insurance team, discusses the introduction of a 5% degree of permanent impairment threshold for common law damages claims in Queensland, and the implications for insurers and employers.