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.
28 Feb 2014
A recent NSW Court of Appeal decision highlights the ability of customers to use the Contracts Review Act as a shield to what otherwise should be straightforward debt claims. That possibility serves as a timely reminder for banks to review their non-loan account policies and procedures to ensure they are appropriate.
26 Feb 2014
Where a tenant wishes to lease the whole or part of a building which is yet to be constructed or which is to undergo major renovations, the tenant's rights and obligations and those of the landlord are usually documented in an agreement for lease. This article discusses the distinction between a lease and an agreement for lease, the situations where an agreement for lease is used, and matters to consider when negotiating an agreement for lease.
20 Feb 2014
The ACCC's decision to oppose the proposed acquisition by Sonic Healthcare of assets in the Delta Imaging Group, which is in liquidation, is a reminder to liquidators and other insolvency practitioners of one of the potential hurdles that may need to be overcome when selling the assets of an insolvent business.
13 Feb 2014
In-licensing of technology, or teaming with a third party to develop new technology, has enormous potential to significantly benefit agribusiness enterprises. However, such transactions can carry significant risks. With sound guidance, those risks can be properly addressed from the outset and equip an innovative business to meet commercial challenges from a position of security and strength.
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.
Lis Boyce, Partner in the DibbsBarker Commercial team, discusses continuous disclosure obligations and the impact of social media, including particular guidance for life sciences companies.